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Offline Gr8uncleal

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One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« on: July 30, 2019, 01:50:06 PM »
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I'm looking at buying a bike that was imported from the US some 20 or so years ago. The original importer is no more and the vendor says that they believe all duties were paid at the time. However, the vendor also thinks that the NOVA system wasn't in operation back then and so no obvious proof is available.

How would I go about proving that duty had been made when I came to register it - would DVLA or another body have a record of the frame number? If I did have to pay duty, what is the rate?

Thanks and regards.

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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 06:23:44 PM »
Just contact HMRC NOVA and explain to them and all will be OK, you will need a NOVA number.... They will just give it to you without a problem but you will need to call them as the facility you require is not online.
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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 06:58:28 PM »
Thanks Paul, much appreciated.

The purchase is on hold for the moment, but I haven't given up on it.

I was thinking that if I send all of my 4 (or more) sets of paperwork to DVLA at the same time, would I get consecutive registration numbers?!

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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 08:57:49 PM »
Thanks Paul, much appreciated.

The purchase is on hold for the moment, but I haven't given up on it.

I was thinking that if I send all of my 4 (or more) sets of paperwork to DVLA at the same time, would I get consecutive registration numbers?!

a chap at the rally had two Daytona's with consecutive numbers sent them off together with a covering letter
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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 08:04:29 AM »
Thanks, that's encouraging.

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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 09:02:31 AM »
I asked the DVLA for a two digit number when they registered a bike and they just ignored it.

I did a change of owner on another bike over 45 years old and put a note in asking to change taxation class from bicycle to historic and they just ignored it.
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Re: One for Mr Dawkins - historic imports
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 05:28:58 PM »
Thanks Paul, much appreciated.

The purchase is on hold for the moment, but I haven't given up on it.

I was thinking that if I send all of my 4 (or more) sets of paperwork to DVLA at the same time, would I get consecutive registration numbers?!

Worth a try but probably not. I registered 27 Yamaha Mates and they all got different plates but all the same year, I had LVE, FJL and BGL.
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