‘NOT A HUGE MAR­KET’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

STEVE KELVIN is a for­mer tech­ni­cal ser­vice guru for Porsche and is now motorsport man­ager at Porsche Club GB.

‘There isn’t a huge mar­ket for num­bered stolen parts such as en­gines and chas­sis. If these parts are de­void of num­bers, peo­ple steer clear of them, and rightly so. That means there’s less of a mar­ket, and there­fore prices are re­duced. Smaller parts might be hard to trace of course. If peo­ple are of­fered en­gines with­out num­bers, they should ask why, and it’s the same for chas­sis num­bers. If a chas­sis num­ber isn’t present and the DVLA can’t iden­tify the car, it’ll be given a Q plate if it’s be­ing reg­is­tered in the UK for the first time – that’s ter­ri­ble for val­ues.’

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