Where is she now?

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Nigel 1953
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Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Hi there fellow Capri fans.
I would be very interested to know if anyone knows the fate of a Capri I used to own. She was a Cabaret 11, 2.0 in Imperial Red over Strato Silver. Registration DJX330Y. I traded her in against a new Laser at Heanon Ford in Bingley, West Yorkshire in February 1987 (Should have kept her). The DVLA record shows untaxed since April 1994 and there is no MOT history. I fear she went to the big scrap yard in the sky long ago!

If anyone out there has any info it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Paul G » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:59 pm

I would guess your hunch about it's whereabouts is correct but it could be stuck in someone's garage - I recently bought a 2.0S whick showed up as no MOT history and untaxed since 1997 so anything is possible.

Is the Laser you own now the one you bought new?

Nigel 1953
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:42 pm

Yes I I've been lucky (some might disagree) as I still own the Laser 2.0 that I bought in 1987. It is Rosso Red and I believe it was built in November 86, making it one of the last 4 cylinder models.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby tejb1 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:18 pm

I think you can get the details of the vehicle's RKs from the DVLC if you fill in a form. That would at least give you the name/address of the last known RK.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:32 am

tejb1 wrote:I think you can get the details of the vehicle's RKs from the DVLC if you fill in a form.

Hi,
I think you can get details of previous owners if you are the current registered keeper. However, the way I understand it, an previous keeper cannot obtain details of the current owner.

Nigel 1953, good luck with your search for the car.

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Nigel 1953
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks for your advice guys. I agree that DVLA are unlikely to give a name & address to anyone but the current owner. Will have to wait and see if I get any further response. I may try a notice in CCI mag etc.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby tejb1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:46 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
tejb1 wrote:I think you can get the details of the vehicle's RKs from the DVLC if you fill in a form.

Hi,
I think you can get details of previous owners if you are the current registered keeper. However, the way I understand it, an previous keeper cannot obtain details of the current owner.

Nigel 1953, good luck with your search for the car.

Andrew.


I looked up the relevent form (V888), and for £5 it would appear that they are able to give you the details of the vehicle including current and past rks - if you are a current *or* a former rk. They specifically mention former rks on the form. If you have no current or former link to the vehicle, not only is it more extensive, but there are more stringent requirements to explain why you want the information - eg abandoned vehicle, RTA etc. For your own current or former car you can apply out of, essentially, curiosity.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby pbar » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:26 am

Nigel 1953 wrote:I agree that DVLA are unlikely to give a name & address to anyone but the current owner.


You could try the £5 form option as mentioned on this thread, not many people seem to know about that. Also, if you are friendly with any coppers you could ask them to look it up for you, that happens more often than you might think!

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:34 pm

tejb1 wrote:I looked up the relevent form (V888)

Hi,
I stand corrected! That makes it easy for people to trace the whereabouts of cars that they used to own.
It's good to know that the DVLA don't give out the keeper info to anyone though....

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Nigel 1953
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll wait a little to see if I get any more response to my original message posting. If I decide to make an enquiry with DVLA I'll let you know if get any useful info.

Nigel 1953
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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Nigel 1953 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi chaps

I have been amazed at the number of viewings of my posting. I am just wondering if anyone on hear has tried the suggestion of contacting DVLA themselves for the purpose of tracings a previously owned vehicle and what response was received.

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Re: Where is she now?

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:21 pm

Funny you ask yes I have filled in the v888 for my old Capri just to see if it's still about in a barn or being used to make washing machines ?
I sent the form of last week so I would guess I might here next week on D98-NKJ


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