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If I Built A Shorty Is It Right It Would Become A Q Reg?


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#16 Scallywag630

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:05 PM

If you cut the original shell, why should it have a Q? This is the same as VW guys go through to make a SWB buggy. You will need an IVA but you should retain identity.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

an IVAed buggy will have a Q plate

a buggy that has just been built and MOTed will have a reg number, most will also have VW Beetle on their log book

(this is for cars built in recent times)

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

an IVAed buggy will have a Q plate

a buggy that has just been built and MOTed will have a reg number, most will also have VW Beetle on their log book

(this is for cars built in recent times)



Please see this direct from GOV site:
If you are rebuilding or radically altering a vehicle, or building a vehicle from a kit, it'll need to meet certain criteria before the vehicle is registered. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office will assign the original or an appropriate registration mark on the evidence provided.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:45 AM

Hello again,

I got another email from DVTA and this is my reply..


Thank you for your email

Sorry for the confusion, a QNI registration doesn't mean you will get a Vehicle Registration Number beginning with the letter 'Q'. Because of the radical alterations to the vehicle you come under these regulations. See below for a definition of the QNI.

A ‘QNI’ registration number means:

the age or identity of the vehicle is not known
the vehicle may have been rebuilt from old or new parts
the vehicle may have been imported without proof of the vehicles age
The registration certificate should say why the vehicle has been registered with a ‘QNI’ registration number.

Edited by mcgary, 27 March 2010 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:16 AM

In their own leaflet it says:

"NB. Where there is evidence that two vehicles have been welded
together to form one (i.e. "Cut and Shut") a 'QNI' mark will
be allocated."


Surely there's an implication there that welding one vehicle together to form one doesn't necessarily mean you get a Q.

Perhaps a Q plate should be a badge of honour, but that's not the reality. You may well find it makes your car harder to insure or sell. Admittedly that should be less so with a Shorty than an otherwise standard car.

It still stands that there's no legal way of avoiding forking out for an IVA if you build one.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:23 PM

A Q plate could in future be regarded as a "Q"uality passed vehicle, and be more desirable when selling on the car as you know as a buyer it has passed the strictest of tests


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