Hi guy's I'm thinking of buying my first standard 8 the only thing is the owner doesn't have any paperwork or v5 with it so is it best to steer clear or is there any way I can find the info out?? I have the chassis number but no reg Regards Alan
Hello Alan, I’m very much with Misterm on this, and it will be a very tortuous route to acquiring a registration number for this car. At the risk of possibly upsetting some owners, and based only on fleeting brief owners when I had hair! - I found the 8 to be a bit pedestrian, I would suggest comparing it with a 10 before committing. Kind regards, Magnet.
Can' the Motor Heritage Museum help with details/info?
Their archive is closed for lock down for now, I'm waiting for a heritage certificate to prove date of build for one of my cars.
There was a very recent (this week) thread over on the Dolomite forum about this. If you just need 1 piece of info, build date for example, they will email that for a cost of £6. There is some debate whether or not the DVLA will accept it or not, I think some one did say the DVLA accepted the email as proof of build date and hence Historic Vehicle status. The email service still seems to be operating it is just the printed certificate service that is not.
I believe you can even get them to email a copy of the certificate, or at least its details, while you wait for the print service to re-open.
Alan, The Motor Heritage Museum will not be able to help with the registration number as they have the build records only. You will need to get that from elsewhere - paperwork, old tax disc, old photograph and then hope it is on the DVLA database. If not you will face an uphill struggle to get anything other than an "age related plate".
Post by standardthread on Apr 25, 2020 16:25:20 GMT 1
The email service at the museum has closed. I applied for a certificate, and the option of a free, for now, email copy but they can't even supply that. I also phoned the DVLA before I went down that route, they will accept certificates as proof. In my case my car was registered 40 years ago today, but was built the previous December, so is now, and has been 'historic' for nearly 5 months.
As to information the museum can supply, from their records they should be able to give an approximate build date and supply a reg number to match that period, i.e. age appropriate. Reason being, I'm not convinced our Companion has its original number, according to the Club it could have spent time in Malta or Cyprus, so could have an age appropriate reg number.