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    BUYING SORN CAR,HELP PLEASE....

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone ever bought a car that is SORN.Current seller has had it SORNed and still has some MOT left.
    I would like to know what exactly do I need if I want to simply go there and collect the car on the same day.
    I was told that I would need insurance papers,which will take few days to get and also MOT certificate and V5? I will not be registered keeper,but will have V5/2(new keeper slip),is that enough to go to post office and ask for tax disc?
    Anyone who has experienced buying a SORNed car would be best to advice,Thanx

    18 Comments

    try here..... straight from the ceffelei (horses in welsh) mouth]http//ww…htm

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    my advice is get it trailered away , then register it V5 , get an mot .. , then tax and insure simples

    dog_cop;5824395

    my advice is get it trailered away , then register it V5 , get an mot .. … my advice is get it trailered away , then register it V5 , get an mot .. , then tax and insure simples



    It's already got an MOT

    If you want to drive it away, you'll have to tax it first.
    To do this, you'll need insurance (can't you just get it on line & print off the certificate yourself?). I did this & took along to the Post Office, no problem.
    When you collect the car, get the SORN as well as your slip from the log book & take these to the Post Office as well as your insurance + cash. No problem :thumbsup:

    [COLOR="Red"]I can't help you very much but if you're in the market for a Beemer send me a PM and I can give you some advice.[/COLOR]

    snowflake;5825693

    You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they … You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they pick up the insurance and mot when you enter the details on the website without certificates, the tax disc usually comes in about 3 days.



    And it'll be sent to the name and address on the V5c which in this case will not be the OP but the current owner. Add to that, the OP still couldn't drive the car as it wouldn't be displaying a valid tax disc.

    snowflake;5825693

    You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they … You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they pick up the insurance and mot when you enter the details on the website without certificates, the tax disc usually comes in about 3 days. Or you can get insured from anyone online and wait for the certificate and then do at post office, but personally if you buy the tax online there isnt much anyone is going to do if you get a pull and are legal.



    The insurance database doesn't update straight away, on average it seems to take three to four days for me before a change goes through and I can apply for the tax online.

    John

    Original Poster

    thanx for your advice guys,especially Beekeeper as it is likely what I am going to do

    snowflake;5825693

    You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they … You can get it insured online and buy tax online straight away as they pick up the insurance and mot when you enter the details on the website without certificates, the tax disc usually comes in about 3 days. Or you can get insured from anyone online and wait for the certificate and then do at post office, but personally if you buy the tax online there isnt much anyone is going to do if you get a pull and are legal.



    If you don't have the tax disk on the car even if you have paid online you will still get done for failing to display a valid tax disk. :thumbsup:

    I think you have a five day leeway after purchasing the tax disk online?

    John

    Johnmcl7;5827077

    I think you have a five day leeway after purchasing the tax disk … I think you have a five day leeway after purchasing the tax disk online?John



    Only if its at the beginning of the month and you had a valid disc the preceding month

    The JFK;5825729

    [COLOR="Red"]I can't help you very much but if you're in the market for a … [COLOR="Red"]I can't help you very much but if you're in the market for a Beemer send me a PM and I can give you some advice.[/COLOR]




    Why?? You a BMW salesman in your spare time now? No hate

    If you have got insurance on another vehicle you can sometimes get temporary cover on a second vehicle (or used to be able to)
    If this applies why not get temporary insurance cover and then take the insurance cover details to main post office to get a tax disc.

    Once you have managed to get the car in your possession you will then have a few days to get longer term stuff sorted.

    Sebas111;5828596

    Why?? You a BMW salesman in your spare time now? No hate



    [COLOR="Red"]Nah, I just drive a Beemer so know a lot about them.[/COLOR]

    The JFK;5828737

    [COLOR="Red"]Nah, I just drive a Beemer so know a lot about them.[/COLOR]



    Just cos you drive a car doesn't mean you.........................no wait, won't get dragged into this.

    I'll go out on a limb here an phone the DVLA.

    dvla.gov.uk/con…spx

    They will tell you what you need to do or whether to stay clear.

    Sebas111;5828748

    Just cos you drive a car doesn't mean you.........................no … Just cos you drive a car doesn't mean you.........................no wait, won't get dragged into this.



    Oh go on, ask him about valve stem length/diameter and piston clearance. That'll **** him :lol:

    The JFK;5828737

    [COLOR="Red"]Nah, I just drive a Beemer so know a lot about them.[/COLOR]



    Would that be a BMX?:-D
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