How to search for a relative's old car?
Posted 29 November 2008 - 20:28
He would love to be reunited with the car as he has a lot of memories of it.
What would be the best way of locating it?
I have the registration number from an old photo and a quick (free) check on www.mycarcheck.com suggests it still exists and must be registered with the DVLA.
Would it be worth trying to contact, for example, the Morgan owner's club?
Posted 29 November 2008 - 20:51
Posted 29 November 2008 - 20:57
Make & Model: Morgan
VIN Check: You have not performed a VIN check yet.
Engine Size: 1267cc
Engine Number: Q225E
First Registered: 20 Oct 1947
Year Manufactured: No year available
Former KeepersL: 0 (Current keeper has held the vehicle from first registration)
Colour changes: There is no record of this registration being subject to a colour change.
Plate Transfer: There is no record of this registration being involved in a plate transfer.
Scrapped: There is no record of this registration being scrapped.
Exported: There is no record of this registration being exported.
Stolen: There is no record of this registration being stolen.
Stolen & Recovered: There is no record of this registration being stolen & recovered.
Insurance Write-off: There is no record of this registration being written-off.
It is registered with the DVLA so surely it means it exists? And as there's no record of it being scrapped, perhaps the same owner has had it since before the DVLA database was compiled in the late-1980s? If it had been scrapped before the database was compiled, then it wouldn't be in the database.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 22:47
But Owners club will be best way of contacting current (or former) owners, as none of the other search methods will give you any personal details.
Unless you are friendly with a policeman or DVLA employee who might run it through their computer.....
Posted 29 November 2008 - 23:07
Date of First Registration 20 10 1947
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1267CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour CREAM
Vehicle Type Approval null
It was red and black when my grandad sold it in c1965 for £95. IIRC he only paid £25 for it.
Seems to be taxed until April 2009...I wonder who has this old car! It was the first car my grandad ever owned. So many fond memories...that car took him and his best friend to the 1964 British GP at Brands Hatch. It would mean so much to him if he could be reunited with it.
Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:28
Don't even consider that. Ex Plod.
Posted 30 November 2008 - 15:55
Originally posted by Ted Walker
What is the registration Number ?????
Posted 30 November 2008 - 21:29
Posted 30 November 2008 - 21:33
Posted 30 November 2008 - 22:24
Posted 01 December 2008 - 01:27
Originally posted by bradbury west
Talk to the DVLA. There is a form, IIRC, which can be downloaded 885???, by which you can ask to be put in contact with the current owner for a valid reason, of which there are several eligible, identifying your interest. In view of the age/marque here it is unlikely that the present owner would be so churlish as not to respond Roger Lund.
It is a V888, available in downloadable format