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Toyota press GT86's and my GT86

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Bit of an odd one this.

 

@willfmair and I got talking and he posted some videos of online reviews of the GT86 for a few years back. Now the car in the video has my registration but is red. Where as mine is Orange?? :unsure:

 

Any idea what Toyota do with their press cars? I went to the launch of the Honda FK2 civic type R a few years back and was told by the guys there that the initial press cars are scrapped after they have served their purpose. Is this the same with Toyota and they have just applied the same reg to another car afterwards?

Car came to me via a Toyota dealership and I even did my own HPI etc and it all came back as complete and it been orange....

 

On ‎05‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 10:51 AM, willfmair said:

Yup, I think we were parked next to each other at the Sunday Service a couple of weeks ago :)

 

Press cars! 

Anyway I best stop detailing the thread :D 

Edit: isn’t this your exact car?

 

Ah yer there she is :lol: what a slut deffo gets around!

Although has that video got a weird filter on as it's the wrong colour??? :unsure:

 

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Bit of an odd one this.
 
[mention=2543]willfmair[/mention] and I got talking and he posted some videos of online reviews of the GT86 for a few years back. Now the car in the video has my registration but is red. Where as mine is Orange?? :unsure:
 
Any idea what Toyota do with their press cars? I went to the launch of the Honda FK2 civic type R a few years back and was told by the guys there that the initial press cars are scrapped after they have served their purpose. Is this the same with Toyota and they have just applied the same reg to another car afterwards?
Car came to me via a Toyota dealership and I even did my own HPI etc and it all came back as complete and it been orange....
 
Ah yer there she is :lol: what a slut deffo gets around!
Although has that video got a weird filter on as it's the wrong colour??? :unsure:
 
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My primo was part of the press fleet. Found the article about her by accident and have been in contact with the journalist. So not scrapped


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I know the press cars get caned, especially sports models, so it is conceivable that they might do a tear down on a couple of them to see what wear has occurred.

Otherwise I see no reason why they wouldn't salvage some of the value by selling it at a hefty discount. In this instance either they transferred the plates, or there is indeed some funny colour balance going on. I can believe that the "hot hatches" video above has the wrong white balance, but the Rory video looks like actual red. How mysterious!

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Wow you know what I didn't actually notice both those cars had the same registration - I was just about to comment that the one in the hot hatches video actually seems to be orange but the video settings are a bit off but on a second glance the Rory Reid video does in fact have the same number plate - what a coincidence as I originally just posted the Rory Reid video to show how close it was to my original plate on my red car, then later added in the other video as it was yours!!!

How very strange - have you managed to uncover any more about this yet? I imagine Rory is not an easy man to get hold of anymore.

James Batchelor (one of the guys in the hot hatch video) might be easier? https://twitter.com/JRRBatchelor?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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Although, on closer inspection of the story Reid video, it does look orange at moments, despite looking so blatantly red the rest of the time - possible that the film was messed with so that it looked red?

Look at the boot at around 2:42

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My VXR8 was the UK photography car for the sales brochures when they first came out and she was first registered as "DE51RED".  Alot of Vauxhaull's have used the same plate when new models launched. When it was done with that job it got a new plate and Vauxhall retained Desired for their purposes....might be the same for yours.

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Yer might just be how it has compressed when uploaded etc. 

Everything else matches like interior trim level etc. 

@Dave86 I did always wonder why the very range had simular plates in photography always vxr or vx something

 

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I know the press cars get caned, especially sports models, so it is conceivable that they might do a tear down on a couple of them to see what wear has occurred.
Otherwise I see no reason why they wouldn't salvage some of the value by selling it at a hefty discount. In this instance either they transferred the plates, or there is indeed some funny colour balance going on. I can believe that the "hot hatches" video above has the wrong white balance, but the Rory video looks like actual red. How mysterious!





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I know the press cars get caned, especially sports models, so it is conceivable that they might do a tear down on a couple of them to see what wear has occurred.
Otherwise I see no reason why they wouldn't salvage some of the value by selling it at a hefty discount. In this instance either they transferred the plates, or there is indeed some funny colour balance going on. I can believe that the "hot hatches" video above has the wrong white balance, but the Rory video looks like actual red. How mysterious!

Luckily mine hadn’t been tracked, drifted, or abused. So was a real bargain


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21 hours ago, gavin_t said:

Bit of an odd one this.

 

@willfmair and I got talking and he posted some videos of online reviews of the GT86 for a few years back. Now the car in the video has my registration but is red. Where as mine is Orange?? :unsure:

 

Any idea what Toyota do with their press cars? I went to the launch of the Honda FK2 civic type R a few years back and was told by the guys there that the initial press cars are scrapped after they have served their purpose. Is this the same with Toyota and they have just applied the same reg to another car afterwards?

Car came to me via a Toyota dealership and I even did my own HPI etc and it all came back as complete and it been orange....

 

Ah yer there she is :lol: what a slut deffo gets around!

Although has that video got a weird filter on as it's the wrong colour??? :unsure:

 

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Gav you got it from Rayleigh? Take it back and give them hell looks fishy to me 

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On 08/11/2018 at 6:16 AM, nikndel said:

Gav you got it from Rayleigh? Take it back and give them hell looks fishy to me 

Colchester so maybe fishy too :lol:

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