Importing a rare and desirable classic into the UK is a tempting prospect for many car enthusiasts, evidenced by the many thousands who do exactly that each year. An influx of cheap new foreign cars from abroad that could destabilise the local motor industry is clearly undesirable, so the HMRC has gone to considerable lengths to prevent this. However, when it comes to classic cars the rules are slightly different. The procedures are still somewhat onerous, though, so we have taken some of the confusion out of them in our handy registration guide. While this is a very helpful service, some aspects — such as insurance and bringing the car into line with UK road regulations — are generally up to you to sort out. A paper notification option is also available, but there is no reason to go this route unless you enjoy waiting.
Car registration letter codes
What is a vehicle identification number (VIN)?
Whether you're selling cars on the Internet or initiating the transaction in someone's driveway, it's important to properly represent the automobile. This is even more important when you're on the buying side of the equation. A question that will often surface from both buyers and sellers is if the automobile is numbers matching. Here we'll discuss the definition of this term and the variations of interpretation. Discover what numbers to look for and where they are located.
The Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act provides for changes to the system of declaring vehicles off the road for motor tax purposes. Since 1st July, new arrangements apply for declaring a vehicle off the road for motor tax purposes. The new arrangements require a vehicle to be declared off the road in advance where the owner intends not to use it on the public road for a period. Notice re: Off Road Declaration Renewals A declaration should be made during the month of expiry of the previous declaration if the vehicle is still not being used in a public place, in order to avoid having to pay tax on the vehicle.