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Old 03 September 2006, 17:24   #1
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Temporary car registration ??

As we are picking up our MG in Birmingham next Monday and so far we have been thinking of taking her on trailer to Immingham.

I was wondering if similar system are in UK as in Germany when we bought the Trabant we could have temporary registration, taxes (MOT) and insurance for two weeks as I drove her from Berlin to Aarhus in Denmark.

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Old 03 September 2006, 17:50   #2
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You won#t get a temporary MOT. however you can insure a vehicle for a short time even without tax and insurance. I believe you can drive a vehicle to an MOT station withou tax or MOT for testing.(but you can't drive it back if it fails. why don't yp book an MOT in te ferry port

I am not an expert on this so i shall wait to be corrected
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Never mind tax and insurance, I would get some breakdown cover
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All I am thinking of like we did in Germany is to drive from Birmingham location to port Immingham where the MG and AC will put into container for voyage to their new home here in Iceland.

As the seller is of old school and very precise and will not accept us driving her without proper coverage on the road (also I don´t want to spoil our friendship which goes long way back).

Both Jón Baldur and Ingi Björn wants to drive their new "baby" in the homeland of MG before she leaves UK for good.

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Never mind tax and insurance, I would get some breakdown cover
Yeh and don't worry if you get caught by the bill, they'll only give you a £50 fine and probably pay for a holiday in Iceland for you .
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Old 03 September 2006, 18:02   #6
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Sorry, but no "temp Reg" in the UK as Germany , Belgium etc,,

Am guessing its all up and running ok ??

You can not tax in the UK, without a UK address,,

If you wanted to have that "first" drive,home, over here, and be legal, you would need to tax the vehicle (min 6 months then surrender) , try talking the current owner into doing this for you, and also get him to MOT it, this should not be a problem,

Would have thought your own insurance company, could cover you in the Uk for a short period,
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Yeh and don't worry if you get caught by the bill, they'll only give you a £50 fine and probably pay for a holiday in Iceland for you .
So only value of 6 pints of Guinnes at Dubliners in Reykjavik

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Sorry, but no "temp Reg" in the UK as Germany , Belgium etc,,

Am guessing its all up and running ok ??

You can not tax in the UK, without a UK address,,

If you wanted to have that "first" drive,home, over here, and be legal, you would need to tax the vehicle (min 6 months then surrender) , try talking the current owner into doing this for you, and also get him to MOT it, this should not be a problem,

Would have thought your own insurance company, could cover you in the Uk for a short period,
Sad to learn..........

Shouldn´t be problem with my insurance company to publish "green card" for UK but will check with the seller....... but afraid it will be difficult.

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The easiest way would be to get the seller to Tax and MOT it. They are in the country and have all the necessary documents to do it. It would be much more hassle for you to do it. It's not particularly expensive.

Your insurance should cover you in the UK.

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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.
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