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Post by samk » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:40 am

Hello all.

I'm looking to buy a scimitar. i have found one that was registered in mar 1973.

i am trying to find out when it was built but not having any joy.

can anyone help?

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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:42 am

PM or email me the registration or chassis number

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Post by shrewsbury_streetracer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:45 pm

I think the deadline is Feb '73. The DVLA website will confirm. When it was actually built will probably be insignificant.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:14 pm

I don't think so, the key thing is that it should have been built before 01/01/1973. Proof of this would normally come from the chassis number. DVLA say they will accept cars registered up to 07/01/1973 on the basis that they must have been built before the key date. For registration dates after that then you would need to prove that the build date was in '72 - Jim should be able to do this from the chassis no.
If you go to this page on the DVLA website:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Ow ... DG_4022042
you can download their pdf file all about it.

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Post by shrewsbury_streetracer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:39 pm

Thats interesting Roger; must say never owning anything so old I have never studied it before. The word "constructed" before as opposed to registered before as you say should mean it will be ok.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:26 pm

Just to clarify (copied from something I posted on Yahoo a while ago):

Roger's correct that to to qualify for historic status, you have to prove that a car was built before 1 Jan 1973.

To reduce admin times, DVLA will accept that any car registered on or before 7th Jan 1973 must have been built before 1 Jan 1973 (as detailed on DVLA form INF34).

If there is any doubt, the only way DVLA will accept that a car qualifies, is by letter from a Club official (as recognised and listed in Form V765/1).

Any GTE up to chassis number 931601 qualifies.

The Club will not condone the practice of what amounts to tax evasion - fitting tax exempt chassis and number plates to a later car (including in at least one case - a 1975 SE6!!).

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Post by usc170j » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:14 pm

I have just bought an se5a and am waiting for the v5. the chassis number i have on an old mot is 93x4668. Anyone know if thats tax free and when it would have been built ?


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Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:01 pm

'fraid not - late 74


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Post by philhoward » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:02 pm

Date of manufacture i'm not sure of - but it's definately not tax exempt under current rules.


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Post by samd » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:06 pm

scimjim wrote: Any GTE up to chassis number 931601 qualifies.

Jim
Hi Jim,
I have Chassis No. 452029. does that mean its tax exempt?

It seems a long way from the 93 numbers

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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:07 pm

yep - anything with a 45 prefix is tax exempt. Do I have the reg?


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Post by samd » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:12 pm

Good good,
I'm not too sure if I have the Reg. I think I do, IIRC the plates are inside the car, but the car is bunged up at the min as it has been used as a store for another one that is being stripped.
I will check if I can spot them.
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Post by samd » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:17 pm

I dont see them and the car is reasonably clear, so I should have seen them. Is there a procedure to find out the original Reg?


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Post by demonbluedays » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:21 pm

when did the dvla go computerised...hmmm...anyway. if the car was made BEFORE that, and you can get to the original office the car was registered at, you can get the numberplate that way...hang on i've got a PC mag next to me with somethng similar......

yeah the resto story for an austin big 7 says if you can get the original registration details you *should* be able to keep the reg plate :)


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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:05 pm

I'm afraid it's not on the club database, so DVLA is your only hope. As long as they haven't sold your number (which I don't think they can unless it's confirmed scrapped or exported) you will be able to get the original reg back, otherwise it's an age related one.


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