DVLA contacting owners of historic vehicles requesting documentary proof of vehicle age

There have been a number of communications and chatroom postings in recent days relating to an exercise whereby DVLA are contacting owners of historic vehicles requesting documentary proof of the vehicle’s age and in particular its eligibility for an age related registration. One such communication strongly implies that this DVLA request will be sent to the owners of all historic vehicles.

As the representative body for many of the historic vehicle clubs in UK we see it as a prime responsibility to ensure that clubs and their members are not unfairly or without grounds required to engage in such an exercise. We have today met with senior officials of the DVLA with the objective of establishing from them their view of the scope of the exercise they have commenced. On the basis of that meeting we are clear that there is no current intention to send a letter to all historic vehicle owners.


Rest assured that the Federation will stay very close to this situation and will vigorously defend the interests of bona fide historic vehicle owners.