Any info on my dad's old 412 variant please

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Minioneman
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Any info on my dad's old 412 variant please

Post by Minioneman » 31st May 2014 - 9:22pm

This is a bit of a long shot, but I am trying to find the whereabouts and any info on my dad's old 412 variant which was his pride and joy. He had the car in the late 70's until the mid 80's. He did all the shows with it and won many competitions with it. My father is Graham Lowden and the car reg was xlk383n. It was in matharon blue and was simply immaculate .He sold the car to a elderly gent in Kent who I think has now died. According to dvla the car has not been on the road since 2002 so I may be to late. But if anyone knows of the car I would appreciate to know.

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Re: Any info on my dad's old 412 variant please

Post by Editor » 31st May 2014 - 11:40pm

The club records seem to imply XLK 383N was bought from your uncle by David Kimber, but his club membership expired in 1994, so I've nothing up to date on him. I recollect both the names, but I can't really add anything. 20 years ago is quite a long time!

Your uncle was a founder member of the VW Type 3&4 Club - member number 7. There are quite a few of the founder members still alive from 1985, No. 3 is Derek Frow, 4 is Jim Bourne and 5 is Neil Birkitt (some time editor of VW Motoring) but some of us were only middle-aged back then! Ah, there's nothing like nostalgia...
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Re: Any info on my dad's old 412 variant please

Post by widdy » 4th June 2014 - 9:50pm

I found this photo amongst my scanned pictures.

I think this is taken from VW Action Concours in 1986 when the show was held at the Stoneleigh Showground

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Former owner of concours winning Marathon Blue 412 LE 2 door Saloon.

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Post by Danny Lord » 4th June 2014 - 10:24pm

widdy wrote:I found this photo amongst my scanned pictures.

I think this is taken from VW Action Concours in 1986 when the show was held at the Stoneleigh Showground

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got any more Type 3 or 4 pics from back then?
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Post by Editor » 5th June 2014 - 12:32am

I must have some Danny - I'll try to do a sweep through the old photos. Most of them are still in the packs of colour prints, along with negs.
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Re: Any info on my dad's old 412 variant please

Post by widdy » 6th June 2014 - 9:30am

Danny

I thnk you have seen all the ones I have, I think I posted in your thread on VZi
Former owner of concours winning Marathon Blue 412 LE 2 door Saloon.

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