How many cars are still alive in UK?

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What Roadworthy Cars Do You currently own?

Type 3 Notchback
8
13%
Type 3 Fastback
24
39%
Type 3 Squareback
18
29%
Type 34
1
2%
411 Sedan
1
2%
411 Variant
1
2%
412 Sedan
0
No votes
412 Variant
3
5%
Duplicate Car
2
3%
None of the above
4
6%
 
Total votes: 62

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How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by purplepeter » 23rd December 2012 - 11:10pm

This has been prompted partly by a discussion recently on vzi,& the fact that it's 10 years since the Club last did a headcount of Types 3 & 4 that are still alive in uk.

Poll is split into 2 parts,to give us an idea of How many cars are roadworthy,as well as How many "projects" are out there.

Overseas Forum users,please Do Not vote,but post a reply to the thread instead

For "Roadworthy" Please only include cars that are currently Taxed or MOT'd,So If your pride & Joy is tucked up in Her winter storage,but will be brought out in the spring,Then include Your car in this Category.

For Projects,Please only count Complete or Near Complete cars

Obviously,We know that the results of this Survey wont be definitive,but it'll help give everyone an idea of how many cars are out there

Results are Confidential-Other people Cant see what you've admitted to,So dont worry about anyone finding out about your secret Collection!

If You have 2 of the same model,Please either post a reply below,or let me know

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by mjrpoulton » 24th December 2012 - 1:56am

For my response to T34 please multiply by 2

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by purplepeter » 24th December 2012 - 9:54am

I've added another category to allow people to log a second Car of the same type.

AND inadvertantly reset the counters! Please Vote again!

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Danny Lord » 27th December 2012 - 9:55pm

Two Notch's here :)
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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by purplepeter » 27th December 2012 - 11:02pm

Cheers Danny..Please can you highlight the poll/headcount on Your FB page?

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Post by Danny Lord » 28th December 2012 - 6:21am

yeah will do :)
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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by vwadam » 28th December 2012 - 7:41am

done.....also added it to the type 3 registry as it wasn’t on there.

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by bigbadbadge » 15th January 2013 - 9:47pm

Hi All

I am still about, sorry for not visiting for a while, been a bit of a year. I have added my fastie

All the best

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by tudor rose » 18th January 2013 - 9:22pm

early t3 square here but an import so one more than used to be in the uk

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

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Post by Editor » 19th January 2013 - 12:20pm

To save you looking, the Type 3 models (well, Volkswagen 1500 is probably mostly Beetles) are listed with how many recorded as LICENSED each year (reverse order). There are others on SORN, which you can find looking up the model. I think 2002 was when you had to record a vehicle as on SORN as totals leap in that year before generally declining again.
It is based on the registration records, so there may be some info that needs a bit of interpretation.

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
VOLKSWAGEN1500 (mostly Beetles probably)
466 485 491 522 518 544 551 603 645 673 708 744
VOLKSWAGEN1600 A VARIANT AUTO
40 41 48 44 41 44 48 54 57 54 56 6
VOLKSWAGEN1600 A VARIANT
69 63 60 64 62 65 80 84 89 91 100 55
VOLKSWAGEN1600 E VARIANT AUTO
2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 3
VOLKSWAGEN1600 E VARIANT
31 30 29 30 30 31 37 35 37 37 42 18
VOLKSWAGEN1600L VARIANT
9 8 10 9 9 10 11 12 11 13 14 15
VOLKSWAGEN1600 L
8 10 9 5 5 7 8 8 8 8 7 7
VOLKSWAGEN1600 T FASTBACK
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1
VOLKSWAGEN1600 T
4 5 5 5 4 3 2 3 3 3 5 5
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TA FASTBACK AUTO
7 8 6 10 9 9 9 9 9 6 9 3
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TA FASTBACK
290 294 302 317 340 367 392 452 462 478 456 108
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TE FASTBACK AUTO
16 16 18 18 18 17 21 21 23 30 26 2
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TE FASTBACK
34 39 39 40 44 43 46 52 54 59 62 41
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TL FASTBACK
3 4 5 6 5 4 1 5 4 5 6 10
VOLKSWAGEN1600 TL
17 17 18 17 17 20 15 18 21 21 23 24
VOLKSWAGEN1600 (probably mostly Beetles)
51 46 52 50 54 56 58 55 63 58 58 57
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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Tris. » 19th January 2013 - 2:11pm

^^^^

What about all the "Twin axle rigid body" registered Type 3's? they wont appear.
Always looking for Razoredge parts...

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by purplepeter » 19th January 2013 - 2:42pm

I think All results have to be taken with a pinch of salt,including ours,But i'm not convinced that website has any degree of accuracy,or how much info dvla legitimately divulge

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Editor » 21st January 2013 - 1:54am

I doubt there are many of those very old documents around - few of our 40 year-old cars are with the original owner, and they will have had a V5 issued since, which asks for the Make and Model.
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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Tris. » 21st January 2013 - 6:21am

My Square is on the latest v5, no model description. 2 axle rigid body. The body type is "Estate".
My Razor is just 2 axle rigid body, mind you I haven't got round to sorning it yet (been off road for 11 years now)
Always looking for Razoredge parts...

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Clockwork » 25th January 2013 - 11:51am

Pete,

I've a 63 square in resto and the 71 fasty currently SORN. Couldn't see where to add these as neither are roadworthy currently so please add them to your numbers wherever you see fit.

Cheers

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by purplepeter » 25th January 2013 - 12:18pm

The square needs to go on this one viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7905
Possibly the fasty too,but its down to your judgement as to whethewr you count her as roadworthy?

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Post by Burns » 30th January 2013 - 12:51pm

The "How Many Left" website can only be as good as the data that sits behind it. Similar to the "Twin axle rigid body" issue, my old notch was newly registered in the UK within the last couple of years on the new V5 and all it stated was "Volkswagen".

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Re: How many cars are still alive in UK?

Post by Clockwork » 9th February 2013 - 5:27am

Pete, the fasty is roadworthy for sure, just no mot. I can't tick it here as I think I already voted as none of the above.
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