At least your in the right place now, lots of folks on here have a great deal of experience importing vehicles into this country. :tup:That's why i joined this forum iv'e applied for a 55/5 form a first time registered car,can someone tell me want's the best route.I know i should have looked into it before i bought it but it's done now.
It doesn't need an MOT to register it at all. Only time a pre 1960 vehicle needs an MOT is to transfer a number from it.Thank you for all your help it's a 1953 350ci v8 engine,lowered,disc brakes,ECT.I have had message saying as it's over 10 years old it just needs a normal MOT.And is it true it dosn't need another MOT after that.
Therein lies the utter nonsense of this system. Someone who knows what they are doing builds something but for it to be legal someone without a clue has to take it apart and rebuild it......boy I feel safer knowing that now. Sheesh.....They say it's modified outside 8 points system and needs BIVA.
You apply for BIVA test they say you can't because you bought it not built it.
YOU have to take it to pieces photograph yourself rebuilding it to BIVA spec and then reapply.
It passes and you then register it .
The guy that built it ( were he in THIS country ) could put it through and then sell it ,legally the correct way to do it. At least if they allow you to rebuild a BOUGHT motor you still have the opportunity to register it , they would be even more of a kick off if it was a simple NO?Therein lies the utter nonsense of this system. Someone who knows what they are doing builds something but for it to be legal someone without a clue has to take it apart and rebuild it......boy I feel safer knowing that now. Sheesh.....
Depending on where you live what will probably happen is tou send in your docs and your cash and they send you a V5c.
Your mileage may vary....