Customs and Excise Minor saloons

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Spikesdriver
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Customs and Excise Minor saloons

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I wonder if any of the four-door Minor saloons used by Customs and Excise at Gatwick Airport survive?
Here are BML245H and what I think is BML243H.
They had a roof flashing light and must have had a radio setup too.
Cheers, Tom.
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Re: Customs and Excise Minor saloons

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BML 245H appears to be on SORN (logbook last issued 2012), so possibly still with us:
BML 245H
✓ SORN
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No results returned
Incorrect MOT status?
WarningIf you've just bought this vehicle the tax or SORN doesn't come with it. You'll need to tax it before driving it.
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration July 1970
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
CO₂ emissions Not available
Fuel type PETROL
Euro status Not available
Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Not available
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BLUE
Vehicle type approval Not available
Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Revenue weight Not available
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 17 July 2012
Does anyone on here know of it?
However BML 243H has been 'untaxed' since August 1986, so sadly may no longer be with us:

BML 243H
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 August 1986
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No results returned
Incorrect MOT status?
WarningIf you've just bought this vehicle the tax or SORN doesn't come with it. You'll need to tax it before driving it.
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration July 1970
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1098 cc
CO₂ emissions Not available
Fuel type PETROL
Euro status Not available
Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Not available
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour BLUE
Vehicle type approval Not available
Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Revenue weight Not available
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 14 September 1984
Though unlikely, it might be 'stored' somewhere, tomorrows 'barn find'? 8) .....
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- Back on the ground with (slave) wheels and waiting to be resprayed......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- On the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- Driven back from Llangollen in Wales (twice.....)
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Re: Customs and Excise Minor saloons

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Spikesdriver wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:06 pm They had a roof flashing light and must have had a radio setup too.
Cheers, Tom.
Given the lack of obvious antenna on the cars, it's unlikely they had radios.
A great many vehicles, even now, are allowed Airside so long as fitted with a beacon and are restricted to the marked roadway areas only of the Pans (the hardstandings). The drivers do of course have to be authorised to drive Airside, having read all the rules and very probably do a test to obtain their permit.
Only vehicles that may require access to the greater airfield, such as Air Traffic, Bird Control, Security/Police, Fuel Bowsers would need radio.
Basil the 1955 series II

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