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With my limited understanding I thought the pre-facelift 156 only ran until 2003? can anybody shine any light on this car?

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There was a late registered batch of RHD 156 from a ship to Aus that caught fire.
They made their way to the UK several years later.
Some weren't registered until 2008, but they were 2002 cars.

There was also a Malaysian batch that didn't sell due to tax changes, they also found their way to the UK.

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Well that explains it perfectly. Much appreciated
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...while i'm here, is there any reason to avoid a car which had this start to life?
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Check tax before you buy.
Some are in a high tax band.

Plus remember that you are buying a car made in 2002, no matter what the V5 or seller says.
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I had one of the Far east / oz market cars. Fantastic price until I came to sell. 2.5 manual distinction(?) registered in December 2005 so just sneaked in on the lower road tax. Fully loaded with extras and completely reliable for the 5 years I had it. Missed the car or rather the engine so much have only just bought a GTV 3.0 as a weekend toy.
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