Re-registering scrapped cars

Re-registering scrapped cars

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TheAngryDog

Original Poster:

12,429 posts

211 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Is this possible to do legally? If so, does the car go on an age related plate?

ETA, subject was meant to say "re registering.." but autocorrect screwed me over!

Edited by TheAngryDog on Sunday 4th January 02:39

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

128 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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TheAngryDog said:
Is this possible to do legally? If so, does the car go on an age related plate?
If you can persuade them that it IS the exact same vehicle, then you'd get the original identity back.
Otherwise? Q-plate.

MysteryLemon

4,968 posts

193 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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I once registered a car as scrapped that I was about to break for parts... 3 months later it was still sat around on the drive with only a few odds and ends missing. I put it back together, called up the DVLA and for a small fee they sent me out a new V5 to continue using the car once it was retaxed.

This was probably around 8 years ago now though so things may have changed since.

V8RX7

27,027 posts

265 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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In theory it should be impossible because you are only supposed to notify once the car HAS BEEN scrapped.

It's to prevent cars ID being used on stolen cars.

I expect the poster above got around it as HE was the registered keeper, HE informed them it was scrapped and HE requested a new V5.

At best I'd expect a VIC check (check to confirm ID of vehicle as many badly damaged cars have to have)

GoneAnon

1,703 posts

154 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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About 10 years ago I bought a car from the scrappy to use as a donor.

The plates had been removed but there was an old tax disc in the window so I just wrote to DVLA asking for a new V5 which arrived a couple of weeks later.

TheAngryDog

Original Poster:

12,429 posts

211 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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So would it be safe to say then that a lot of cars sat in scrap yards aren't listed as scrapped and therefore can go back on the road? Even ones about to be crushed?

Blue Oval84

5,278 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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If the correct process has been followed then I don't see why not. I'm sure (although prepared to stand corrected) that only the authorised scrap yard are supposed to notify that the vehicle is scrapped, and then only once the scrapping process is complete...

R1 Indy

4,384 posts

185 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Also, DLVA will only class as scrapped if a registered scrappy tells them.

I had an issue with a car i chopped up and weighed in (don't see why the scrappy guys should have all the fun smile )

i sent a letter off to the DVLA with some pics, but they declined to register it as scrapped, so it will have to stay sorned till i die!



Anyone take a guess?

snoopy25

1,884 posts

122 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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MX5? hehe

Hooli

32,278 posts

202 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Hotpoint?

Roman Moroni

1,060 posts

125 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Interesting question.

One of the girls at work called a registered scrap man who duly turned up and took her Smart away as the engine was shot.

She sent the V5 off stated it was scrapped.

About a fortnight after it was taken away she saw her old 'scrapped' car whizzing around. We're wondering if the new owner will have a hard time trying to registering it

GoneAnon

1,703 posts

154 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Sierra.