Hi, I have recently imported a beautiful original Ritmo 130 TC, I have sent all the relevant documents to the D.V.L.A but they are asking for proof of date of registration from a Fiat owners club or forum!!!. Can anyone help me???
Yes the Fiat Motor Club GB should be able to help here.
I've never used the service (chargeable for non members).
I'm not sure what the DVLA are looking for as "proof of date of registration" is a little vague. Is that original country of origin registration or are they looking for manufacturer production / homologation information?
I guess the answer to my above "I'm not sure ......" can be answered by others who have gone through the importation and registration process in recent years.
The last car I did this on was my Fiat 600D back in 1974 and no doubt things have changed since then.
Most of the major marque clubs offer that but there will usually be a fee, and it will very likely involve an inspection of some description - not so much an MOT type inspection but more an inspection of documents and other evidence that proves the vehicle is what it purports itself to be.
I suppose this is to stop people importing high-value cars thinly disguised as farming equipment etc.
Also, in the classic car world there are unscrupulous crooks that try to pass off replica cars as "barn-find" originals. (I think there are now more type 35 Bugattis than were originally built!)
It does happen - a friend of mine recently bought a Riley Brooklands only to find out that its a fake.
I think you will have to approach the FIAT Club GB as has already been mentioned, I might be wrong but I don't think anyone from a forum would have the right 'clout' with DVLA on this matter