A friend here has bought from Mr A. (a local here), a restorable Mini Cooper. The V5 is in the name of Mr B (in the UK and no longer contactable) and has 1x letter wrongly ciopied down from the cars' VIN. The car has been restored and the local licensing authority here won't accept the car because of the descrepancy between the VIN and the V5 despite back-up proof from British Heritage that the VIN is correct ! It seems to remain to contact the DVLA and ask them to correct the error on the V5 but this raises some questions and hence my thread here : Will the DVLA correct the V5 without needing an independant garage/CT station to physically verify the correct VIN ? If, when corrected, to whom will they send the new V5 ? Does anyone have any experience of this or simply know the answers please ? Thanks for your thoughts, help and advice.