LET’S GUARD OUR CLAS­SICS’ NUM­BERS

Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR SHOUT - Bob Wilkin­son, Ford Y & C Model Reg­is­ter

I agree with Nick’s ar­ti­cle on ‘Nick­ing Orig­i­nal Reg­is­tra­tions’. Re­tain­ing the orig­i­nal reg on older clas­sics is im­por­tant for our mo­tor­ing her­itage and we should pro­tect these reg­is­tra­tions from greedy op­por­tunists. The Ford Y& C Model Reg­is­ter

now adopts an ad­ver­tis­ing pol­icy to re­duce the op­por­tu­nity for reg­is­tra­tion trans­fer. Our Cars for Sale ad­verts carry no ref­er­ence to the reg num­bers. Con­tact with ven­dor has to be by via tele­phone to en­able the fil­ter­ing out of num­ber plate traders. And per­haps we should sug­gest that own­ers of pre-1963 ve­hi­cles are able, via DVLA, de­clare the num­ber as non-trans­fer­able. Or what about re­mov­ing the ‘free tax’ and MOT ex­emp­tion for ve­hi­cles whose cher­ished num­bers have been re­moved?

Orig­i­nal reg num­bers are part of our her­itage.

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