Edited by Greeves Rider on June 17, 2020, 11:15 am
Posted by Greeves Rider
on June 17, 2020, 11:13 am, in reply to "Re: DVLA
I think it depends upon the situation. If the bike has recently been taxed and just changed owner (keeper) then a new V5c is issued quickly, but if the bike (vehicle) has been off the road for some years the DVLA may well do a check on it with previous owner or even the dating officer of the make club. I know of a recent case whereby an eBay bike dealer applied for a V5c for a Greeves that had been off the road for some years, and then on getting a new V5c in his name immediately applied for a transfer of the (original) reg number. However DVLA then did a check on the frame number with the GRA authentication office to check that the frame number was kosher. In the event the number was wrong in the V5c a clerical error presumably when it was taken onto Swansea computor many years before. The dealer thought he would be smart and re stamped the number on frame to match V5c. BUT this got rejected by the club, stating it was not a correct Greeves frame number, so matey the dealer could not get the number off and has now got a bike that he may not be able to sell as its uncertain as to whether the DVLA have voided the number. It will be for the unsuspecting buyer to find out.
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