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How to get chassis number from Reg plate?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Bolide, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Bolide

    Bolide Senior Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has a trick for getting the chassis number of a car from the Registration plate without paying for a full HPI check?

    There's lots of useful stuff online now like the (inaccurate) RAC check:
    http://www.rac.co.uk/web/carbuying/vehicle_data_search/

    The DVLA version of the above, which gives different results:
    http://www.vehiclelicence.gov.uk/

    The Russian VIN decoder:
    http://www.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng

    The free Vauxhall Glass's Guide trade-in value check
    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vx/finance/valueyourcar.do

    But I want to check a car just from the number plate, if possible

    Nick Froome
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    As far as I know Nick,DVLA are the only people to hold that info,Even HPI cant always give all of the info like VIN. I understand that with reasonable reason they will give this info to trader's.


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    Why do you need it? The vin is under the windscreen as well as on the slam panel and I believe stamped into the floor. Cross checked against the log book, it that ties up its probably genuine. A cross check against the VIN decoder will tell you if it matches the car. Clearly if its a clever clone, you aren't going to be able to tell but the log book is normally all a dealer or licencing office check against.
     
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    Bolide

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    Why do I need it?

    The car's about 200 miles away and the seller's not answering the phone. From the photos it looks like a high-spec Sportline car so I was intrigued and the photos show the reg plate

    Here's another useful source - online MOT verification:
    http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/

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