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1956 Oval Vert - How do I locate the original owner, Timothy Paul Jenkins?

I have owned a lhd 1956 Oval Vert since 1993

I wrote to the DVLA a year or so back, & got the information on previous owners
this has been excellent - i have spoken to the second owner (1981-1986), and he has sent me pics from when he owned it
he bought it off the original owner at VW Action, 1981...

any ideas how i can locate the original owner/know if he's still alive?
i believe he imported the Cab from Canada in 1958 (to Exeter)
i have written to his last known address, but he no longer lives there...& he wasnt the previous occupier at this address either

these are the last details i have on him:

timothy paul jenkins

last address known (1981):
87 walsall road
four oaks
sutton coldfield
b74 4nh

& before that (1980?):
7 corncrake close
sutton coldfield
b72

before that he lived down near Exeter

i have tried the online BT phonebook, got one T Jenkins, Solihull way - not him

can anyone please help??! any ideas?? guru Howard66?
surely with a full name, and middle name, i should get close???

thanks & regards
Chris
 

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The car was re-registered as UVS 972 (originally WCR 800) in 1993

1981/2



1993, as bought


1994, Nottingham
 

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WCR800 doesn't appear to be registered to anything, neither can I find it for sale on any number dealer sites. It could be on retention though.

Was the original number sold? If the car never made it on to the DVLA computer system (1974-1983) but registered on it after the 1983 cut-off date then it would be issued with a replacement registration. If that was the case, you should be able to get your plate back as non-transferrable. Worth a phone call to the DVLA at least to check :)

Let me have a look and see what I can dig up on Timothy Paul Jenkins :D
 

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howard, thankyou :group: !

built Feb 56
delivered to Canada
imported/registered in the UK 17.10.58

Owner 1?
1956 or at least 17.10.58-11.09.82
Timothy Paul Jenkins

Tim's last address known, i think (1981):
87 walsall road
four oaks
sutton coldfield
b74 4nh

& before that (1981?):
7 corncrake close
sutton coldfield
b72

& before that (58-81?)
4 Fairlynch Close
Saunton Park
Braunton
Near Exeter
EX33

at some stage Tim had the Cab painted Orange, but it went back to Iris Blue before he sold it in 1982...

Owner 2
11.09.82 - 01.05.86
Peter Wright
Bath, then Kidderminster

Owner 3
01.05.86 ñ 14.11.91
Grant Baynham
LT Baynham
Whitecross
Hereford
check www.ltbaynham.co.uk....car/van rental....

14.11.91ñ 25.10.93
Owner 4
Neil Howe
The Dog & Gun Inn/The Inn
Northallerton
North Yorkshire

Neil took the Cab to Peppercorn in around 92..(see Volksworld Feb 05 p66)
He kept the WCR 800 plate on Retention, in August 93 - filling out application form V778/1 (I have a photocopy of this form)...
Neil was due to leave the UK to relocate to France...not sure if he made it...he ran a company called Howe Aviation Limited (specialists in aircraft hire)...would be good to track Neil down too....ask him if he still has the plate

Owner 5
25.10.93 - now
Me
 

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Could also try the Historic VW Club to see if it was ever owned by a club member. They may know of it.
 

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thanks, but...

i have all the owners details....5 of them , including me
spoken to Peter/i bought the Cab off Neil/hopefully i'll soon be speaking to Grant...

none of these owners even knew Tim's name....
& we are going back to 1982....
 

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Yeah,, I was just thinking someone there might still remember the car and may have some other info on it.I'm in the the club and some of the members have been in it for years.
 

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can no-one help me locate Tim?
have spoken to Grant this week - some good stories about his ownership 86-91
 

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Couldn't find anything, sorry. Nothing in the Birth/Marriage/Death index either, which is odd.
 
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