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Registering with the DVLA

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Peter Ikin 2 months, 1 week ago.

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    Peter Ikin

    My question, if anybody has had that experience , the validity of purchasing a bike ( be it complete or in bits) that had no documentation, or history of where it might have originated from with a view to getting a registration for it from the DVLA and how they might view that? I know if it was not from the UK a NOVA certificate would be some kind of proof. So is this an easy thing or does lack of evidence complicate things?

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    David Lord
    David Lord

    Personally, I would suggest giving DVLA the minimum information i.e. say it is a “barn find” with no documentation or number plates and that you want an age related number plate.  The TR3OC can supply a certificate to prove the date of manufacture (as long as the machine is complete) and as far as I know that is all DVLA will need.

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    I bought – & have subsequently restored to the road – a BSA. It came with no documents at all apart from a signed receipt from the guy I bought it from – Taken as seen. He told me it had returned from the USA about 10 years ago & he’d bought it from a dealer who’d shipped it back. He used to ride it around the woods off road! I joined the owners club, sent them info of frame & engine numbers & they confirmed the bikes despatch to the states back in 1967 with a certificate. I applied to the HMRC for a NOVA certificate which they supplied with no problems stating no duties were payable on it. Then….. when the bike was suitably restored & together all the relevant certificates, number rubbings, fee & photos were sent to DVLA for them to issue an age related registration number. Sometimes they need to physically inspect the bike to see if it all tallies together, but I didn’t have to do that. They just sent me the new registration document & under separate cover all the other bumpf I’d sent them. I was naturally pleased it went so smoothly!! I do know folks haven’t been so lucky & have had an uphill struggle, but if the numbers match on what you’ve got & it aint nicked you should be ok.  You just have to be patient waiting for the various bods involved to do their jobs. Anyway…. It is possible…Good luck Peter.

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      Peter Ikin

      David, Don, many thanks for your thoughts regarding the question I posed. Grateful for your replies and has helped me decide on an issue I had.

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