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 Post subject: My 924 has been 'Scrapped' by the DVLA....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm 
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Hi All,

Late in January I received a tax refund for my 924 that I did not request - the car is in daily use.

I called the DVLA who informed me that they had received a certificate of destruction for my car hence the refund.

After a long conversation they told me what I needed to do to rectify someone else's mistake and after nearly 3 weeks it's still ongoing as they keep asking for more info or more pictures to prove the car still exists.

I am feeling very frustrated and annoyed at the whole experience but ultimately I am powerless in the scheme of things :cry:

Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:47 pm 
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Wow.

That's rubbish. DVLA are a law unto themselves though sadly.

Ask for a copy of the destruction certificate?

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Rich H wrote:
Wow.
Ask for a copy of the destruction certificate?

I am sure they'll just give the usual data protection excuse on that!


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Presumably they should be able to confirm whether or not the destruction certificate came from the name of the registered keeper. Either way, I'd suggest the onus is on them to contact that person

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The CoD came from an officially licensed facility but other than that the DVLA have not given much away.

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If you're struggling to convince DVLA and have an understanding local Road policing Unit (Traffic Department) you may be able to ask for one of their vehicle examiners to check your car over and provide a brief statement to the effect that your car is the car you claim it to be (this would have solid credibility with DVLA).
Having worked within such a Unit in the West Mids I have always found them to be generally very helpful and supportive of the law abiding motorist - there are more than enough unlawful drivers around for them to be dealing with

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And this is when having local DVLA offices whereby you could present the car to an inspection officer would have this fixed relatively quickly. But alas we have a limited trained person on the end of a phone and computer says no! :bang:

Needs escalating up the DVLA chain of command and with the 'licensed' facility tout suite......my patience would be limited on the phone!!

As Nige says, a call or visit to your local traffic Police pound may be worth a try.

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Does this imply that your plate has been cloned?

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Why does this car remind me of one we had on here a while back where someone had rebodied an early car with a late shell and then tried to register it under the early car registration by grinding off the VIN, which the DVLA wouldn't accept. The car was then bought by someone who managed to recover the later VIN and get it registered. I wonder what happened to it...

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scm924s wrote:
Why does this car remind me of one we had on here a while back where someone had rebodied an early car with a late shell and then tried to register it under the early car registration by grinding off the VIN, which the DVLA wouldn't accept. The car was then bought by someone who managed to recover the later VIN and get it registered. I wonder what happened to it...

Was that the silver n/a with a ????? CGT registration plate?

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