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excossack



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Buying cars with no ID

Having browsed a few cars (out of nosiness) on the likes of CoPart etc, some say no ID etc. I assume these are cars that have been stolen, cloned and insurance paid out and then the car has been found. Police unable to find the correct ID etc so unknown.

If you buy one of these, how do you go about getting a legit ID? I assume a VIC check ? 1999 Defender TD5 110

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ARC99



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I would assume , experience from my last employment, that no I.D. means exactly that. No engine or chassis numbers would mean almost uninsurable. Personally I wouldn't go anywhere near one. Don't make old people mad.
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excossack



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I am not planning on buying one, just curious. 1999 Defender TD5 110

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not sure if the rules have changed but historically you had to be licensed for waste transport and disposal to be able to purchase anything classed as "no ID" as its technically no longer a vehicle - there were other hoops you had to (rightly) comply with to ensure the vehicle was broken for spares only and the shell destroyed..............

like most things its has been massively abused over the years and in some cases vehicles were actually "re-registered" ???

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It used to be possible to re-register them and have a Q plate issued.

My parents bought a stolen recovered MX5 many many years ago, which had been found being "ringed" and had lost its original identity. It had a replacement chassis identifier, etc issued, making it a legal vehicle again, but due to its history was worth a fraction of the value of an equivilant "genuine" MX5. And you couldnt change the plate to a "private" registration either, so it stood out a little.

I'm not sure what the process is now they've moved to the new style number plates. 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
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Procta



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ARC99 wrote:
I would assume , experience from my last employment, that no I.D. means exactly that. No engine or chassis numbers would mean almost uninsurable. Personally I wouldn't go anywhere near one.


I would but it would be for parts Thumbs Up Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Rosco wrote:
It used to be possible to re-register them and have a Q plate issued.

My parents bought a stolen recovered MX5 many many years ago, which had been found being "ringed" and had lost its original identity. It had a replacement chassis identifier, etc issued, making it a legal vehicle again, but due to its history was worth a fraction of the value of an equivilant "genuine" MX5. And you couldnt change the plate to a "private" registration either, so it stood out a little.

I'm not sure what the process is now they've moved to the new style number plates.


I think stuff like that would be breaker only now, They have changed a few things to do with write offs etc Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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