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BS 4859

Photo dated July 1958, car must have been nearly new at the time. After leaving Orkney it was used as a taxi by Irvine Bros, Boddam, Shetland when this photo was taken. Who was the Orkney owner or owners ?.
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Picture added on 19 March 2012 at 11:18
Vehicle was first registered on 24th October 1955 and is a "New Prefect" new because it was one of the first of this body design (my own first car was also a New Prefect BS4860) The first owner of this car is recorded as A Laughton, Norwood, Kirkwall.
Added by David Tullock on 19 March 2012
The radiator grille on this Ford Prefect looks identical to that on Signet/Cygnet, picture #26251, apart from the central badge.
Added by Ian Hourston on 19 March 2012
Hpi check brings up nothing, so the plate has died with the car, sadly. There was a Ford Prefect lying at Marness Garage for several months a few years back, I'll dig out a snap.
Added by Al Hine on 19 March 2012
Old Nan Rosie in Lyness had a black one of these that she used as a taxi in the late 60s early 70s. I don't know the number.When it gave up the ghost it was parked in their yard for many years until the early 80s, I think it just rusted away.
Added by Elaine Sutherland (Allen) on 19 March 2012
This is not Wyre. Perhaps Burray There are no passing places in Wyre
Added by Sveckia on 11 August 2012
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