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Blackwatch

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 13:57
by stumpy
Hello

In the mid 80s I owned a blackwatch Chevette reg 8) NET7X i traded it in at TC Harrisons in Sept 1987 dose anyone know if it or anyothers are still about i understand there was only a limited number made by Star Customs

Any info would be good

Thanks

Stumpy

8) :arrow:

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 14:06
by Shellysowner
Hi Stumpy and welcome to the forum! Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here but I was under the impression that the Blackwatch was a Vauxhall Ltd edition and that the Star Custom Vehicles car was called the Chevette LUX. Can you describe some of the features of your car?

One of our members, Andy, owns a Blackwatch which is pictured below. I also occasionally see a Blackwatch with blue striping in Southampton.

<img src="http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/2696/chevette_dec_2004_004.jpg" align=middle alt="andys car" /img>

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 14:34
by Neilyman
Sorry Ralph, you`re wrong...:P


This is a Blackwatch, & they were `dressed up` by Star Custom Vehicles.
`Funny` paint job, rear spoiler, tartan interior, & a wood trim kit.


Image


Bigger pic of one wearing Manta wheels Here. Should have steel weller type wheels.

Andy`s is a SilhouetteI believe.

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 14:46
by Shellysowner
Sillhouette, thats what I said...

Name: Ralph

Occupation: Being wrong...

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 14:53
by Neilyman
Nowt wrong with being wrong!, at least YOU are prepared to admit it :twisted: :mrgreen:

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 17:37
by supersport
you weren't wrong about the pics being bigger!

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2005, 18:51
by shuvit-tim
supersport wrote:you weren't wrong about the pics being bigger!


jesus you can play ant counting

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 02:22
by andy
yeh as far as i am aware mine pictured above is a Sillhouette well at least thats what i found from my research on this site.

but i thought a blackwatch was one of the black chevettes with HSR kit and red stripes. correct me if i am wrong.

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 02:25
by andy
ok guess i am wrong just looked at the massive pic and read blackwatch on the front panel :roll:

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 08:57
by Neilyman
supersport wrote:you weren't wrong about the pics being bigger!


It`s not too big if ya got a 21" monitor :wink:

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 09:04
by penski
Neilyman wrote:
supersport wrote:you weren't wrong about the pics being bigger!


It`s not too big if ya got a 21" monitor :wink:


Three 19" TFTs here and it fits fiiiiine ;)

*n

Re: Blackwatch

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 09:26
by Neilyman
stumpy wrote:Hello, In the mid 80s I owned a blackwatch Chevette reg 8) NET7X


It doesn`t look like your old `un is still alive Matey.

Taken from the car data check site.......

<You've entered the following details:
Registration NET7X

Do the details below match the car you are interested in?
Vehicle make MINI
Model MINI COOPER S >

There was one knocking about Bradford area last year, but I ain`t seen it for a while. & a local trader had one for sale awhile ago, but it was a dog!

Re: Blackwatch

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 11:56
by jifop
Neilyman wrote:It doesn`t look like your old `un is still alive Matey.

Taken from the car data check site.......


alot of those car check sites deny that my vette or bus exists!

Re: Blackwatch

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 12:51
by Neilyman
jifop wrote:
Neilyman wrote:It doesn`t look like your old `un is still alive Matey.

Taken from the car data check site.......


alot of those car check sites deny that my vette or bus exists!


Yeah, but the number is now on a Mini.
An old number that I had on a mini of mine is now on a Merc!

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 19:48
by Shuvit-pinto
Have you got a link to this car data check site please ???

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 20:00
by Neilyman
Shuvit-pinto wrote:Have you got a link to this car data check site please ???


Here ya go

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2005, 20:06
by Shuvit-pinto
Thanks, but I have just typed in 3 cars of mine that I know were either Scrapped or written off and they still come up on screen. How do I tell if any of my other cars are still around in this case.

Looking to see if my Chevette RYA 956R is still about.

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:30
by shuvit-tim
mine is still on there! phew!

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Model CHEVETTE LH


didnt know they made an LH!

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:32
by Shuvit-pinto
yeah but how do you tell if its been scrapped or no longer around. I know 2 of my previouse cars are no more but they still come up???

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:35
by shuvit-tim
have you declared them as scrapped to the DVLA? declaring them SORN isnt enough as that only states they are off the road. you also need to re-sorn every year if it hasnt been declared as scrapped. If you dont do this you will get a 60 quid fine and be ordered to pay the tax between now and th elast time it was taxed or sorned

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:35
by Shellysowner
shuvit-tim wrote:mine is still on there! phew!

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Model CHEVETTE LH


didnt know they made an LH!


Chevette L Hatch!

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:46
by shuvit-tim
ah right now i understand. it is indeed an L hatch (well it's an amalgamation of 3 chevettes - but that's a long story - saving one from 3 knackers)

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 00:49
by Shuvit-pinto
Well the Austin 1100 went to the scrappy after the misses wrote it off as did the Sierra for the same reason.

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 08:30
by Neilyman
The ones I scrapped are not registered, maybe your scrappy didn`t tell the DVLA?
Still a useful gizmo for checking numbers though, hours of fun checking `personal` reg`s......N1GEL, DAV1D, MAG1C..etc :)

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2005, 08:32
by shuvit-tim
ring the DVLA - if the scrappy didnt fill out the correct paperwork chances are they are still in your name and you can still get shafted for them