Points make prizes
The DVLA uses a points system to decide what registration number to give to a radically altered vehicle. To keep the original registration number your vehicle must have eight or more points from the table below. Five of these points must come from having the original or new and unmodified chassis, monocoque bodyshell or frame. Failure to do so means an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection and a possible Q-plate. Chassis/monocoque body – 5 Suspension (front and back) – 2 Axles (both) – 2 Transmission – 2 Steering assembly – 2 Engine – 1 If evidence suggests that two shells have been merged to create one (cut and shut), an IVA will be required.