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Triumph TR6 - BMIHT Factory Record Certificate

Not news for many of you but since I just received mine I thought I'd refresh this old topic for others who may not have looked into this little garage decor item. It's a rather nice piece to have (IMHO)... kinda like a birth certificate.

Given the Commission #, The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (for a fee of 33 pounds) will search factory records to compile the following about your car. They mail a certificate of high quality bond measuring 8 x 12 which is gold embossed, signed by Richard Bacchus of BMIHT and sealed. It contains the following:

Make & Model:
Car/Chassis Number:
Engine Number:
Body Number:
Specification: (Left or Right Hand Drive)
Colour: a)exterior, b)trim, c)hood (top)
Date of Build: (to the day)
Date of Despatch: (ship date to North America)
Destination (Dealer):
Other Numbers: (Key numbers)
Details of Factory Fitted Equipment:
Other: (What dock the car was shipped from and on what vessel)
Issued to: (your name)
Date of Issue:
Signature of Archivist:

In my case I learned that my engine is the original and the aluminum body tag matched up as well.

Ken
Ken Shaddock


I have one too Ken. I agree it's a nice piece to have. Also you know it's not a scam since all you provide to them is the VIN and it comes to you with all of the other details about your car. My car was shipped to a dealer in Houston TX from Harwich England. All of the numbers, colors, trim, etc.. matched. Pretty cool. When I bought it a couple of years ago it came to about 50 bucks.

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Pretty cool indeed Henry. I first got the search bug in 1973 when I bought a 1956 Chevy Bel Air (mint with 22,000 miles). I found out that it had been sold in Yuma, AZ so when I was in San Diego for a meeting I took a weekend to go to Yuma and research the car. Found the deceased owner's place of business, his home, the original dealership, etc. It was great fun to assemble the car's past in such detail. I wouldn't mind a trip to merry old England to do the same for my 76 6. My wife would love to hang around the sites of old factories, shipping docks and an old boat called 'Tosca' if it's still afloat.

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Ken
According to the ship registry.

The Vehicle Carrier "TOSCA" 45,037 Gross Tonnage is registered in the Singapore Registry of Ships. No pictures though.

Les
lw gilholme

Hey thanks Les. Up to my ying yang lately with a family matter but will check that ship out.

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Les

Not a biggy for others on the Thread but here's that ship my TR6 immigrated to Canada on. Not exactly the Love Boat...

http://www.shipphotos.co.uk/pages/tosca.htm

Ken
Ken Shaddock


That's pretty cool Ken.

According to my BMIHT certificate my car was shipped to Houston TX aboard the 'Jinret Maru'. I haven't done any searches for the ship yet. I wonder if it's still shipping cars?

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

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