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Looking at wb panelvan.
Matching numbers and books.
However safety compliance plate doesn't match.
Says its a statesman wb sedan, seating capacity 5.

How could this be

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In 1973, I bought at a repossession auction, a 12 month old HQ Premier 253 auto sedan, missing the compliance plate.

20 years later in 1993, I bought a HX Ute 308 manual, which, on closer examination, had a panel van compliance plate.

Welcome to the world of old holden.

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around the time you bought the ute a lot of blokes up this way in SE Qld were buying vans and converting them to utes as the vans were usually cleaner/tidier in the cargo area than utes. Big ask I know but a few I know were converted and still had to have the van tags in place as they were still a 'van'.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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But it's interesting, let's know if you hear anything..

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Someone most likely rebirthed the van with a compliance plate from a different car they legally obtained.
It happens sometimes.
I personally know of an LJ XU1 replica that started it's second life as a LJ GTR shell with no tags, that the buyer was reasonably sure was stolen. Then, half way through the restoration, I thought it was strange when he drove 400km each way to get a rusted out LJ parts car. It is now on the road with with a compliance plate, tags and chassis number from a four door LJ SL Torana. The bloke once said he was thinking of getting me to sell it for him. I made it quite clear that I didn't want anything to do with it.
David

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Old is good.

I was doing a bit of casual work in around โ€˜84,โ€™85. One of the blokes I was working with bragged how his two door LC had a stolen LJ XU1 motor in it. I asked wasnโ€™t he afraid of being caught with it. His reply was โ€œhis mate did his pink slips, and the coppers donโ€™t check engine numbers if he got pulled over โ€. Also said it would only be a problem if he ever sold it, but said that was unlikely.

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Bryan

what about the other plates - are they also Statesman - like that would be have been a 308 trimatic with a 2.6:1 diff G70...whereas I doubt a Van would have ever been fitted with a 2.6 diff..it doesn't have a Statesman front on it does it? ps the panel van should be 8WM70 on the compliance plate whereas Statesman will have 8WS19 or 8WT19 for DeVille and Caprice respectively

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Andrew

Looks like someone has cut the front off a statesman to fix a rusted out van and forgotten to change the plate over.

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