Car in bits again...
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
I think there is a lot of truth in that, even though the Q plates have been superceded by the SVA (and now the IVA) test. I've been following a thread on another forum regarding a (in)famous drag racing Mopar, the registration of which has turned up on two different cars.
I happen to know that the original owner had an accident and the insurance wrote the car off, even though it was easily repairable. Now, after many years the original car has surfaced as a road car project, but DVLA had already offered the registration to another, similar car.
You would think that the "legitimate" registration would take precedence over the scrapped vehicle, but the new owner appears to have got a letter of approval from the DVLA to get the car MoT'd and use it on the road, so it must be possible to resurrect scrapped cars somehow.
I often hear complaints from kit car people when it comes to registering their new builds - some VRO's are happy to help, others just say "its not a standard production car" and don't want to know.
I think if you have a dated bill of sale from the scrappy and the date that the scrappage certificate was issued by DVLA there would be a good case for retaining the existing registration, or if DVLA have re-assigned it already, at least a suitable period replacement, which would then be associated with your Sprint chassis number.