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Ironstone Lane

Wroxton

Banbury

Oxfordshire

OX15 6AY

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Rootes Archive “Heritage Certificates”.

Ever thought it’s a pity there are no Rootes factory production records?  Ever wished you could know more about when your car was first registered and sold?

We have records available for:

Talbot (including pre Rootes)     1905-1939

Humber (including pre Rootes)  1915-1962

Hillman                                   1929-1962 (not 32-38)

Sunbeam-Talbot (including pre Rootes)    1932-1957

Singer                                    1945-1956

General Rootes/Chrysler (Ryton & Linwood)  1950-1976

Imps                                      1963-1976

Sunbeam Alpines                     1959-1976

Sunbeam Tiger                        1964-1967

Commer & Karrier                    1934-1976

Avengers                                1970-1976

The information we provide includes the chassis and engine number, vehicle type, colour, date of build, date of despatch and which dealer it went to, any factory fitted extras, and original registration details (date and place of issue) subject to information available. Click on the image to see a larger sample. In addition to the certificate, we supply a “Car Details” sheet which you can use to display at shows. This will contain similar information in a bolder format but without the owner’s address or other private information.

THE COST?

If we can locate the factory record, the cost of these certificates is £50

Replacement certificates £30

Overseas members, please add £5 to cover extra postal costs.

Cheques should be made payable to The Rootes Archive Centre Trust. If you wish to use PayPal please send payment to paypal@rootesarchivecentre.org.uk

We have some wartime records available but will always try to assist so contact us to see if we can assist


To order your Certificate, contact:

Bob Allan

Shadewood Farm

283 Chester Road

Grappenhall

Warrington

WA4 2QE

Tel: 01925 267084 (6-8pm eve.)

E-Mail: r.allan@rootesarchivecentre.org


If possible, please include any known basic information about your car including its chassis-body number and original registration number; this will help the search through the factory records.

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