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How should I register a pre-war classic car that has not been registered with the DVLA?

Can you offer any advice on buying a pre-war classic car that has been stored in a barn for 30 years? The car has not been registered at Swansea and has no registration document. It is currently with a "part-time" dealer who seems honest enough. What is needed for proof of ownership?

Asked on 22 June 2010 by Peter Jelley

Answered by David Ross
You'll need to get the V5 or apply for one from the DVLA: www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVeh...4
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