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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 16:28
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I remember seeing the infamous PEN 15 which was owned by all round naughty girl and ex BOAC Hostie Fiona Richmond.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 19:44
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B747 FLY is now on a 2012 Silver Land Rover. It's still in good nick according to its MOTs with about 56,000 on the clock.

PEN 15 is probably on retention.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 10:40
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PEN 15 is probably withdrawn.
There, corrected it for you.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:00
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I mentioned earlier the surprising efficiency of DVLA, with their online vehicle registration service. In the interests of balance (because DVLA seem to have often been slated in the past for slow/poor service), this has been my recent experience:

On 19th December I applied to put my registration on retention, as I was picking up a new car on 21st December. DVLA processed the application in seconds and emailed me the authorisation to put the original plates back on the car I was trading in, which I did an hour or so later (I'd kept them from when I bought the car, so didn't need to use the authorisation certificate).

I rang my insurer who changed the registration at no charge and emailed me a new insurance certificate within about 5 minutes.

On 21st December I picked up my new car, drove home and had to wait until I received the V5 from DVLA before I could transfer the registration to it. I rang my insurer who changed the car details immediately and again emailed me another new insurance certificate within a few minutes.

On 28th December (just 2 working days after buying the new car) I received the new V5, went to the DVLA website and transferred my registration to the new car. They immediately sent me another authorisation certificate by email, so I put my private registration plates on within an hour or so. My insurers responded as quickly as before, sending me a new insurance certificate by email within a few minutes, at no charge.

Today the revised V5 for the new car arrived in the post, with my registration number on it. That's just 4 working days since I completed the online form.

I have to say I'm pretty damned impressed, and can't ever recall DVLA being as quick, efficient and easy to deal with as this before. Not quite sure what's happened with them, but whatever it is they could do with spreading it around a few other government services to improve them.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:01
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There must have been type of dog-up at the DVLA when they released that one!
Information on its whereabouts is no longer in the pubic domain.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:07
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Paid 7 million for it.
If I had that would I put it on my mini ONE, I wonder?
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:10
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I mentioned earlier the surprising efficiency of DVLA, with their online vehicle registration service. In the interests of balance (because DVLA seem to have often been slated in the past for slow/poor service), this has been my recent experience:

On 19th December I applied to put my registration on retention, as I was picking up a new car on 21st December. DVLA processed the application in seconds and emailed me the authorisation to put the original plates back on the car I was trading in, which I did an hour or so later (I'd kept them from when I bought the car, so didn't need to use the authorisation certificate).

I rang my insurer who changed the registration at no charge and emailed me a new insurance certificate within about 5 minutes.

On 21st December I picked up my new car, drove home and had to wait until I received the V5 from DVLA before I could transfer the registration to it. I rang my insurer who changed the car details immediately and again emailed me another new insurance certificate within a few minutes.

On 28th December (just 2 working days after buying the new car) I received the new V5, went to the DVLA website and transferred my registration to the new car. They immediately sent me another authorisation certificate by email, so I put my private registration plates on within an hour or so. My insurers responded as quickly as before, sending me a new insurance certificate by email within a few minutes, at no charge.

Today the revised V5 for the new car arrived in the post, with my registration number on it. That's just 4 working days since I completed the online form.

I have to say I'm pretty damned impressed, and can't ever recall DVLA being as quick, efficient and easy to deal with as this before. Not quite sure what's happened with them, but whatever it is they could do with spreading it around a few other government services to improve them.
Normally I'd agree with you but we're just about to send a written complaint to DVLA after they took five weeks to process the paperwork to tax my wifes' new car (after they made a mistake on their system when the car was new). We've just received a V5C and been informed in writing (3 Jan) that it is now taxed but to add insult to injury they taxed it retrospectively for December, during the period they advised us twice that we weren't legally allowed to drive it. Muppets.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:40
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There doesn't seem to have been any hitches with tax, AFAICS. The new car was taxed when purchased, and the documents sent when I transferred the registration stated that the tax would transfer automatically when the registration transferred. I've not yet tried to use the online tax service, mainly because our village post office gets a small fee for processing road tax, so I tend to do it there just to help keep them going.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 15:11
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1 doesn't exist. A1 is on a 2007 black Mini. The owner got it MOT'd but apparently cannot afford the road tax. As it had only done 700 miles before its first MOT in 2017 it follows that it has spent a lot of its time on display somewhere.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 15:36
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1 does exist - just not in the UK. It's a UAE plate - I guess it's meant to say world rather than word.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 18:54
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You're Far east driver, so you wouldn't have known about it in the middle east, I guess
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 14:04
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The registrations of a couple of cars I've owned might have been worth something if I'd kept them, YNT 146 and SAD 111 N.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 16:21
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The 1st is worth about 80 and the 2nd about 90.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 17:13
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Not to worry, they're long gone, I thought the second one may have been worth a bit more.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:22
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I once owned a Rover with the registration 4 COE, wish I still had it!
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 14:42
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Got to be worth atleast 10k+
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 17:30
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Infrequent log on. Only just seen this. Twice sold my car's registration mark, as issued by DVLA (nothing special). Very quick and easy money !
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