The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Diandot » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:43 pm

Grace's birthday is 1st Oct. First registered in 1995, UK reg'd in 2005. So She will soon be 21 !!! :D Has a few aches and pains (don't we all?) and her waterworks play up from time to time, but I try to look after her with the help of my friendly 'bongoman' Victor (ace mechanic!!)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Stuart » Thu May 04, 2017 11:52 pm

We're new Bongo owners, and found this fascinating.
We knew our new Bongo was 1995, and the green slip says first registered 1/9/95. The Russian site says manufactured on 24/8/95. Current mileage is 158,000 km near-enough. Just under 100,000 miles. Not bad eh? Better than our 2003 Alhambra with 233,000 miles on the clock - will it last for ever??
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by herefordharry » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:54 am

Ian wrote:
Tue May 24, 2016 9:43 am
Members Alan & Joan have made a claim to have the newest V6 in the UK. We have checked, and they are correct. VIN SG5W-502121, 20 August 2002.
My tintop 2.0l is SGEW-607124. Is that the youngest Bongo?
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Sorry Harry. Newest one we have on record in UK is SGEW-607288 which rolled off the production line on 30/11/05, a full 22 days after yours.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Russell Jupp » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Just browsing, and thought I'd resurrect this thread.

I've just purchased an M reg, Ford Freda 2wd diesel.
Waiting for the V5 to come back, then I'll enter the chassis number....interesting.

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:33 am

Di, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, has been in touch to say that here Bongo is SGL3-100008. This makes it the oldest surviving Bongo in the UK, and quite possibly the world! It was manufactured on 9th May 1995 which was the day after production began. =D>
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 am

Brilliant. =D>
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Post by g8dhe » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Wow!
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Post by mikeonb4c » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:42 pm

Wow! Tell her to cherish it and not let it rust away. Should we club together and buy it as a gate guardian for Bongo Towers.? :shock: :lol: 8)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:52 pm

Not sure a Bongo would like to be sat there with a stick in it's bottom. :shock:
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Post by mikeonb4c » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:01 pm

Bob wrote:
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Not sure a Bongo would like to be sat there with a stick in it's bottom. :shock:
:lol: =D>
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Flanners » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Ian wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:33 am
Di, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, has been in touch to say that here Bongo is SGL3-100008. This makes it the oldest surviving Bongo in the UK, and quite possibly the world! It was manufactured on 9th May 1995 which was the day after production began. =D>
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by drumbell » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:13 pm

Hi Bongonoauts. Our ancient Bonzo is a black Montague conversion. It’s in a pretty good condition for its age. We’ve had it for just over a year and bought if off our neighbour who decamped to the VW brand! I’ve mainly used it for attending art courses and exhibitions in the south east. Hopefully next year we can get to some bongomeets and meet you all. Di from T Wells
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:57 pm

You'll be very welcome, look forward to seeing you somewhere. 8)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by stuc » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:09 pm

Just thought I'd add an update. I've got a 2006 Black Aero on way from Japan Chassis no. SGEW607300. According to this it looks like it might be newest one to hit the uk.
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