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Rolling stock that just ... doesn't

Post by Kitkat on Tue 08 May 2018, 22:49

Cardiff Council's Rolls Royce is driven once a year - to its MOT

The Rolls Royce owned by Cardiff Council has not been used for official business since 2002
A Rolls Royce owned by Cardiff Council has been kept in storage for the last 16 years at a cost to the taxpayer,
data has revealed.

The 1963 Rolls Royce Phantom was last used in an official capacity in 2002.
In the last three years the authority spent £590.85 running the vehicle, but it only left the underground car park at County Hall once a year for its MOT.

Campaigners want the "unique vehicle" to be put in a museum. The council has yet to comment.

The car was last valued in February 2008 by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club at £70,000, while its number plate KG1 was said to be worth more, being valued at £100,000.

In a response to an FOI request published on the authority's website, the council said: "In the last three years we have spent £590.85 on running the vehicle, which equates to 196.67 per year as it is taken out of County Hall once a year for MOT.
"It is no longer used for fleet or council activities."

A Facebook group called Cardiff's Rolls Royce KG1 has been campaigning for the car to be put in a museum.
"It is a unique vehicle with an incredible history," a statement on the group reads.
"Tragically the car has spent the last decade sitting under tarpaulin in the underground car park of county hall."

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