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Post by Gareth Wales » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:19 pm

Is there a way of discovering whether a certain car is still on the road - and are the registration numbers of scrapped cars ever re-distributed?

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:20 pm

The RAC website can tell you if a car is still a taxed vehicle. You just need to register with them
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:21 pm

The DVLA website will give you an indication of the vehicles status.

http://www.vehiclelicence.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/

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Post by Gareth Wales » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:05 pm

Thanks Ian and Ken for your lightning replies (about 40 seconds!!)
My concern is that my penultimate car, which was being driven by my daughter and which was involved in an accident in northern Ireland was allegedly written off three years ago.
I have always had nagging doubts about it because the insurance company would never disclose to my daughter where the car was taken after the accident.
I now see from the DVLA webside that its "date of liability is 01 04 06
but that vehcile status is "SORN expired" does one contradict the other, or does Sorn expired indicates it has indeed been scrapped.?

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Post by ken newbold » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:13 pm

Can't be certain, but it probably does.

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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:25 pm

It almost certainly means that the current Sorn certificate next expires on 01.04.06.
I`d suggest it`s been off the road and tax expired since 31.03.05 (or longer) as sorn lasts for one year periods then gets renewed.
Possibly, just possibly, it`s in someone`s garden or yard being used for parts or was supposed to be rebuilt and it never happened.
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Post by Gareth Wales » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:45 am

Thanks Billy, that's reassuring; so it probably didn't emerge as a cut-and-shut. Still, it brings into focus that you can really look after a car for 12 years from new - and it can disappear in seconds. That;s Life!!! :twisted:
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