1975 ENFIELD 8000
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 5
Year : 1975
Colour : White
Interior : Black
Registration No. : MVO380P
Chassis No. : 056-9-75
Engine No. : # 220
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- Purchased new by the Electricity Council
- Present owner since 1990
- Last used on the road in 1997 and dry stored since
According to accompanying paperwork, 'MVO 380P' was purchased new in 1976 by the Electricity Council, since when the electric two-door, two-seater City car has had three keepers; the most recent of whom acquired it in May 1990. It last saw the public roads back in 1997, following which it has been dry stored and the odometer currently displays an unwarranted but entirely feasible 19,758 miles. The little Enfield is now presented in the contrasting combination of White bodywork and Black interior trim and the vendor presently grades its fibreglass bodywork as 'good' and the paintwork and interior trim as 'average'. A rare opportunity to acquire, at No Reserve, a car that's arguably more suited to today's environment than the one it was born in. The 8000 was produced by Enfield Automotive on the Isle of Wight. A total of 120 were completed, of which 65 were utilised by the Electricity Council and Southern electricity boards.