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VRT inspection on a classic, any tips?

  • 17-09-2017 11:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Hi all,

    I booked a vrt inspection on a 1983 classic I've bought, I've decided on a ZV reg and the inspection is at Northpoint.

    Is there anything I should be aware of outside of the normal paperwork they require?

    Thanks :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    Just ensure that all your paper work actually ticks the boxes they want it to.

    And be able to locate the chassis number / VIN on your car in case they can't.

    Check in advance to make sure the VIN matches your paperwork

    Also, what type of registration is on it now? Northern Irish, English etc....

    Not sure if it applies in your case, but they are more sticky now on proof of when the vehicle was brought in to the country.

    You can be liable for a fine if its here over the allowable time period (is it 30 days or something like that?). Who owned it when it came in makes no odds. However the fine is actually minimal enough on a car like yours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Testacalda wrote: »
    Just ensure that all your paper work actually ticks the boxes they want it to.

    And be able to locate the chassis number / VIN on your car in case they can't.

    Check in advance to make sure the VIN matches your paperwork

    Also, what type of registration is on it now? Northern Irish, English etc....

    Not sure if it applies in your case, but they are more sticky now on proof of when the vehicle was brought in to the country.

    You can be liable for a fine if its here over the allowable time period (is it 30 days or something like that?). Who owned it when it came in makes no odds. However the fine is actually minimal enough on a car like yours.

    I'll have all the correct paperwork inc full V5 document.
    Vin matches and is visible on both under bonnet plate and stamped onto the chassis. I've verified they all match.
    It's an English registered car and I'll be bringing it here by ferry on the 21st, I already have the VRT inspection booked for October the 1st.


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    :) Be grand so

    You're a lot more organised than most people going for VRT :rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Have you been given a quote from them in advance?

    Not sure if the process is still the same same but last time I was there I had the car looking grubby and unloved inside to try and swing a lower valuation (it worked!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,059 ✭✭✭ Kenny Logins


    Dades wrote: »
    Have you been given a quote from them in advance?

    Not sure if the process is still the same same but last time I was there I had the car looking grubby and unloved inside to try and swing a lower valuation (it worked!)

    Flat rate, no?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Flat rate, no?
    Ah, that'd be Monday morning brain. :o

    As you were!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Yes it's a flat rate of €200, I still think they have to contact the revenue for the price though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭ conor2469


    Flat rate, no?

    Yeah it's over 30 so they won't be getting the vaseline out!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 470 ✭✭ moonlighting


    Neilw wrote: »
    Yes it's a flat rate of €200, I still think they have to contact the revenue for the price though.

    ya i had to wait a few days then back to the nct centre again for paying the 200 (didnt have to bring the classic that time)
    this happens if they dont have a car like it on the system.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Liana Small Penny


    and now more importantly where are the pics :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    and now more importantly where are the pics :D

    A quick one before I left Holyhead today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ tinofapples


    Neilw wrote: »
    A quick one before I left Holyhead today.

    Nice ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,088 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    :D hi
    Neilw wrote: »
    A quick one before I left Holyhead today.

    Holyhead - city of dreams!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,902 ✭✭✭ Bigus


    Nice motor , it took a bit of looking to get a nicely sorted G wages like that one.

    but more importantly, how the f did you get hoiyhead to look pretty , you should take up photography.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Liana Small Penny


    elperello wrote: »
    :D hi

    Holyhead - city of dreams!

    It truly is! To those that have braved a flight into some random place in UK with fingers crossed their purchase can make Holyhead!

    I flew in last year to pick up a Kei Class for the wife, the whole journey was me praying I could actually fit in it!


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    It truly is! To those that have braved a flight into some random place in UK with fingers crossed their purchase can make Holyhead!

    I flew in last year to pick up a Kei Class for the wife, the whole journey was me praying I could actually fit in it!

    Yep. Stuck in traffic on the M6 in the pissing rain just praying that you'll make it to the ferry and watching the temp gauge like a hawk all the way, listening for every little noise. Just did it recently, all part of the fun! ðŸ˜


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    That'll be me tomorrow lads. Wish me luck :p

    You get an E28, PauloMN? If I remember right you were looking for one?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    unkel wrote: »
    That'll be me tomorrow lads. Wish me luck :p

    You get an E28, PauloMN? If I remember right you were looking for one?

    Yup got one a few months ago. Registered/VRT'd, taxed and NCT'd on its new plates etc.. Couple of minor fixes were required for NCT but got sorted.

    Good luck tomorrow, whatcha getting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,062 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    Unkel I'm guessing you got a W123!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    W201 190E 2.6. waiting to be let onto the ferry now :)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    Holyhead in the early hours.... at least you saw it at its best.... in the dark! :pac:

    Best of luck with it unkel! And apologies to the OP for dragging the thread off on a tangent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Liana Small Penny


    unkel wrote: »
    W201 190E 2.6. waiting to be let onto the ferry now :)

    Cosworths finest? Fantastic! Throw some pics up:cool:


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    PauloMN wrote:
    Holyhead in the early hours....


    Nah, I did it in style. Liverpool FTW :p

    Free upgrade to a cabin. Two free hot meals included in my EUR68 fare. I actually had a half decent sleep. Just had shower and fry up, now ready to disembark...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Cosworths finest? Fantastic!

    Afraid not! Just the gentle straight six. In lovely condition though, nobody makes cars like Mercedes-Benz did in the 80s...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    VRT appointment booked for 09/10/2017. Have full V5C document and the VIN on the document matches the vin on the car. Also have ferry ticket with the car reg on it. I have a recent utility bill in my name with my address on it and I'll bring €200 to VRT it and I'll bring my driving license with my name and address on it. Do I need to bring anything else?

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    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    unkel wrote: »
    Do I need to bring anything else?

    Do you still need proof of PPSN? I think I did, but that was a few years ago now since I last VRT'd something

    Edit:

    No. 6 under 'What documents' https://www.ncts.ie/1155


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Yes, proof of pps number is still required (I imported a classic a few weeks ago). You also need to be able to locate the chassis number on the vin plate AND stamped on the bodywork for the person inspecting the car.

    The mileage of the car is also noted during the inspection (I presume this is standard practice for all inspections - but not really relevant in the case of classics as they attract a flat rate of VRT).

    Nice 190E unkel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Silvera wrote: »
    Yes, proof of pps number is still required (I imported a classic a few weeks ago). You also need to be able to locate the chassis number on the vin plate AND stamped on the bodywork for the person inspecting the car.

    The mileage of the car is also noted during the inspection (I presume this is standard practice for all inspections - but not really relevant in the case of classics as they attract a flat rate of VRT).

    Nice 190E unkel.

    Is a payslip with your pps number on it accepted?
    I can't find anything else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Not sure about that, I used an old PPS card. Did somebody post a link to 'acceptable documents' above (from NCTS website)? If not, a quick phone call to their helpline will answer your question.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Silvera wrote: »
    Not sure about that, I used an old PPS card. Did somebody post a link to 'acceptable documents' above (from NCTS website)? If not, a quick phone call to their helpline will answer your question.

    ...I just had a look at that link (above), they will only accept 'official documentation' for proof of PPS, e.g. social services card, P60, etc


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