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    I have a private plate on my old vec b, that i am thinking of putting on to my vec c.

    Anyone know what is involved and how much it would cost? Or should i just leave it on the old one if too much hassle?

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    I think it costs about £80 to swap it over.

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    Yeah its £80 mate

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    This may help you ......................

    http://dvlaregistrations.direct.gov.uk/home/en/FAQ/

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    Assuming donor car has tax and mot,( in some cases they will accept tranfers as long as they have expired no more the 6 months ) take all documents of both cars to local DVLA office. Complete the relevant DVLA form, hand all Docs over along with cheque for £80.00. You won't need insurance docs.
    Many offices will not complete the transfer there and then. Instead they will retain all docs and post them to you in about a week.
    You will then receive 2 new MOT certificates, a certificate to get new plates made up, and 2 replacement tax discs, along with an envelope to return your old discs.
    After 3-4 weeks, new log books will pop through your letterbox.
    Easy, done it many times.

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    Thanks all.
    Does that mean i can not sell old car until I receive all the new docs?

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    It would be wise to keep the old car until you get the new docs back, just in case DVLA do mess up. If they do and the car has gone, you may loose the plate to the next owner!
    On the last change over I did, they just did a straight swap, putting my 06 plate from my Vectra onto a 52 reg Astra! This of course is not allowed because you cannot make a car to appear younger.
    In future, so you don't have to own 2 cars at the same time, put the desired reg onto a retention certificate. This costs £105 all in and lasts I think for a year.
    You can then get the docs back and check them, and then sell / part ex the car.
    When you get the new car you return to DVLA and they then transfer the plate from the retention cert at no further cost to you.
    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Tabs; 21st May 2009 at 20:33. Reason: Didn't swear but looked like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabs View Post
    It would be wise to keep the old car until you get the new docs back, just in case DVLA do mess up. If they do and the car has gone, you may loose the plate to the next owner!
    On the last change over I did, they just did a straight swap, putting my 06 plate from my Vectra onto a 52 reg Astra! This of course is not allowed because you cannot make a car to appear younger.
    In future, so you don't have to own 2 cars at the same time, put the desired reg onto a retention certificate. This costs £105 all in and lasts I think for a year.
    You can then get the docs back and check them, and then sell / part ex the car.
    When you get the new car you return to DVLA and they then transfer the plate from the retention cert at no further cost to you.
    Hope this helps.
    that's sort of what I did. I was fortunate in that I sold my car with my plates on & paid half the cost to keep them as I ran out of time on the car swap/sale. I had a very, very trustworthy seller/buyer all worked out ok as you will have seen hth ………

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    Well, as i have already bought the new motor I best get the paperwork sorted out and get plates changed so i can advertise the old one.

    Cheers

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    And at what point do I need to inform the insurance company?

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