Jump to content

Japanese Legacy with no vin plate


Recommended Posts

Hello people, I have recently imported a '91 Legacy RS Turbo to the UK and am having a hard time with the DVLA as it doesn't have a VIN plate. Plus other issues!

This car was originally imported from Japan to Australia for rally/race use only in 1999. It has never had a VIN plate, nor a manufacture date, or was given what is called an ADR (Aust design rules) plate. Even the indentations at the top of the struts are undrilled. So it seems it does not officially exist!

I read that Japanese cars (at least back then) didn't have VIN plates, they were only issued for cars for export?

I have tried nearly everything, Subaru UK Aust, and can't contact Japan so how do I prove this info?

The car has only a chassis number stamped on the back firewall BC5 023617.

It is a nice rally car, goes well and I want to abuse in the forests of UK!

Any help? The DVLA want proof written from a Subaru Club but one doesn't exist on their list. 

  • Like 1
Link to post

Thanks this is amazing, I have searched high and low for this, hopefully the DVLA will hake sense of it and give me a V55, much obliged Michael.

PS If this rally car gets to run in the forest or tarmac (Covid permitting) I would gladly run with  SIDC UK stickers in appreciation.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...