You must be able to provide a
documentary link between your vehicle and the number you are claiming. This
can take the form of :
(1) The old-style
log book (RF60/VE60)
tax disc, MoT certificate or insurance certificate dated 1983 or earlier
(3)Archive or library records.
(4) Other documentary evidence dated
1983 or earlier (i.e. Original bill of sale.)
Original dated photographs are not documentary evidence.
will need to complete an application Form V765 (available for download from here
or from one of DVLA's local offices).
This must be accompanied by a recent photographs of the vehicle and either a
photograph or rubbing of the chassis number, the current, Registration
Document/Certificate (V5or V5/C) or a V55/5 "application for a
first licence for a motor vehicle and declaration of registration".
The V55/5 is available from a DVLA local office or DVLA Swansea.
then need to send your completed application to the Registrar. Members see
option 9. Non
Members see option 10.
The authenticated application can then, either be forwarded to DVLA or
returned to you for processing.
The Registration Number will be allocated on a non-transferable basis.
The DVLA require us, as
standard practice, to inspect the vehicle.
N.B. DVLA may request
to inspect any vehicle before it is registered.
The club is not
notified of the registration number allocated by the DVLA so please advise the Registrar
From the 25th October 2013 the DVLA will no
longer photostat copies of your original documents. The original documents and
copies of the original documents must be included in the file you send to the
Registrar, who will annotate the copies as (authenticated copies) and will be
stamped with the club logo, dated and signed by the club signatory. (Registrar)
(If you cannot Photostat them, the club can do it for you.)
The club needs:
Claiming a registration number whether you have documentary evidence or not.
A recent photo of the completed vehicle and chassis plate.
A completed V55/5 (or V5/V5C) showing the current registration number (if known)
Evidence to link this number to your
vehicle This could be any of the following.
The old style log book (RF60/VE60)
A tax disc, MoT certificate or insurance certificate dated 1983 or earlier.
Archive or library records.
Any other documentary evidence dated 1983 or earlier.
All Original documents (See Above)
Insurance certificate. (Refer section 14)
MOT certificate. (Refer section 14)
Non members. Cheque for £30.00 (Thirty Pounds) payable to the Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club.
(LARGE) Stamped address envelope
with either your address to return to you or to your DVLA office.
On receipt of this the Registrar will arrange for the vehicle to be inspected
and include the report and letter in the file.
If no documentary evidence ignore Section 3 (3) on the V765. Registrar's address is on this PDF
Will the DVLA accept Heritage Certificates?
Information has been receive (12/09)
from the DVLA that it will not accept a Heritage Certificate, on its own,
as evidence of an original registration number. The application must still be
accompanied by one or more documents as described in item 12.
Heritage Certificates are available
from the Rootes
Archive Centre Trust and administered by:
283 Chester Road,
Warrington WA4 2QE
Tel: 01925 267084 (6-8pm eve.)
Insurance and MoTs.
For vehicles, which are reclaiming an original
registration number, the DVLA, if satisfied with documentation, will issue a
Registration Document (V5) before a MoT or insurance is required.
For vehicles, which are claiming an age related number,
then a MoT and insurance is required with all the documentation before the
V5 is issued.
**** It might be wise to insure the car whilst in the
process of restoration. Contact your insurance company for fire and theft cover.
bureaucracy involved with correcting or substituting engine numbers on V5C
documents and making minor engine capacity changes on old vehicles was discussed
in November 2010 at a meeting between members FBHVC’s legislation committee,
the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicle Group, the Under-Secretary of State
for Roads and Motoring, Mike Penning MP, and two senior officials from DofT and
have now confirmed that this policy has been reviewed and that it will no longer
be necessary for keepers of vehicles in the Historic class – those with a date
of manufacture before 1 Jan 1973 – to provide evidence to support an engine
wanted further clarification on the use of the word ‘Minor’ and went back to
were pleased to receive this reply
word 'minor' is used in the context that the Federation considered that a change
of engine was a small alteration to a classic vehicle.
The requirement for documentary evidence for an engine change was introduced
because of concerns expressed by VOSA when assessing kit conversions .
After further consideration it has been agreed with VOSA that pre 1973 vehicles
were unlikely to be a source of these concerns and we were therefore able to
review the policy.
Documentary evidence to support an engine change for any pre 1973 vehicles
will no longer be required irrespective of the cubic capacity.
I have a V5 issued by the DVLA but has
been off the road for some time being rebuilt.
Normal procedures apply. The car must
have a MoT and Insurance and make application for road tax direct to the DVLA.
An application may be re-considered if there are circumstances that were not
taken into account at the time of the original application, or if the applicant
can provide new evidence to support a claim.
The new evidence along with the rejected application should be sent to the
If your Alpine was built before the 1st January 1960 then the DVLA do not
require a MoT certificate to tax your car. However road worthiness must be your
first priority. For a full explanation
read the letter from the DVLA.