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paul groome
Hello I am trying to register my mk 1 escort as tax exempt but DVLA are requesting proof of manufacture date of Dec 1973, they have said I need a letter from a ford club stating the manufacturer date please could anyone advise who I can go through
Nighthawk
I would of thought just sending the logbook to dvla to change tax class as it should say date of first registration.

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adambell
Surely a member could just say anything and the V5 is the only way to prove the age of a car


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paul groome
It is the manufacture date, not the registration date. This date is not on the log book. Only the registration date is!!!!

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Nighthawk
Calm down, there's no need to shout. When is the registered date?

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Stoney871
Take your vin number to Ford.
They should be able to check.
Nighthawk
Or http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.classicfordmag.co.uk%2Ffiles%2F2010%2F08%2FCLF146-VIN2.pdf&rct=j&q=ford%20manufacture%20date%20vin%201973%20uk&ei=3MFFU7_pGcOVhQfDoIGQCw&usg=AFQjCNHdrE0Zbp4xXhQp4UQazmspnRrtbw might be able to help either way the vin which should be on the v5 should work it says the year of manufacture in the vin number

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paul groome
I'm calm lol, but I've said this same thing all day today.The manufacture date is Dec 73. Reg date Feb 74. Because the manufacture Date is not displayed on any log book I have to provide proof via a ford owners club. Exactly what dvla instructed
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adambell
But an owners club can not prove anything!!!!
The date of manufacture is within the vin number, besides that dvla will actually have all of the history of the car anyway from when it was first registered and therefore they will know when it was built


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Nighthawk
I would say you got someone from dvla who doesn't know what they're on about, try phoning again and with any luck they actually have a clue it should be simple.

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Stoney871

Use your Vin and follow this chart and instructions-

 

 

Alternatively you could try this site, the car may be too old to show up but you never know-

 

http://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do



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