An­other reader’s tale of reg­is­tra­tion frus­tra­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

Ian Banks’ 17 Fe­bru­ary Let­ter of the Week ‘DVLA trou­bles with my Tri­umph Stag’s V5C’ grabbed my at­ten­tion.

I am re­build­ing a very rare for­eign car that has not been made for 45 years and was first reg­is­tered on 1 Jan­uary 1960. I had asked the DVLA if I could have ‘de­clared man­u­fac­tured 1959’ put in the spe­cial notes on the V5C. Af­ter a lot of to-ing and fro-ing start­ing in May 2015 with doc­u­men­ta­tion and let­ters, my V5C came back show­ing the car as be­ing first reg­is­tered 31 De­cem­ber 1959. There was noth­ing in the spe­cial notes sec­tion. What a waste of time.

I made two phone calls to them in Novem­ber and wrote to the agency’s chief ex­ec­u­tive on 27 Jan­uary 2016. I have heard noth­ing back so far. John Wright, Hol­beach St Johns, Lin­colnshire

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