where is my old S3 Phaeton

Postby trackcar » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:38 pm

Hi all. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. Many years ago I owned a S3 Phaeton reg Q106RCA .. it was black when I first had it, with a Burton 1600cc Kent engine and 2000E three rail gearbox. It progressed through a 2 litre pinto and a bit of tuning work then the gearbox broke so I fitted a 3 litre Essex V6 and 4 speed gearbox into it and that is the spec when I sold it. t was red in colour in the end aswell.

It went to a guy in Ripon North Yorkshire who fancied a new project after finishing off his Mini convertible project. Ive never been able to trace the car since and I've since moved to derbyshire.

If anyone has any info I would be delighted to hear if it's still around :) I will be at Newark this Sunday with my TVR V8S as the S series yearly meet is tacked onto teh side of the kit car show, so plenty of opportunity to relive my youth looking at Duttons there I hope.

All the best
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Postby Andy S » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:50 pm

Best bet is to first do a search on the DVLA site - as follows

The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for Q106 RCA are:

Date of Liability 02 04 1993
Date of First Registration 16 03 1984
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2994CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED
Vehicle Type Approval null
The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate ?101.75
12 Months Rate ?185.00

Not been on the road since some time before April 1993 - off the road for 15 years would suggest that its a project or scrapped.


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Re: where is my old S3 Phaeton

Postby Terrapin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:43 am

Just found this by chance as I was being sentimental too! I was the original builder/register of the black series 3 Phaeton Q106 RCA. I went down to Brighton as a youngster. Met Tim Dutton (then driving a Lambo himself) and bought the kit. Had it delivered to the Wirrral (North West UK) built it up in 3 months and registered it in Chester. Most mechanical items were purchased from Ian Harwood (Ford Rally Car specialist at the time). The 1600 crossflow was completely rebuilt and a 3 rail gearbox bought from a local specialist. MK2 large drum rear axle and single leaf springs from an RS1600. There was a bonnet bulge fitted to clear the downdraught carb. Gold alloy wheels originally (Demon Tweeks). I still have the original purchase documents and delivery notes etc. from Dutton. I see it has now been through quite a transition. I do hope that it has not been scrapped and is sitting somewhere awaiting some care and attention.
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