Dating your vehicle

Debs

Member
Admin. Please can you put a sticky for this topic. Loads of people keep asking about how to date their vehicles. I have the name, address and telephone number of the person to contact with regards to dating your commer. He charges about £30.00 for this service but he is very quick, very accurate and accepted by the DVLA as a reputable identifier.[^][^][^] If anybody wants to know then they would only have to look at the sticky and it would be there!!!!:D:D:D

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Debs

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Details to obtain cert of date of manufacture. Here goes...:)

His name is Mike Worthington-Williams. He is Chairman of The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain. Chairmans office: The Old Schoolhouse, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire SA38 9JL Tel 01239 711486
Fax 01239 711367 E-mail: worthycomments@btconnect.com

The Society is on the DVLA's approved list of clubs considered competent to adjudicate on vehicle dating matters for registration pusposes.[^][^][^]

Now get dating!!!:D:D:D:D



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Panky

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It was really meant for vehicles registered in 1973 - it is possible they where actually built in '72 so qualify for free road tax:)

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simon5666

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oh i see , i guess if the vehicle was on the forecourt for sometime it could be a few years older than it was .
 

simon5666

New Member
registrations do my head in ..... ive been trying to work out how old a mates honda 50 motorbike is but its got a 3 number 3 letter number plate. I think that must mean its before 1963 ? as it ends in a y .
 

simon5666

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just as my commer 982 fgk .. according to the logbook first registered in march 16th 1963 . It must have missed the old 'A' reg by a few months ???
 

Panky

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The letters denotes where the vehicle was registered, the number is.......well a number. There is a thread on here somewhere that lists all the codes for the different areas.

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poppyvanfan

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he sent me an email today stating due to new legislation and bad health he is no longer providing this service ? ive found the first one of the line in jan 74 was chassis no 178962 ??? dunno where i found it tho ,, mine is registered in 01/04/74 and chassis no is 176498 making this before that number above ... looks like im tax free but what next how do i get it now mw is not available ? ant help is greatly appreciated
 

Panky

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That's a shame, hope he gets better.
All I can think of is to contact the Rootes Archive, they may be able to help. Try Googleing them.

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commerchris

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Perhaps some one like mr M could take over from mr W?

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Panky

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If he's willing to part with the Line Book:I

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commerchris

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Just been reading old bike mart "unearthed"
March 2014 lots of bikes recieved dating letters
from him.hope he gets well soon.

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poppyvanfan

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the new details for finding out your tax free are an email to the routes archive ! from a robert allan its 20 quid and very quick , robbert.allan@stfc.ac.uk very nice gut just told me im tax free with a manufact date at nov 73 great news eh ....good luck folks hope this helps
 

Panky

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That can't be right - you've got more gears than that:)
And it sure aint red;)

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