Blog 2019

April 2019 - Porsche Tops the list of Prestige Cars Clamped by DVLA

Clamped Car - Drivers on Demand BlogAccording to the figures released by DVLA, Porsche topped the list of prestige cars clamped for being untaxed in the last financial year 2017/18.

There were 133,000 vehicles clamped last year, an increase of 13% from previous year, of which only 350 (0.26%) were prestige cars, out of which 199 were Porsches, followed by Italian supercar Abarth (28), Maserati (23) and Bentleys (20). However, taking the top spot overall was Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra with 6000 clampings each. Obviously these are the UK’s most popular cars and hence there are more of them on the roads. The most popular colour to be clamped was silver with more than 32,000 being clamped. Again, silver is the most popular car colour in the UK.

It does not matter what vehicle you drive, if it is not taxed, it will be clamped, Last year, 73 London Taxis, 5 Harley-Davidsons, 4 motorhomes and a double decker bus were clamped.

Since the car disc was abolished, the number of clampings have more than doubled. Previously it was obvious when the car tax expired by looking at the disc on the windscreen. Now we have to rely on post or email reminders which are easy to overlook in our busy lives. However, if you are worried about when your car tax or MOT is due, there is an easy way to find out by visiting the Gov.uk website and entering your car registration - https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax

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Feb 2019 - Fancy an Armoured Rolls Royce Silver Spur with Royal Heritage?

A 1987 Rolls Royse Silver Spur is on sale at “Bring a Trailer” auctions in USA. It was ordered by the UK Foreign Office for use at its Embassy in Washington D.C., but its real claim to fame is that it was used by Princess Diana on her official visit to USA in 1990. She was photographed in it on numerous occasions including a visit to the Royal Gala Evening to benefit the London City Ballet and Grandma’s house, a home for HIV positive children, both in Washington D.C.

Rolls Royce Silver Spur with Princess Diana

Rolls Royce Silver Spur

The Rolls Royce Silver Spur is the long wheel base version of the Silver Spirit and is currently owned by Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage. The car was armoured by coachbuilder McNeille & Son of Walsall, England with carbon steel and Kevlar plates, extra door and hinge reinforcements and polycarbonate windows. It has a 6.75 litre fuel injected V-8 engine.  In addition, it has numerous special features including a sun roof. The Silver Spur has clocked 61,000 miles and is in its original Balmoral Green Metallic Colour. The interior is in beige leather with green carpet and sheepskin rugs. The car has no accident history.

The bid price was $26,000 at the time of writing this blog. The auctions ends on 6th March. If you are interested, follow the link below.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-rolls-royce-silver-spur-2/

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