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How do I register an old car if the reg number isn't recognised by the DVLA?

I took my old car off the road over 30 years ago and pushed it to the back of my garage while I concentrated on my newer car. I recently moved house and sent in the old brown log book to the DVLA to register my new address. They responded saying that the registration was not known to them. How do I go about getting the car re-registered with its original number?

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You may be able to register an old vehicle under its original registration number. To do this, you'll need to fill in form V765 (Application to register a vehicle under its original registration number) and get form V765 endorsed by a vehicle owners’ club (one that's registered with the DVLA). You'll also need to provide a recent photo of the vehicle and documentary evidence that links it to the original number, eg the original log book, and send the forms to ‘K and R’ at DVLA (K and R, DVLA SA99 1ZZ).
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