Self scrapping of historic vehicles
SELF SCRAPPING OF HISTORIC VEHICLES
This is a subject that has been covered in previous Newsletters but we do still receive a number of questions concerning scrapping. The DVLA Press Office has issued the following statement on this subject.
Vintage vehicles do not fall within the scope of the End Of Life Vehicle legislation whereby they must be taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) and issued with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD). Vintage vehicles are classed as vehicles kept in a proper and environmentally sound manner, either ready for use or stripped into parts, and can include historic vehicles, vehicles of value to collectors or vehicles intended for museums.
If a vehicle is broken up by the registered keeper they must tell DVLA that they are keeping the vehicle off the public road by making a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), until the parts of the vehicle that is left is taken to an ATF or tell DVLA that they no longer have the vehicle by filling in the V5C/3 part of the V5C, selling or transferring your vehicle to a motor trader, insurer or dismantler.
The vehicle registration certificate (V5C) is not mandatory to scrap a vehicle at an ATF, as the majority of vehicles presented to an ATF is from a third party, such as, vehicle traders, insurance companies and salvage operators. However, if the V5C is available this should be presented to the ATF with the vehicle concerned.
If the registered keeper sends in the new red V5C [to DVLA] with an explanation that the vehicle has been scrapped, then DVLA will update the vehicle record with a notification of disposal to trade to a motor trader/insurer/dismantler to discharge the liability of the registered keeper. However, the vehicle record will not reflect scrapped.
Posted On: 16/06/2012 02:11:44
Posted By: john saunders