Nova to V5c Q

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Nova to V5c Q

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There are many Adverts for Imported Cars into the UK .. Sellers say that Nova is issued & HMRC Taxes are paid up and its easy for the next owner to get the DVLA to issue a V5c .. given IF the issue of a V5c is that easy ??? .. why does the imported car seller not just do this themselves and then have the potential to sell their wreck for even more asking price ? .. i cannot see that convincing the DVLA systems such as IVA approval or DVSA inspection is just the formality that the Classic Mini "Import Sellers" suggest ?
What are your experiences?
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Friend of mine has just registered a ford escort Mexico with the nova paperwork and had no problem at all . In fact I had just purchased a mk1 project with the old v5 ( not buff) log book and had to send pictures of the car with original tags and plates on . ...Ken
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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I registered a car off Nova Paperwork & it was processed within a week or so.
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Registering an imported car with a Nova letter is quite easy, it's just a case of filling in a relatively easy form, sending it off with the logbook from the country it came from and paying a £55 fee.
I think many people who regularly sell imported cars don't go to the bother of registering it with the DVLA as they probably want a quick turn around with some even using photos of the car still abroad in their adverts.

I have imported many cars into the UK have never bothered registering any of them with DVLA, this has never hindered my buyer's getting a V5C and in fact they become the only named person on the new V5C. I have the following S for sale at the moment which Ive owned for 5 years and have never registered it. As long as it has a Nova letter and it's original US (in this case ) logbook there should be no problem and buyer's shouldn't let this put them off.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324711491581 ... Swr5Ng62vd
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Just begs the question why don't you register it??

But is does put a number of people off, than if its simple enough then why not do it, surely a huge plus point would be having a nice crisp new V5 to go with it!
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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i have registered two usa cooper s imports.
i sent off with usa title ,nova , mot exempt form, v55/5 heritage certificate.

first one. had a v5c in 2weeks easy
second one they asked to inspect. No problem . I quickly put it back together . chap came out . took loads of pics. Asked me about it. Told him it was usa import etc, Nice guy. he was telling me i should change it to right hand drive and telling me how to do it :lol: after he came within in 2 weeks had a v5c

I think it put people off no v5c and to get good money u need to go on and register it.
I have had people as me how to register it. More then happy for people to message me if they need help
thanks
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Pedromintor wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:52 pm i have registered two usa cooper s imports.
i sent off with usa title ,nova , mot exempt form, v55/5 heritage certificate.

first one. had a v5c in 2weeks easy
second one they asked to inspect. No problem . I quickly put it back together . chap came out . took loads of pics. Asked me about it. Told him it was usa import etc, Nice guy. he was telling me i should change it to right hand drive and telling me how to do it :lol: after he came within in 2 weeks had a v5c

I think it put people off no v5c and to get good money u need to go on and register it.
I have had people as me how to register it. More then happy for people to message me if they need help
thanks
peter
Do you have to send proof of insurance and first tax payment off too?

That could be a reason.
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Do you have to send proof of insurance off too?

That could be a reason.
Yes you do. It is probably the main reason to let the new owner do it themselves. Also the new owner gets the V5c in their name too.
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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no proof of insurance needed only need proof of insurance in ireland. just a cheque for £55.first reg fee .thanks
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Re: Nova to V5c Q

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Pedromintor wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:44 pm no proof of insurance needed only need proof of insurance in ireland. just a cheque for £55.first reg fee .thanks
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For something the age of a Copper S do you have to pay the standard £280 VED when you apply for the registration or is it exempt from the beginning?
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