Yes, there was of excess stock registered however was mostly volume manufacturer mundane stuff (fords/Vauxhall’s etc.). Dealers got a bigger volume bonus if they flogged these cars first and encouraged a lot of people to buy older cars as they were saving 000’s and got free servicing etc. They flipped a lot out to companies for their company car fleets and I remember at the time that I could get a Ford Mondeo (couldn’t choose spec) for around £200 per month.This is the scenario my mucker played out when I told him about the existence of a moth balled A2. (he used to work for Glasgow Audi when the A2 was available). Perhaps this also gave rise to the huge supply of pre registered stock. What Gavin told me if you didnt register the cars in time for the legislation change it was crusher time. Sounds horrendous. I muse that's also why manufacturers get ready for the legislation changes in plenty time so that potential does not occur. Can't comment on how this impacts on our Unicorn A2. But I'm sure Ian will walk us through the journey. Looking forward to it.
Crusher - not sure about this, I think it was a ploy by manufacturers make dealers sell them quickly but since Audi’s were ordered to spec, I can’t imagine they had any left over stock.
I’m pretty sure Ian will be able to register on a ‘60’ unless there’s some loophole around low volume/non production vehicles.