I have seen a vehicle which is priced below book price, has low mileage and one previous owner but would be an import.
The vehicle is 2nd hand and currently registered in the Isle of Man but the person selling the car is currently in the process of transferring this across to DVLA and licensing this in the UK and then Mot'ing and Taxing the car.
He's also offered me the option of purchasing the car as it currently is and then I could transfer to the above and thus the previous owner count will not increase. I should mention the car was given as a gift by a family relative so it is not currently registered in their name.
Which of the above two would be the better and safer option with regards to the registration?
I would also like to do a HPI check but I'm unsure where to do this as http://www.hpicheck.com
mentions that it does not cover vehicles registered outside the UK, any help on this would be appreciated, as Id like to move on this fast if its worthwhile before anyone else beats me to it!