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k bol

posted on 21/1/22 at 09:02 PM Reply With Quote
Fisher Fury MX5 turbo car for sale

Hi all. I recently purchased a 1997 built Fisher Fury. The car is registered as a 1978 so is MOT and road tax except. On a proper age related plate (not Q plate). Fitted with a 1.8 Turbo MX5 mk2 engine and gearbox so itís very dependable. Car has had a dash upgrade which is now digital and sits on coil overs. I have some spares plus a spare set of Mini lite wheels. Car is in really good condition and is stupidly fast. It has the proper windscreen and doors that open (not fixed) so easier to live with.
Even though itís MOT exempt itís always been mot tested for safety reasons. Iím only selling as Iím to fat for the cockpit. So looking for something more comfortable fir my larger fatter frame. The car is ready to drive away and have some fun.
The Fury has beautiful lines and the body work is in very very good condition.


Wanting £6800 which is a bargain for something this special.

Based in Cheshire Ö.

Pics to follow shortlyÖ.


[Edited on 21/1/22 by k bol]

[Edited on 21/1/22 by k bol]

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tomprescott

posted on 21/1/22 at 11:01 PM Reply With Quote
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k bol

posted on 21/1/22 at 11:38 PM Reply With Quote
Iíve had a few questions already asking if the Fury is road legal and if I have the V5. Yes itís road legal, no tax or mot needed as itís classed as an historic sports car. Not a Q plate, this car is on a proper age related plate, fully IVA tested from factory when new.
It has an mot every year even though it does not need one. I have a folder full of history with the original receipt of sale when the Fury was new and the V5 is present and in my nameÖ
Ready to drive away
Cheers
Keith

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snapper

posted on 22/1/22 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
Sylva Fury was started in 1991 and sold in 1994 to become Fisher Fury
Is the car registered as a Sylva Fury or Fisher Fury on the V5?
MX5 wasnít produced until 1989 so is your Fury registered as the donor Ford Escort?





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indykid

posted on 22/1/22 at 09:07 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k bol
this car is on a proper age related plate, fully IVA tested from factory when new.



How sure are you of these facts?

Being a little less facetious, the gov website guidance states

You do not need to get an MOT if:

the vehicle was built or first registered more than 40 years ago
no Ďsubstantial changesí have been made to the vehicle in the last 30 years, for example replacing the chassis, body, axles or engine to change the way the vehicle works

The substantial changes, building the donor into a Fury in 1997, absolutely counts as a substantial change.

The car is not eligible for MOT exemption til at least 2027 and even then I'm not sure if that would be the case.

As for the car being fully IVA'd when new, Wikipedia tells me SVA only came into force in 1998 so this car would have missed that. IVA didn't start until 2009.


[Edited on 22/1/22 by indykid]






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k bol

posted on 22/1/22 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
I be an totally sure if these facts or I wouldnít post them up. Have written proof of everything
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k bol

posted on 22/1/22 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
The donor car was an Escort, many many years ago. MX5 unit has been in for a few years. Car is registered as a Fisher Fury with the MX5 unit fitted on a 1978 age related plate with a letter from DVSA confirming all thisÖSo everything is legal and above board
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indykid

posted on 22/1/22 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k bol
The donor car was an Escort, many many years ago. MX5 unit has been in for a few years. Car is registered as a Fisher Fury with the MX5 unit fitted on a 1978 age related plate with a letter from DVSA confirming all thisÖSo everything is legal and above board

But still not MOT exempt. See my edited post above

ETA - And with a mk2 MX5 engine, that would mean it's not eligible for MOT exemption til at very least 2029/30 assuming the engine was taken from a brand new Mk2, but whenever the engine was fitted. If the 'few years' is 5 years, it'll be MOT exempt in 2047 if no further changes are made.

I'm not saying you have a ringer, I'm saying it's not MOT exempt

[Edited on 22/1/22 by indykid]






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k bol

posted on 22/1/22 at 11:31 AM Reply With Quote
Iím only going by what my mate who used to own the car told me. Maybe I have it wrong, I know nothing about historic kit cars. Maybe thatís why he kept it motíd.
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Humbug

posted on 26/1/22 at 05:19 PM Reply With Quote
Obviously I don't have the documents to look at but it is possible that DVLA have made a mistake and recorded as a Fisher Fury but with the 1978 date (astounding, I know, but they have been known to make the odd error... )

The V5C should give the taxation class - if it is exempt (according to them) it will say Historic

...whether it really should be a 1978 (given it was built in 1997 and exempt is another matter

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number-1

posted on 26/1/22 at 05:36 PM Reply With Quote
Maybe the OP can post the "written proof of everything" and some pictures of the car to back up his case...........
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k bol

posted on 27/1/22 at 10:58 PM Reply With Quote
SOLD SOLD SOLD
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nick9one1

posted on 20/11/23 at 04:25 PM Reply With Quote
I realise this isn't a discussion thread, but it made quite interesting reading..

Looks like the car changed hands again recently... This must be the one, same year, same engine, age related plate and coilovers.

The latest ebay blurb only says it it tax free, so I presume it does require an MOT.

sold for 5.5k
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/196044355367?

https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/225938/1978-fisher-fury-whoosh

[Edited on 20/11/23 by nick9one1]

[Edited on 20/11/23 by nick9one1]

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cliftyhanger

posted on 21/11/23 at 08:21 AM Reply With Quote
I expect it was down to the usual DVLA thing where some kits get registered date as that of the donor car.
So yes, MoT exemption will not apply as the car has been modified etc.
I am not even sure if kits are entitled to MoT exemption, even when 40 years old? And not really interested. After all, who in their right mond would drive around in a car that doesn't get tested (unless they have access to brake rollers and do a proper check, trouble is it is so easy to miss stuff so a second check is always welcome)

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