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Hi i have 2 mk1 c5 v6 exclusive se's.I bought one early this year from edwards and son in billericay which is registered on 15th feb 2001 so i am assuming it's one of first uk registered cars,does anyone know how i can find out thanks.it's registered on an X reg prefix

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Patrick ward wrote:
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Hi i have 2 mk1 c5 v6 exclusive se's.I bought one early this year from edwards and son in billericay which is registered on 15th feb 2001 so i am assuming it's one of first uk registered cars,does anyone know how i can find out thanks.it's registered on an X reg prefix
How many left gives this graph. Effectively shows that at the end of Q4 2000 there were no C5's registered in the UK, so yours in february 2001 is definitely going to be an early one.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/family/citroen_c5

Cant imagine anyone recalls the launch of the c5 in the UK, but the motoring press or the Sunday motoring supplements may have mentioned it at the time if the Citroen publicity department had its act together. Not a great time for launching a new car...January February, when the reg changes in March and buyers in general would hang on for that. So all in all someone registering a new model in February maybe got a deal they couldnt refuse.

All in all I reckon you are right about it being one of the first.

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Hi Patrick, I believe it is possible to get the name of the registrating dealer from the DVLA but I'm not certain. Do a search on the DVLA website and see if you can get the dealers name. I think you may have to write in to get that information but in view of COVID they may do it over the phone! If the dealers are still in business contact them and ask if they can help!! Worth a try!! Re popping over to see you next week are you about during the day? :-D

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Here is autocar from 21st February 2001

..and one of the articles

Citroen C5 First Drive......

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Thsnks for info i know that c5's launch was march 2001 my second c5 was registered april 2001 ,also i have 1 that i'm breaking which is a 2002 car.The early x reg car has a different shaped brake pedal ? Mick i'm at work next week (just gone back after 7 weeks off) can be about sunday's i work on saturdays just let me know what's good for you thanks

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You can buy that copy but here is the editorial on it

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I tutor on Sunday afternoons in Elstree so I could pop in for a socially distanced chat on the way around 12-12.30 if that suits you. I'll PM you my mobile number and you can text me, or ring me with address info. Cheers

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I sent the PM :)

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Thanks for info neil my car is same colour as magazine car i've seen a early men&motors video on YouTube which was early 2001 before launch in uk they were driving lhd cars

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Patrick ward wrote:
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Thanks for info neil my car is same colour as magazine car i've seen a early men&motors video on YouTube which was early 2001 before launch in uk they were driving lhd cars

Mick has the magazine now Patrick.

viewtopic.php?p=647919#p647919

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Sometimes the very early examples of each model (particularly the high spec ones) were registered by Citroen UK and used as management company cars, this would be likely if your car was originally registered in Coventry.

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I do hope to find out.I had an xm exclusive which i purchased in 2002, it was registered on 31/12/96 at head quarters in slough ,then to a leasing co in liverpool, i'll keep you updated