Getting an age related plate on a old build

Getting an age related plate on a old build

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bababoom

Original Poster:

309 posts

79 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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Ive found a AC Cobra rep that im interested in.
Its comes with the Dona 69 jag V5 and i'd but the car has never been registered.
From what i can find out im i right that its based on a point system that would allow me to registered with the age related plate?
The problem with this is the car is using the Jag running gear but has a Rover Engine and gearbox.

Any info would be great thanks in advance.

V8covin

3,390 posts

154 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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It will need to go through an iva test

CanAm

6,431 posts

233 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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And with parts from various donors of indeterminate age I doubt if it will qualify for an age-related plate, so it will be on a Q plate.

Fastpedeller

3,115 posts

107 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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Both earlier replies are correct, to add some explanation as to why it needs IVA (and points don't mean prizes).... It doesn't use the chassis of the donor car, so it's automatically required to go through IVA

bababoom

Original Poster:

309 posts

79 months

Wednesday 7th October 2020
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I realise it will need an IVA test but if i was to buy it i don't really want it to end up on a Q plate.

CanAm

6,431 posts

233 months

Wednesday 7th October 2020
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That is possibly why it is for sale built but unregistered. The seller probably realises a Q plate will devalue the car.

Tony427

2,574 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th October 2020
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If you have the original donor V5 and have used the original donors suspension arms, axles, wheel hubs, steering arms , brakes etc you should have enough points to avoid a Q plate at the IVA test you will obviously have to put the finished car through. The make of engine and box have no bearing on the age related plate situation, its all down to the running gear from the donor being utilised.

Have you got any photos or documentation such as invoices etc from when the car was built as you do need to be able to prove it is an amateur build? The lack of provenance may create a problem in proving this.

You will probably get more info asking for advice on the UK cobra club website.





Edited by Tony427 on Wednesday 7th October 22:38

Fastpedeller

3,115 posts

107 months

Thursday 8th October 2020
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All very well, but if there is a question mark over anything, I suspect the authorities will take the 'we don't know, and it's easier this way route' and just say Q plate. They are known for thier, shall we say, inconsistency.