We have been made aware of the following posting on the FHBVC site.
The bureaucracy involved with correcting or substituting engine numbers on V5C documents and making minor engine capacity changes on old vehicles was discussed in November 2010 at a meeting between members FBHVC’s legislation committee, the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicle Group, the Under-Secretary of State for Roads and Motoring, Mike Penning MP, and two senior officials from DfT and DVLA.
DVLA have now confirmed that this policy has been reviewed and that it will no longer be necessary for keepers of vehicles in the Historic class – those with a date of manufacture before 1 Jan 1973 – to provide evidence to support an engine change notification.
ACE wanted further clarification on the use of the word ‘Minor’ and went back to DVLA.
We were pleased to receive this reply
The word ‘minor’ is used in the context that the Federation considered that a change of engine was a small alteration to a classic vehicle.
The requirement for documentary evidence for an engine change was introduced because of concerns expressed by VOSA when assessing kit conversions .
After further consideration it has been agreed with VOSA that pre 1973 vehicles were unlikely to be a source of these concerns and we were therefore able to review the policy.
Documentary evidence to support an engine change for any pre 1973 vehicles will no longer be required irrespective of the cc’s.
ACE thank the FHBVC for gaining this valuable exemption.Share