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Mark Morgan
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Original "dead" Number plate & DVLA question..
I am looking to re install the Original number plate to my  car, Back in the 70's she had a private plate fitted so technically the original plate died according to the DVLA..
ACOC & the DVLA have no records of the Original plate as the DVLA went electronic in the 80's but I do now have some Proof of what was fitted originally but According to them plates can't be used on any other another vehicle, sold or re-issued if there deemed Dead due to some legislation but they say it's worth a try as i now have proof.. 🙄 

 

So has anyone Managed to source there Original plate from back in the day on another other car they own after it was re-registered with another plate..  Seems sad not to be able to have something back that belongs to your car after 2-3 years work just because of Red tape... 

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Paul Blore
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I don't have any recent experience Mark, but it always used to be the case that if you could provide evidence of an original registration number and that it hadn't since been issued elsewhere, the DVLA would allow you to have it again.

There is no obvious reason to me why they wouldn't. The worst case scenario is that it has to go in the next auction, but unless it happens to look like a "cherished number", no one else is likely to bid on it so you'll get it for whatever reserve they put on it.

Just my thoughts for what they're worth.

Paul

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Mark Morgan
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@paul-blore

According to the DVLA they are not allowed to Sell Dead plates, All E suffix plates were allocated in period apparently and non are available unless someone has one on retention and wishes to sell privately as i would with my wrong F plate currently fitted. 

I am in touch with the ACOC so hopefully everything will be ok.. just asking if anyone has first hand experience doing so 


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Paul Blore
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@mark-morgan

Okay, so it wouldn't go to auction, but if you have sufficient evidence that you car originally had that number, DVLA have previously allowed you to have it again. I've done this a number of times in the past with old motorbikes I've restored.

Paul

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