DVLA TROUBLES WITH MY TRIUMPH STAG’S V5C
With the run-up to my car becoming tax exempt, I thought I would get ahead and get my V5C changed. The DVLA had my car as a 1978 model as this was the date it was fifirst road registered, but the British Motor Industry Heritage certifificate clearly shows it was manufactured on 8 June 1976.
I knew this to be the case because the chassis number was from that year – LD42204A. The registration mark for the car is AFG 482S, which is correct because the car fifirst went on the road in June 1978.
So I sent the V5C off, along with the Heritage certifificate, to get the manufacture year changed to 1976. All seemed well at this point. Then back in the post comes a new V5C showing DVLA has altered the manufacture year to 1976 and showed the date of fifirst registration as 1978, but issued me with a new number plate – now PHH 583P.
I phoned them to state I did not want the registration changed, but we went round in circles about the year of build and the date of registration. So now I am left with a car that has AFG 482S on its plates and a V5C showing PHH 583P.
This means the car is now incorrectly insured, taxed and MoT’d. Is it my fault that the car must have sat around in a Triumph dealership showroom for the best part of two years waiting for a home?
One last thing, my £45 Heritage certifificate was not returned either. Ian Banks, Sutton, Surrey We’ve passed your letter, in full, to the DVLA for comment – Ed.
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