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Old 04 September 2006, 05:45   #11
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@codprawn: that's what I did with my Dutch plates when I collected the English Scorpion and trailer in 2005. Drove it to Dover, on to the ferry and back home to Holland. I knew it wasn't all that legal, but I made it.
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Old 04 September 2006, 14:57   #12
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Just stick Icelandic plates on it - the ANPR cameras would have a fit - foreign registrations aren't linked in. The Police wouldn't want to know as it's too much paperwork.
Would be odd as whole Europe drives on the left so having foreign plates on UK vheicle should made cops suspicious..............

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Old 04 September 2006, 15:06   #13
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Bogi,
I don't think there is a way to do this legally in the UK with the exception of the current owner doing it for you.
Is it possible that you can do the paperwork transfer now just as you would when you get the vehicle home or do you have to physically produce the vehicle first?
As you say you have your Greencard insurance, your licence is valid and as an Icelandic registered vehicle it is exempt from UK MOT and Excise licence.
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Would be odd as whole Europe drives on the left so having foreign plates on UK vheicle should made cops suspicious..............

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Mate of mine has a left hand drive E type on British plates - same difference!!!

Anyway start jabbering away in Icelandic and they will soon bugger off and bother someone else!!!
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Old 04 September 2006, 16:06   #15
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Mate of mine has a left hand drive E type on British plates - same difference!!!

Anyway start jabbering away in Icelandic and they will soon bugger off and bother someone else!!!
its not the same. A LH drive kept here for over a year has to be UK registerred - so wouldn't raise any suspicion. A RH drive might (although I think Bogi is overestimating the observation skills of the average bobby!) raise suspicion - as essentially it would have to have been exported to iceland, and then brought back here again.

Not sure what the big issue is: MoT will cost about £30 (£20 if you know where to go). Tax will cost about £80 for six months - but 5/6 of this will be refunded when you surrender it. Insurance on greencard. Vendor should be happy to organise both if you give him the cash. All probably a lot less than hiring a trailer.
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Would be odd as whole Europe drives on the left so having foreign plates on UK vheicle should made cops suspicious..............

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Right. And we actually see Police on the roads doing Police work. Not very often in the UK. They've been replaced with jobsworths in Rangerovers with black and yellow squares that just attend vehicles that have broken down on the motorway. Got no powers cost us a fair bit in tax and ponce about in yellow jackets. Nice one Labour.

Bring back the Sweeney thats what I say.
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when we bought the Trabant

Must have been really desparate??
Back on subject- I believe you can get UK " transit' plates- which permit you to ride around on Uk roads without paying tax for ( how long I dont know)??

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when we bought the Trabant

Must have been really desparate??
Back on subject- I believe you can get UK " transit' plates- which permit you to ride around on Uk roads without paying tax for ( how long I dont know)??

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I think your refering to 'trade plates' Jonathan, the white plates with the red lettering and numbers, don't think they can be used in this instance, typically they are used by the motor trade for moving vehicles from the factory to the dealer. They do still have to pay for the plate, it comes with its own VEL attached.
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They do still have to pay for the plate, it comes with its own VEL attached.
Indeed - a friend once told me a nice story of a green copper about to book him for not having a road tax disk until it was pointed out the vehicle had trade plates.
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Woww if what I have experianced today over the phone (long distance - from abroad) is how your authority offices works I wouldn´t realy need to deal a lot with the authorities........ no answers sent from one person to another..... then from one office to the next......... from one city to another and matter a fact I am in same steps as I made the first call.

Will give it a last try tomorrow.

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