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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 28-12-2016, 11:27 Thread Starter
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First Used/First Registered?

Looking up the details of a MG I'm interested in and the DVLA have it down as "First Used" in October 2006, and "First Registered" in July 2015. It was supposedly built in 2006. I don't have the VIN and can't ask the seller as they are closed until the New Year.
I assume it was registered with a private plate until July 2015 when it was then registered with the current plate.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 28-12-2016, 13:32
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It will have almost certainly been imported (most likely from the Republic of Ireland).

The given date for "First Used" will be the date when it was first put on the road/used in whatever country that was; the "Date of First Registration" will detail the date that it was registered with DVLA in the UK for the first time.

Cars that have simply had a cherished number replaced with a standard number will still show date of first use and date of first registration as being the same.

If you check the MOT history (, I would think you will find there is no recorded MOT history on the DVLA database prior to July 2015 if it had previously been in use outside the UK. If it had been in use in the UK, it will give you all the MOT history going back to at least 2010 (irrespective of any registration number changes).
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