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Vintage Jap import - Uk Reg

  • 11-01-2020 6:21pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 370 ✭✭ supervento


    Hi everyone.

    I’m looking at buying a 1990 U.K registered car. It’s on a g plate (1st of September to 31st of August) and says it was first registered in 2002 and first registered in the U.K. in 2002.

    On the special notes on v5 it says “was registered/used over seas” declared manufacture 1990.

    My question is how will I get on with vrt as I can seem to figure out exactly what date it was first registered in Japan... so I don’t know exactly when it’s 30 years of age or older etc

    Has anyone came across this before...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Kyson Millions Utopia


    The G Plate will give you 1st of September 1990. So VRT will be €200 if presented after the 1st September 2020.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,647 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    I have come across a 00 JDM car which was subsequently registered in the UK in 2002, Revenue tried to give it a 2002 reg (had to be pointed out to them and they revised the VRT and reffed it as 00)

    With Nox tax and VRT it would be worth holding off til it’s safely over 30 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,647 ✭✭✭ thenightrider


    miller_63 wrote: »
    The G Plate will give you 1st of September 1990. So VRT will be €200 if presented after the 1st September 2020.

    How do you know this? As I am haveing a simuler issue want to buy a 1990 jap import from the uk on a says its a 97 buut on a g plate.
    But in the notes says was firsted used overseas in 1990. Went in to the vrt office to ask them about it and was told I would have to buy the car and put it through the VRT but they would not know what it would cost to import as there is no month etc on the v5.

    I also know that the car was in the soth allready so i should not have to pay the vrt but when it was in the soth it was on a 93 plate so i dont know where I stand.
    :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,632 ✭✭✭ zilog_jones


    If you stick the VIN in here, do you get anything?

    https://carvx.jp

    I don't know how far back the database goes, so if it's been out of Japan for a very long time it's possible records aren't available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36 Mooretaxi


    If you stick the VIN in here, do you get anything?

    https://carvx.jp

    I don't know how far back the database goes, so if it's been out of Japan for a very long time it's possible records aren't available.

    That site worked for me, just checked my 93 mx5, it gave the details of the car but no NOX


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,647 ✭✭✭ thenightrider


    If you stick the VIN in here, do you get anything?

    https://carvx.jp

    I don't know how far back the database goes, so if it's been out of Japan for a very long time it's possible records aren't available.


    I put the vin number in I only got a 12 digigt vin of the logbook

    On the free report on the year it says Year: 1990-07

    I paid for a full report and they told me they dont have records of the car as it is out of the country so long.

    I am hopeing that the vrt office would take the free report and say its 30 year old in July of this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,632 ✭✭✭ zilog_jones


    Mooretaxi wrote: »
    That site worked for me, just checked my 93 mx5, it gave the details of the car but no NOX

    I think people have got verifications of CO2 emissions by going to the manufacturer before. Not sure if they'll have NOx figures for something of that age though, which may mean it'll be charged at the full rate...
    I put the vin number in I only got a 12 digigt vin of the logbook

    On the free report on the year it says Year: 1990-07

    I paid for a full report and they told me they dont have records of the car as it is out of the country so long.

    I am hopeing that the vrt office would take the free report and say its 30 year old in July of this year.

    I think the VRT office might need some more verifiable evidence. Maybe contact that website and see if they can provide some more detailed confirmation of the date.


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