DVLA VICTORY FOR CLASSIC CAR OWNERS
Missing marques finally added to car agency’s database
The DVLA has caved in to pressure from classic car owners and is starting to add missing marques to its online database. Research reveals that owners and prospective buyers for previously missing marques like Allard, Alvis, DeLorean, Crossley, and Standard can now finally look up MoT history, tax and insurance data using the DVLA’s online service.
Last year CCW highlighed problems encountered by owners of classic cars from 42 separate manufacturers, who haven’t been able to access the DVLA’s increasingly online services.
Starting from ‘the beginning of May’, the online Vehicle Enquiry Service will also be updated so owners will no longer have to input the make of the vehicle to look up records. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, however, confirmed that no changes to registering classics or making changes to the V5C online have been made yet, though.