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by mch » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:45 pm

My Interceptor is pleased to be wearing it's original licence plate for the first time in 30 years :D
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by Martin R » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:08 pm

Well done - it's a nice registration number too 8)
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by VFK44 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:32 am

Little things can be so important.
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by Gav » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:36 pm

Hi there, I am really keen to get back my original registration number as I feel it is one of the most important parts of its history, it’s birthday badge! I have checked with DVLA and my original registration still exists on the DVLA data base and is available. However I have looked into how to get it back and it seems to be a minefield. I have had discussions with a number of people, some of whom are JOC members and they all are indicating it’s highly unlikely that I will be able to get the original registration back.
How did you manage to go about securing yours and what documentation did you have to present to get your original registration back?
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by Chris_R » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:52 pm

The JOC provides a service to members to get original registration numbers re-assigned. It's a V765 application, the car must be in a complete condition, there must be original documentation connecting the original registration number to the car, the car must be inspected by the club and the application approved by the club. The club's General Secretary can approve V765 applications to the DVLA.
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by Gav » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:16 pm

Thanks Chris and also thanks for the PM Steve. My big problem is not having an original document that has the chassis number and registration number on. I got a copy of all the records held at Robeys and everything in it refers to the chassis number but not the reg number. If I look in the Richard Calver bible against the chassis number, the original reg is there and that’s where I have got it from, but I don’t have anything else to back it up. When I checked with DVLA they said that on a car of this age (1971) they don’t have historic records of registration changes past the early 80s when their records all went electronic. I am at a bit of a loss to know how to take it forward from there.
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by Chris_R » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:33 am

Unfortunately if there is no document linking the registration and chassis number the DVLA will not assign the registration.
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by Eddie » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 am

Chris_R wrote:Unfortunately if there is no document linking the registration and chassis number the DVLA will not assign the registration.


Chris, do you think the factory records from Robeys be good enough?
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by Chris_R » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:39 am

Certain records can be but the record must link the chassis number and the registration number that is being sought. One member succeeded with a copy of the original guarantee card, we had both sides copied including the Post Office franking stamp showing date of postage on one side and the dealer stamp with all the car details filled in on the other side. Coupled with the fact that the date on the guarantee card filled in by the dealer matched the DVLA records for date for first registration, the DVLA accepted this document as suitable evidence.
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