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Military buff logbook on ebay
#1
Just doing the usual look on eBay and found this logbook

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It seems to be 747 cc and marked ex government on the logbook so perhaps a military car, the engine number ex seems to have an A prefix rather than the usual M. Is this indeed a military logbook. No connection with the seller just an interesting snippet of Austin history I thought, I'd be interested to know more knowledgeable people's views?
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#2
Ex Government need not necessarily mean ex Military. If it was ex Military it's a bit odd that the colour starts as Black; I suppose it could be ex ARP, or some other civil service - it's a shame he's covered up the registration letters - Military vehicles were issued with their own letter sequences: MT, AMP, BMM, DMD, DMF and DMV for example.
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#3
first registered 1949....
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#4
This log book is for an Austin 8. All numbers i.e chassis body indicate its an Austin 8 which where used as Government cars being military or civilian use during the second WII.
Sold and first registered in 1949 in local authority.

I see that the logbook indicate being a 747cc instead of 898cc.
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(08-04-2019, 09:56 PM)Mike Costigan Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register]

Middlesex 2 letter codes to 1965:-

MC, MD, ME, MF, MG, MH, MK, ML, MM, MP, MT, MU, MV, MX, MY 

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3 letter codes were "A" prefix etc. to the above.
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#6
    Hi,
 my 1935 APD Miliatry Tourer still has its original issue reg number.
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#7
Many thanks for everyone's thoughts, interesting to know what it actually is and a nice snippet of history.
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#8
What! I don't think so. not for £200.
I am always suspicious of logbooks being sold on ebay some of them are fuellng fraudulent insurance claims.
Old Cooper S V5 sold for stupid money the other day,  obviously not going to end up in a frame on the wall.
This is the sort of thing that has in part resulted in the changes at DVLC
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#9
I couldn't agree more  but the honest amongst us hopefully appreciate thier historical value. I'd hope the DVLA keep a record of all stray logbooks and keep a very close eye on thier re appearance, even more so with v5s with no car!!
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