Forums General Counties Cars Discussion Original Registration Number Reclaim Question for a Hereford

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  • #8395
    HerefordFan
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    Hello, Please can someone help me with this?

    I am looking at a 1952 Hereford for sale, the car still shows it’s original number plates.  Speaking with the seller, they say the (then) DVLC deadline for retaining original number plates back in the 1980s was missed and an ‘SV’ replacement number and V5 was issued.  The car has not been on the road since before 1983.

    The seller cannot find any old MOTs, log books, ‘receipts, etc……can anyone think of any way possible of getting the original plate put back on the car?  The plate is not showing as live on the DVLA database.   Any help greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    #8397
    sibsysaab
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    Hello, I am the DVLA liaison rep for the club, if you like to email me on

    sibsysaab@googlemail.com I will gladly explain the situation regarding this vehicle which I am also aware of . Andrew

     

    #8399
    Bruce
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    Hi. Will be difficult to do without any further evidence. You may be able to get registration details from the original county registration authority. Some area records have survived. Some even kept records of vthe old log books. but whether this will be enough for the DVLA is questionable. You used to be able to obtain stuff from DVLA via V666 form, but they now hide behind “data protection” and will not give previous owner details, unless you run a car clamping business!! Contact the club registrations officer. If you do decide to buy it, I would just apply for a new log book on the old reg number (Dont mention the “SV” number) and see what happens. Thoroughly search the vehicle for an old tax disk or something!

    Best of luck

    Bruce

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Bruce.
    #8403
    HerefordFan
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    Thank you BRUCE, also thank you ANDREW, I am very grateful to you for your help and advice, I will certainly go over the car with a fine tooth comb ‘just in case’s !  I will keep you posted.   All the best.  Dave

    #8405
    sibsysaab
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    Just for the benefit of all members, DVLA will no longer accept old tax discs as there has to be a direct link between the chassis number and the reg number and tax discs dont record chassis numbers. Simply applying for a new V5c on the old number wont work either because the chassis number is already linked to a reg number. Im afraid DVLA have now closed any loopholes and everything has to go down the right route.  If no documents are held then the only way is a records office as described by Bruce, It is a long and winding road but occasionally people strike lucky but many do not ,

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