Missing MOT history when buying a car.

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Found 25th Nov 2015
Looking at buying another car and seen one that we like. Everything looks good but checking the free GOV MOT checker, the only MOT's showing are from Feb this year and it has just had another one done this month(I assume just to give it a full 12 month for peace of mind) Should I be wary?

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how old is the car??

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sco0ter

how old is the car??


It's on a 52 plate, 76k, 11 service stamps, timing chain replaced etc.

Assuming it has a current MOT, I can't imagine there's anything to worry about.

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stuarthanley

Assuming it has a current MOT, I can't imagine there's anything to worry … Assuming it has a current MOT, I can't imagine there's anything to worry about.


Cheers Stuart, may contact seller and ask if he has any idea why.

Was it on a private registration plate?

https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history
If it's not the government site you used should help goes back to 2005

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andysamsungs

https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-historyIf it's not the government site you … https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-historyIf it's not the government site you used should help goes back to 2005


Thanks Andy, yes this was the site I used.

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stuarthanley

Was it on a private registration plate?


Ah never thought, could this be the reason why?

kramvic

Ah never thought, could this be the reason why?


I believe it may be a reason.

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stuarthanley

I believe it may be a reason.


Thanks a lot, the car has now been sold.
ebay.co.uk/itm…557

Nothing to do with private plate. But could have been exported and imported or crashed and repaired a few years later

could have been on a private number plate, ideally look at older mot certificates.
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