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Anthony
November 1, 2017, 9:11am Report to Moderator


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When reading through various threads I sometimes notice photographs of owners cars where another member asks "Was that a press car?"

What is it about the car, and how are people identifying whether a car may have been a press car in it's early days?




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I can't speak for the motivation behind anybody's questions but there are a few things that might lead one to wonder about press cars.
- The registration. Most of the press cars had registration plates in a fairly small sequence, all Coventry (for Triumphs)
- Visual similarity to photos remembered from old car magazines
- In some cases, fitment of a set of optional extras. Most production cars were sold without but press cars were often fully loaded.


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Anthony
November 1, 2017, 11:19am Report to Moderator


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Thanks Rob.

Seems like Coventry registrations are (as listed on Canley’s website):

DU
KV
RW
VC
WK


So, I’ll use this as a starting point. Thanks




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