Lotus Elan

What licenseplate number? and what month?

PostPost by: Otto » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:41 am

Hi!
My 1971 Lotus +2 is going thru Mot test soon.
It is 35 years old here in September month. I have a letter from the Group Lotus archive that confirmes that. I would like to know what licenseplate number it had, and precisely when it was registred the first time. I need this information for the danish taxsystem.
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The archive letter says:
Chassis/VIN Number 7100000500L
Lotus Invoice number 3872
Colour Bahama
Sold/left factory September 1971
Costumer's name Mr. Harris
Selling Dealer Dickson Motors.

I have tryed to track down Dickson Motors on the web..could not find them.
Is there an Archive at the English government/office/MOTcenter i can acces thru the internet to get information on my car?

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Otto :shock: :!: :shock:
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PostPost by: RonR » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:35 am

Hi Otto,

The licensing authority for the UK is the DVLA (www.dvla.gov.uk)

The on-line enquiries system uses the registration number as the key, but there is a phone number for vehicle enquiries: +44 870 240 0010

Good Luck,

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PostPost by: Otto » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:07 am

Thanks!
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PostPost by: mikecauser » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:28 pm

I am pretty sure this is the dealer concerned, still in business -
DICKSON MOTORS (PERTH) LTD
172 Dunkeld Rd,
Perth,
PH1 3XL
+44 1738 633133

At that time the registration was not done centrally, but by each local authority. Their records formed the basis of the DVLA database, but I suspect that all that was transfered was the registration number, date and current owner at the time. I would be extremely surprised if they could find a registration from just the VIN.

If you cannot get an answer from Dicksons or the DVLA send me an email and I'll suggest a solution that it would be better not to put in a public forum ;-)

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:49 pm

Otto

Have you had a look on this site? http://www.sportscarworld-lotus.com/

Click on= All Lotus Serial Numbers And Info

Then on= Elan +2

It has more infomation on some cars than others, but it is worth a look. :)

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:04 pm

Otto

If the car was registered in the UK you can request a copy of all the V5 registration documents (see quote fron the DVLA web site below).

Previous keeper details

If you are the current keeper you can get information about any earlier keepers on application. You should write to Vehicle Record Enquiries, Vehicle Customer Services, DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AJ quoting the registration number of the vehicle and giving the reasons for your request. A fee of ?5 is payable.


I got mine back, they take about a month but the data before 1985 is a bit hit and miss due to the old paper records being tranfered to computers.
My First Licence shows my +2 is an Audi Coupe GT brought to England from West Germany????

If you do not have the registration number you are a bit stuck :?

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:30 am

Wow, An Audi Coupe GT. My first NEW car was a 1980 Audi Coupe (I think the next year they added the GT). What a great car it was. Zero problems other than the usual wear items. It was finally killed when a Cadillac t-boned it. At its demise it had over 176,000 miles. No leaks, no oil burning, it just flew along.
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