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Old 18-12-2017, 06:52 PM
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I'll agree that perhaps there ought to be an initial test for imports, so that basic safety is checked, frame-worthiness, brakes etc. Seen and heard some horror stories - no doubt Chris has some also - about the bodges seen on imports. Floors pop-riveted etc. Unscrupulous dealers (privateers) will fire some underseal over them and carry on ...

Interested in the answer to John's question as there's no reason cars like mine can't be registered and licence no. issued now maybe ...
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Old 18-12-2017, 06:56 PM
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No......... not online and DVLA are increasing the number of inspections - sub-contracted to SGS.
I have had two in the last few months never having had any previously.
I'l have a lovely shell for them to inspect


I'll give it a whirl once the paperwork arrives, to see what happens.

I guess you've had inspections as you're a trader, a lot of 'marque specialists' aren't as clear cut as you are.

Edit to add, looking though the document properly, may 2018 onwards for the MOT, so we'll have to wait till then. Might even be rolling by that point.

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Old 18-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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If I can be bothered, I think I'll get mine MOT'd regardless. Probably for the one and only time ...
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Old 19-12-2017, 07:33 AM
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Apparently there was a recent insurance scam where someone bought a number of US titles only, no actual cars and managed to register them at DVLA as if they actually existed. He then made a massive insurance claim running into millions pretending cars had been stolen in one big hit. Insurance company paid out and he was only caught when he tried the scam again.

I am not sure what cars or pretend cars were involved as my sketchy information came second hand from an SGS inspector but they were relatively high unit value cars perhaps/probably from pre 1960 where no MOTs required hence easier to register.

As a result the insurance industry has now put pressure on the DVLA to conduct random inspections on 7000 imports per year, a compromise agreement reached as it would obviously be cost prohibitive to carry out inspections on all imports.
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Old 19-12-2017, 09:09 AM
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...............As a result the insurance industry has now put pressure on the DVLA to conduct random inspections on 7000 imports per year.........
The DVLA ought to make life simple for themselves, not tax disc, no MoT, no imports!
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Old 19-12-2017, 09:35 AM
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the bodges seen on imports. Floors pop-riveted etc. Unscrupulous dealers (privateers) will fire some underseal over them and carry on ...
I agree, but more often than not bodges are well hidden and the children down at Kwikfit cant see it.
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Old 19-12-2017, 11:03 AM
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.......... the bodges seen on imports. Floors pop-riveted etc. Unscrupulous dealers (privateers) will fire some underseal over them and carry on ...........
I bought a UK car like that with an MoT - the one on the rally clip I recently posted. I got it re-MoT'd too. When I took it off the road to repair it I was amazed how bad it was. So perhaps the MoT isn't a lot of use after all.
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