I mentioned this a while ago. So today I had some time and I have compiled every photo I could find of lupo press cars. With thanks to the following sources
Men and Motors YouTube channel
Top gear (old and new)
Lee Cooper (Facebook)
Volkswagen Audi Car magazine
What Car Magazine
Vw Lupo Owners club facebook (not maintained or affiliated with clublupo.co.uk)
Morgan Rowlands (Facebook)
JB1.0e (Clublupo, for the tip on Volkswagen driver)
James Bransby (Facebook)
So lets start with the easiest ones. The ones where we have registrations for. (Not L*UPO series)
T61DBW. As appeared in Car Magazine in June 1999 as a comparison test against the Toyota Yaris. Also featured in What Car? July 1999 against a Ford Ka. It is 1.4s, it does have a three seater bench seat fitted, also unusually had heated seats fitted too and Air Con. Dvla cannot find anything but it was on the road as recently as February 2017 (Scrapped)
T62DBW. As appeared in Volkswagen Audi car magazine and Top Gear Mini Test (August 1999). It is a 1.4s with a rare three seater bench seat fitted and heated front seats. UPDATE - Since found a current picture of the car. It still retains its original 3 seater bench seat. But It looks like it has been modified with lowered suspension and 15" wheels (according to advert). Pic since added. Advert is on last post. Needs a new gearbox..
T63DBW. As appeared on Men and Motors. Its a 1.4 Petrol. This car has since been scrapped (2009). Although however the mileage was low at 27000 miles when the car was scrapped. So I think I am safe in saying it must of been in accident
X554CBW. As appeared on a VW accessories brochure. It is a 1.4 Sport. Sorn since 2013. It had a votex grill (similar to ABT) and spoiler fitted as an option. MAJOR UPDATE 11/3/2018. See last page of thread. Also this had light grey interior.
X904NJO. As appeared in What Car? April 2001 against a Citroen saxo. Also appeared in Car Magazine April 2001 against a Peugeot 106 gti. Still on the road as of 5/10/2017.
X907NJO. As appeared on old top gear with Vikki Butler Henderson testing it and several magazine articles (probably the most well known). Also appeared in the last article about the Lupo Gti (autoexpress 24th January 2006 "Canned but able"). It is a 1.6 GTi. Been off the road since 2009.
Y924DWL. As appeared on Men and Motors being tested by Richard Hammond. It is a 1.6Gti. It had leather interior fitted. Still on the road as of 29/12/2018. Update. After running through the registration plate through a free check it came up with a private plate. It turns out it was Alex's (Aka Fatttty) old gti. Here is the build thread for this. Update 2 - Since found out this was EVO's fast fleet car. I have seen one pic of this but I have not copys of the magazine as of yet. Update 3 - it was another members on here. Goes by the name of DB and ran a private L7PCY. I did find the orignal thread but there is few photos.
Y937DWL. As appeared in Car Magazine July 2001 and What Car August 2001. Both Multiple comparisons of cars (both had minis in the test). It was fitted with Aircon and cd player as a option. Still on the road at of 24/11/2018
Y938DWL. As appeared in Autocar Vw Lupo Gti vs Vw Golf Mk1 gti and Autocar MG ZR vs Lupo Gti. Did a regcheck and came back as nothing. Could be scrapped or on a private plate.
OU03EZZ. As appeared on top gear in the tdi vs petrol challenge and magazine articles. It is a 1.4 Sport (not sure whether it was accurate considering it would of been better tested against a 1.4s). Still on the road as of 28/8/2017
To be honest. This one I heard a rumour back in 2016 that this was a press car. But no evidence had come up until recently. Thanks to JB1.0e and Matthewrspca. This has now been cleared up. It was used in Volkswagen Driver Magazine to review the 6 speed box. Here is a pic of the article and how it stands today. Still on the road as of 17/5/2018. Whether this is L6upo or not remains to be seen (no evidence as of yet, but it does have every option like L6upo)
X42NFC ***New Find***. This a very recent find. Found in Vw Driver Magazine Jan 2001. It 1.0e. This is the best picture I have currently. Still on the road as of December 2018
V43RBW ***New find***. Thanks to James Bransley for this one. As featured in Autocar 20th October 1999. It is a Yellow Lupo Sport with Standard Tim and Tom interior. Also fitted with Nav unit (not available as an option in the UK I believe). The review was done at Dungness. Still on the road as of 29/12/2018. Any further info on this car would be appreciated.