Residents report that this vehicle belongs to a family outside of Hollingdean.
For several weeks this Honda was left at the top of Hollingbury Crescent in varying states of disrepair. It is suggested that the owner had purchased it as a non-runner and then chose to repair the vehicle on the 'free' public road opposite their own home (in the permit zone).
For more than a week the vehicle sat without an engine, left precariously balanced on stands (with the wheels removed), above an overflowing pan collecting dripping oil.
The owner would then return irregularly to work on the car, still on the public road.
The vehicle was uninsured and untaxed throughout this period.
Eventually, the vehicle was evidently mobile again, at which point the owner started to use FY57 XYV more regularly, whilst continuing to park and store it in Hollingdean, rather than obtaining a permit for their own street.
The driver also often prefers to park on double yellows (and leave parked there for several days at a time).
It is understood that this vehicle also relates to FY57 XYV, which although a less-regular visitor to Hollingdean, parks in exactly the same fashion and appears to belong to the same family.