I’m nearing the end of my Lambretta build and would love to get it back on its original VRN.
I know the plate it got registered with (as I have it in person) but have no log book or old MOTs to match the plate with the engine / frame number.
I have an “ageing certificate” from Lambretta Club of Great Britain but the guy who had the scooter before name tried to use this to apply for the original plate but the DVLA said “not enough information”.
It’s a 1959 Lambretta and after a bit of digging I’ve identified it was registered in Glamorgan (as the VRN ends in “BTG” which was their area code in the 50s / 60s)
Anyone have any ideas as to what my best course of action is please?
Don’t know if this is still applicable, but several years ago, I put a private number plate on my car, then a year later took it off, and the DVLA defaulted its reg to its original Reg. So you may have no issues
I’ve done this several times for motorcycles and the DVLA are very strict now, thanks to persistent cloning by the classic car fraternity, sometimes in collusion with owners’ clubs. Basically you need something that ties the frame number to the VRN - as far as the DVLA is concerned the frame number is the source of vehicle identity. The main way is to have the old log book, even the cardboard one will do. It’s worth checking the DVLA database as if they have it listed you can get a new log book for £25 - Google DVLA vehicle check.
Failing that, there is an outside chance that the issuing authority recorded the frame number when it was first registered. The only other chance would be if the Lambretta Club has a register and your scooter is listed on it - works for Rudges. Otherwise you will have to settle for an age related plate.