The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

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The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:10 am

The first Mazda Bongo Friendee rolled off the production line on the 19th April 1995. The oldest Bongo in the club would appear to be that belonging to Chris Blackburn of Manchester. His Bongo was made on 18 May 1995.

We have asked the membership if anyone has one older, and have now heard from Lynda & David Pygott of Wakefield whose Bongo was made on 15/05/95. Has anyone got an earlier one?

You can check the age of your Bongo by inputting the chassis number on this Russian website:

http://mazda.epcdata.ru/
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by another bongo » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:32 pm

Mine is 20 1st June so not quite the oldest, but I didn't realise it was one of the earliest ones, still doing ok despite it's age 8) I've tried to put a pic on but having no luck so far...
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Post by grizzlya58 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:29 pm

think mine was 06.95. still going touch wood. :D
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Post by aintgotabongo » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:52 pm

Does anyone know what price they were, brand new back in 95 in Japan in ££££s, cant seem to get a answer anywhere
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bongorolo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:02 pm

Mine is same year. 13.12.1995 nice to know its one of the early ones :o
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by samuel » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Chassis number ends 158, registered on 1st July 1995. Haven't the heart to get rid of her and had major welding carries out in January this year. Owned by us since December 2004 and hopefully get another 10 years out of her.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by notlob » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:13 pm

Not that I can understand much of what the site is telling me but the date is showing as:

17.05.95

Chassis number ends 140

According to the V5 it was first registered in Uk on 01.08.99, that seems pretty early?

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by blobber » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:02 am

Mines number 97.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Northern Bongolow » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:27 am

whats karens alan, thats early isnt it, nearly as old a karen. :wink:
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Post by munroman » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:37 pm

11/5/95,number ends 43
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:11 am

Derek, your's is the oldest so far! Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?
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Post by munroman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:21 am

Ian wrote:Derek, your's is the oldest so far! Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?
I'm honoured, it's 2WD!
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Post by Doone » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:32 pm

Our chassis number is SGL5F-000... but I don't seem to be able to get it to work on the site. Does anyone know why?
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by timmy » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:54 pm

Hello All,

I can't seem to get anywhere with the translation of the link. I can reach the site and have entered the number but it doesn't do much.

Can anyone help?

My chassis number ends with 34. This looks promising! :D


Edit:

Oh Doone, Allan, it looks like you have an older Bongo than mine!

can anyone help Doone and me?

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:09 pm

Doone wrote:Our chassis number is SGL5F-000... but I don't seem to be able to get it to work on the site. Does anyone know why?
It's because your chassis number is SGL5F-100... No Bongos or Fredas have the 6 digit part starting with zero.
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