if it was the 1980s then it was probably a DHSS car, still very cool
(by one do you mean just an invalid vehicle in general or a Barrat midget?)
it was only until the early 2000's was there a big push to recall the remaining cars
before then if you had a Model 70' you could keep "leasing" it indefinitely, but the numbers slowly declined over the 80s and 90s as either Users passed away or did finally jump to the mobility scheme or just gave them up for one reason or another
Fairly sure it is, been a few weeks but it's a storage building off a roundabout in Llandudno Junction, always locked up and lately seems to be the storage for the audi and bmw dealer over the road. Great news if loads got saved there were a fair few there.
so not much has been going on with REV my Invacar Model 70 sadly hence why this thread has been dormant, as she is stored outside currently, the winter weather has put a halt to pretty much any sort of recommissioning work sadly
however I'm hoping that by May I will have her on the road
has joined the "fleet" for those who don't know what this is, this is a trailer that start life out as an AC Model 64 invalid vehicle, that someone at some point sadly chopped up into a trailer, and eventually it found its way onto ebay, where I just had to grab it and save it from the scrap heap
no idea what I'm going to do with it!, but I just wanted to make sure it was not scrapped!
for those wondering the trailer would of originally started out as one of these, the Model 64 was the electric version of the Model 57, and was produced specific only the request of the MoH hence why its just known as the Model 64 and does have any sort of "marketing" name (NB the plate on the car in the picture is not the correct number plate for the car)
(sadly only 3 Model 64's are known to survive, not including the trailer)
are they Dunlop LP 591 12 inch wheels or Dunlop LP 1161 10 inch wheels?
the Dunlop LP 591 12 inch wheels where used on almost all 1957 Ministry specification invalid vehicles (Tippen Delta's being a notable exception they somehow got away with using 16 inch wheels until the mid 60s!)
and the Model 70 until January 1975 for AC Model 70's and July 1975 for Invacar Model 70's
where starting with GPL351N and JAR185N the Model 70 switched to 10 inch wheels which where fitted until the end of Model 70 production
I do happen to somewhat be looking for some Dunlop LP 1161 wheels especially if they have tyres that hold air
but its nothing urgent and I'm not sure how the logistics of it all would work out, as I'm about 100 miles away from my Model 70 as of current!
(I had plans in place to get work done to her this april in fact, but sadly those had to be canceled)
she is taxed and insured now at least!
as a side note it would be interesting to know if anyone knows if Dunlop LP 591 wheels where ever used on any other vehicles?
I know the Dunlop LP 1161 wheels where your normal 24Mm offset (and the offset is important because if you get that wrong then the front wheel is no longer in the center line of the car!) Mini rims,
but I'm not sure where the Dunlop LP 591 wheels came from sadly or if they where made specifically for the 1957 Ministry invalid vehicle specifications (which was one of the ministries first attempts to try and standardise parts across all the invalid vehicles it was buying)