Post by davidyoung3105 on Apr 3, 2019 19:18:37 GMT 1
Hi all I've just purchased the above car and the v5 document is missing I have got the v62 doc to get me registered as the new keeper on the form it asks for the chasis number. As its stored at my mums for the moment I need to ask her to look for me. Does anyone know where it is so i can point her in the right direction. Thanks
The number should be stamped on a small square plate that is rivetted onto the bulkhead, under the bonnet, near the battery box. It will say "Made by the Standard Motor Co. and give a number preceeded by A or AB. Sometimes the plate has been removed, evidenced by the 4 small empty rivet holes.
If you have no paperwork, ( or plate) DO NOT try to re-register this on your own. Seek advice from David Groom our DVLA rep on firstname.lastname@example.org If you try on your own you could end up with at best an age-related plate or at worst a "Q" plate. That can be avoided, but only with help from the Club.
The DVLA are becoming ever stricter in what they allow and you must heed the advice I have given here. Phil
I second what Phil says. I have a Standard 10 van complete with reg no and all chassis plates etc. but no V5C (log book). The DVLA will not issue a V5 unless I can provide evidence. I am in communication with David Groom via email and his expertise and help is invaluable - there is a very small cost to cover the admin but well worth it. As Phil says taking the wrong approach can/will result in loss of registration number and at best an age related plate, at worst a "Q" plate.
That is good news, hopefully they will now issue the V5. It is showing on their system so they have a record of it. The real problems begin when it is not on their computer system. Once you get the V5 don't forget to tax it or declare it SORN otherwise they will send you a nasty letter threatening to tow it away and crush it - ask me how I know!
Wait until you get the V5 - it will only be a week or so after you send the info back. Once you have it go on line to www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn or if you want to tax it go to www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax, if you tax it it MUST have a current insurance.
You can't do it until the car is registered in your name and you have the V5. I forgot to do it on one of mine as it took quite a long time to get the V5, a few weeks later I got a "red" letter from the DVLA. I suspect they will chase you as your car was taxed up until September 2018 and it doesn't look like iot was declared SORN after that.