Tracing an Exported Car

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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Tracing an Exported Car

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:47 am

I still keep dreaming about the red 19RD E945AVW we had when I was a kid!

A vehicle check confirms it was exported in 1993

Having called the DVLA just to ask for what country it was exported too was fruitless, they put me on hold for 10 minutes then cut me off, which isn't the first time, if its a difficult enquiry they seem to just bin the call off so they don't have to deal with the enquiry.

Frustration reigns supreme, I just want to know where it ended up and if it was as loved as it was when we had it for its 150000 miles!

I called back a third time and they said they don't have records of where the car is exported too, just that its been sent out of the country.

would a high mileage 6 yea old rather worthless BX diesel which is RHD be of any real value?

I guess I will never know.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Tracing an Exported Car

Post by Jaba » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:16 pm

It seems that the options for tracking are non existant with the DVLC. A previous BX of mine was showing for a least 6 months as being neither insured or taxed and not sorned either. Then a few weeks back someone posted on here from Ireland saying he got it from UK in December last. It is still not showing as exported !

This was a great relief for me as I feared that it had just been scrapped which would have been such a waste of a good BX.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Tracing an Exported Car

Post by Jaba » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:17 pm

BTW Tim sorry to read you are not doing the Challenge. I am going to have to withdraw as well for unexpected reasons. So that will be two cars less.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.