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Discussion in 'General discussion' started by slaphead, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    To whom do I address the inquiry, I've had the usual run in with the DVLA over vehicle age proof, seems common sense has no place there any more.

    They're insisting on a letter on headed paper etc, so if anyone can point me in the right direction please.

    Cheers Mark
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  2. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Hi Mark,

    This is the e-mail address for Nissan Japan.

    Postoffice@nissan.co.jp

    Send them full details of your car and what you require and they will send you a letter back on headed Nissan paper with the info you need, very efficient and worked for me when I needed it.

    Cheers,

    JK
     
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  3. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for that I tried this route and got a polite FO we don't do this anymore from them , I'm after something from ZClub on their headed paper, it's a member benifit apparently just don't know who to approach.
     
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    @AliK (with help from MrF) will be along shortly I'm sure....
     
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  5. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Thanks I look forward to their input as I am between a rock and a hard place with the DVLA atm

    Mark
     
  6. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    Hello mate,

    Been on holidays and just seen this. PM on it's way.

    AK
     
  7. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for the reply I'll forward you the details later on today.

    Cheers Mark
     
  8. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    A quick update on the situation, I received the dating letters from. Mike F. and Ali and duly sent it to the DVLA, sadly today they've sent me a reply to to saying that what I have sent them is insufficient proof according to thier policy department.

    I phoned today to try and clarify the situation but they were their usual unhelpful selves and the person dealing with the case will phone me Monday.

    Suffice to say I am spitting feathers currently, I don't know what the hell these people want from me, that I haven't already provided on more than one occasion, it feels like I'm banging my head on a wall with these box ticking script reading.....
     
  9. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    Ooooh that is annoying. Did they say why it was insufficient or give examples of what they need? Seems to have been OK for others so intrigued as to why this instance was different.

    I find speaking with the DVLA it's a case of becoming a Buddhist monk and the centre of calm. You need to ignore the annoyances and keep at them. Hang in there.
     
  10. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member


    I appreciate where you are coming from Ali as far as I concerned we've already given them exactly what the letter stated they require, as best as I can work out they're taking the piddle, if I don't get a call by Monday afternoon I'll chase them up until I get something other than the usual crap
     
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  11. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    i had the exact same issues so im currently waiting till next year when its officially recognized as a historic vehicle even though it turned 40 (registered date) back in February this year.
    out of curiosity why are you looking for a dating letter? is it to make it historic for the tax exemption?
     
  12. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Hi Jimbo yes I would like to have it correct historic status mine was 1st registered on 20th Jan 78.

    The issue is that the DVLA have rejected the letter from Zclub as proof of age. I'm awaiting details of the reasons for this but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  13. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    mine is 11th feb same year so when the minimum reg date changes from jan 78 to jan 79 we will both be able to apply for it but untill then im afraid your stuck like me buddy.
    sucks as were both so close to the cut off date, if only its rolled over monthly eh
     
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  14. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    Well the silver lining is that I didn't apply for mine (1977) and paid the tax just to enjoy the car. A year later (July 2018), without applying, I received a V5 with historic status, followed by a letter from the DVLA two weeks later saying I have incorrectly taxed my car, followed by a refund cheque two weeks later!!! Go figure.

    If nothing else, the DVLA are consistent in being totally inconsistent!!!!!!!
     
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  15. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member


    Your car isn't classed as historic yet! It needs to be registered before 1st Jan 78 (see the DVLA website -https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/vehicles-exempt-from-vehicle-tax ) . If it was registered after 1 Jan 78 then you will have to wait until after 1 Jan 19 to register it as historic - it always runs a year in arrears. That is why they turned you down. Try again on 2 Jan 19.
     
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  16. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Did the law change? When mine became historic they accepted proof it was made before Jan 1975 even though it was registered March 1975.
     
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  17. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    No the law hasn't changed farmer42 needs to check the DVLA website if the car was built or registered before 1st Jan 78 it's tax free this year
     
  18. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Given mine had build date in 1977 it is in the historic class please see the DVLA website for details
     
  19. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I seems some of the DVLA jobsworths dont know the difference between build and registered dates! pot luck as to which retentive twat you get dealing with your case :eek:
     
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  20. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    According to the charmers at the DVLA despite being 1st registered on 20th Jan 78 it wasn't built until Dec 78! When dealing with a warped sense of what's right or wrong like that mere mortals like us don't stand a chance lol
     
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