BAD 701B Where are you?

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roger649
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Hello Kim,
Firstly I wish you the very best luck in finding your mini, I really understand your need to find it. I had an accident and was in a coma in 2019,during my eventual recovery I dream about my Cooper S 1071 I originally bought in 1990. I couldn't even remember the full registration due to the brain damage. Eventually I found its registration on the DVLA tax status website. I have know traced it and bought it back! SYE 319F is back.
Your mini only ran out of tax on September 3 2020,and had a new V5C issued on September 13 2020 so it probably just changed keepers about the 3rd.Its still alive and kicking! I wish you the best of luck and would love to help, feel free to private message me or give me a text, 07494 136 871
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Peter Laidler wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:04 pm What about writing a letter to the DVLA together with the fee and asking them to send the letter on to the registered keeper. They did it for me several years ago when I wanted the keeper of a superbly restored Green Goddess to send me a photo shown in a magazine, to use as my screen-saver. Screen saver now a Norton Commanndo, but I've still got the Beford Green Goddess filed

But don't tell them that you want to buy the car. Tell them that you know a lot of its history - which is true!
Unfortunately the DVLA no longer even provide the history of a car that you own for a fee, (used to be £5) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect in 2018. As you say might be worth a try though depending who opens the letter at the DVLA!

However it has been shown in several TV and Press investigations over the years that 'cowboy' private car parking companies can register with the DVLA and then have access to the vehicle owner database, so they can track owners down and send an extortionate parking fine!

Interesting 'Freedom of Information' request to DVLA in link below about giving out an individuals personal data to parking companies:-
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ividuals_p
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Thats a very good point about parking cowboys, also obviously the police can trace any owner from the registration, anybody here in the police!?
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Also, I recently had great advice from a legal advisor in Bristol who specifically specialises in the DVLA, Kim he would be well worth talking to. I am afraid I have forgotten his name but his number is 0117 9028656
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Where there's a will, there's usually an easy way. By sending the DVLA a letter and a stamped envelope, they can READ the letter, see that it doesn't contain anything untowards, slip it in the envelope, address it 0- and send it on. I suspect that the fact that you have some of its past history to pass on is as good a reason as anything. (Just like wanting to return the tools that they loaned you at the roadside one evening is a good case in point, that worked!)

And the DVLA aren't divulging any restricted information either.
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