It is a strange world
When i decided to take up riding again, I searched through the DVLA's database to try to find my old 1961 Triumph. but it hadn't been on file for many years and I assumed it had been scrapped. I haven't seen or heard of it for over 50 years.
Today I got an email from my brother in Australia. It contained a picture of a bike with the message " If I remember right you had a bike like this back in the 60's"
so later on skype I confirmed
Yes it is the same colour
Yes it was a Triumph 500 twin
so all was well.
Then I added
"It also has the same registration number"
It IS my bike not just like it.
Turns out an ex workmate of his has restored it.
But it isn't in Australia.. oh no, but just 2 or three miles from where I used to live back in Cornwall.
Still not on the DVLA's database though.
I just couldn't believe my old bike was still alive and well.
Wonder if it is for sale