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Visit the original GRENADIER - 002, the second 2A prototype is being retired to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu

DCPU

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I know it's Xmas, but if you're going to send an email out about the putting 0002 in a museum then you could have least got the right number of digits in its nomenclature* and used a photo of the correct vehicle... 🙈🙊🙉

* OK debatable as both two and three leading zeros were used.
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Interesting as I thought all prototypes had to be destroyed. Does this mean the other prototypes might be retained for display or sale?
 

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I think I saw the rules allowed prototypes also to be placed in official museums.

A few photos of 0002/002:
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Interesting as I thought all prototypes had to be destroyed. Does this mean the other prototypes might be retained for display or sale?
There is no law that say that they have to be destroyed. It is just very hard to register them for road use.
 

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I think it has to do with tax credits, more specifically Research and Development (R&D) tax relief that can be applied to Corporation Tax.

In UK, this is currently 13% of qualifying expenditure, set to raise to 20% next year.

Companies are not be able to claim relief for the cost of things that can be resold or have a lasting value to the business beyond the duration of the project. Hence the need to scrap.
 
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