Reconstructed Classics

For vehicles without an assignable VIN or who do not meet the criteria for Rebuilt & Restored Vehicles. Built from genuine period components from more than one vehicle, all over 25 years old and of the same specification as the original vehicle. It must be a true reflection of the marque. 

V55/5 Simple Guide

This qualifies for a new age-related Vehicle Registration No. as long as any defined major components are over 25 years old. The VRN is based on the age of the youngest component. The DVLA generate a 17 digit chassis number (VIN). Use no new parts.

To register for this category you would need to include the following with your application:

  • A written report from the appropriate vehicle owners’ club or approved marque specialist

    Fill in form V627/1 – ‘Built up vehicle inspection report’

    Official receipts for any parts used

    Completed V55/5 application form and supporting documents (see the V55/5 simple guide)

    Get an age-related registration number

    The appropriate vehicle owners’ club or marque specialist for the vehicle type (‘marque’) must inspect the vehicle and confirm in writing that it:

    has been inspected

    is a true reflection of the marque

    is comprised of genuine period components all over 25 years old

    They must also give manufacture dates for the major components. DVLA will assign an age-related registration number to the vehicle based on the youngest component used.

    New or replica major components

    Your vehicle will not get an age-related registration number if it includes new or replica major components. DVLA will give your vehicle a ‘Q’ prefix registration number.