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I have been given your name by a friend so I am writing to see if you can give me any guidance on my car. It is a black MGBGT registered in October 1979, has a current MOT and is taxed and insured. I have come to the conclusion that I should sell it. My husband has died and I cannot drive two cars. I have a cherished number plate - 12 SPJ - it has been suggested that I take the number off the car and put it on retention. I have the original number of the car, which I understand could be put back on it. The feeling is that I would probably get more for the number plate when I come to sell it if it is separate from the car. It is sad to sell the car but I do not want to see it deteriorate. I look forward to your comments.

Asked on 3 January 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Try these classic car auction houses to sell the car for you without you being involved:

www.classic-car-auction.co.uk

www.bca-classics.co.uk

www.handh.co.uk

www.barons-auctions.co.uk

Yes, better to separate the reg from the car. Put it on a retention
certificate and re-register the car with a date related plate. Your original reg may still be available. More on that at www.dvla.gov.uk
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