Recovering an original UK Registration Number

If you apply to DVLA to recover your Alvis original registration number you need to complete a form to register it under its original registration number when it has never been registered at DVLA, or when it has been registered under another age-related registration number.

You will need to provide evidence that links your Alvis to the original registration number or ask us to provide some. Before doing this please contact us to say which vehicle is concerned by email

Acceptable forms of evidence include: the original old style log book (RF60/VE60),  archive or library records showing the registration number and the chassis number authorised by the archivist, clearly defining where the material was taken from, and other pre 1983 documentary evidence linking the chassis and the registration number to the vehicle.

For guidance on finding numbers on cars click on Locating Alvis Numbers