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DVLA History Requests

Post by Ian » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:23 pm

Further to the "6 of The BEST" article by Graeme Conway in Slice 242, where he mentions obtaining your vehicles history from the DVLA, the relevant form V888 is available here


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by reliant1 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:44 pm

I just had my list of names and addresses back from DVLA with copies all for a fiver. I put on my form that I needed the info to trace the history for restoration and find out about modifications for insurance did the trick. Also can get old MOT info online including advisories although these will now be on new MOTS so can not be concealed by previous owner as I found with mine. :oops:

http://motinfo.direct.gov.uk/internet/j ... equest.jsp


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Scimher » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:24 am

That's useful, Ian....Thanks for posting.



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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Scimher » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:26 am

Thanks, as well 'reliant1'...



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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:44 am

previously linked here, here, here, here, here, here, here and a fortnight ago here - time to make one of them a sticky? :-)


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Terry H » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm

I made an application for the history on my car over a month ago now, the cheque was cashed before Xmas. How long have other members been waiting for their history reports, is this a DVLA standard sort of waiting period.
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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by cookieboy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:58 pm

i posted mine off over 3 weeks ago .i expect the civil service holidays are very long .its a pity there not all self employed .i bought a van recently that is not low emmission zone compliant and transport for london and the dvla sent me a note about it ,before the v5 returned in my name .


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:00 pm

I suspect DVLA's view is that it's not exactly their no 1 priority, so the task probably gets allocated to the most junior clerk, to be done when they get a chance. So it's just a case of being patient I suppose. Look on the bright side - at least they do offer the service!


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:21 pm

previous answers to the same question are in the links I posted above - any of the mods have time to merge the pertinent info into this sticky?
Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:I applied once a couple of years ago took about 8 weeks, i put it down to it being a non urgent request.
edit - to be fair to the DVLA I had the log book for my recently purchased ti with in a week.........
scimjim wrote:Mine have always taken about 5 or 6 weeks.


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Jim, Apart from the extra info on timing, which you've now copied into your previous note anyway (thanks :) ), I'm not convinced that the other threads (with perhaps one exception) really add anything very much in the way of extra information, beyond providing multiple links to the V888 form, which this thread does anyway, via Ian's original post (which points to the Scimitarweb page with the link). That was the idea behind making this one the sticky.

Most of the other threads you've linked to are parts of other threads, rather than stand-alone threads that would look appropriate in this thread; the original threads would look odd with references to history chopped out? (and this thread would probably become confused too?).

In the future, I suspect we're never going to be able to get away from the situation where people come along and ask "How can I find my car's history", hopefully this sticky thread is the only one we need to link to. :)


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Terry H » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:05 pm

Recieved my Scimitars previous owners list of 11 yesterday and sad to say Princess Ann didn't own it. :shock: I do have what must have been a very popular car, having 11 owners, (that's how I like to look at it anyway) :lol: . It also must have three of the shortest ownerships ever, going through a change on the 02/09/1998 and then 07/09/1998 followed by 08/09/1998. Is that some sort of record. Should I ring Guinness.
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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:54 pm

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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by cookieboy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:44 pm

well mine arrived this week .showing the first owner had the car for ten years and it was originally brown .it also had a father and then son ownership .the car was first registered in dunstable in bedfordshire ..its had quite a few owners .unfortunately no royalty though .


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by philhoward » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:36 am

Unless mistaken, the "Royal" cars were registered by Reliant, rather than HRH?


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Re: DVLA History Requests

Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:33 am

The first one was certainly loaned - and I always believed (although I have no proof) that later ones were registered to Reliant as you say (I think that came from Don at some point) - but the Middlebridge is definitely in her own name. Geoff Newcombe certainly believes one of his cars is an ex Royal car - I wonder if he has a V888 or is just going from the extra fittings the car has/had?


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