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    Posted: 21 Dec 2017 at 22:15
Does anyone know how to go about getting rid of a Q registration? I bought myself a Crimble present yesterday which is a Military Super Alce 500 single. Its obviously been in the country quite a few years but has a Q plate. Its actually registered as a 1937 model although it is obviously much later. I haven't got the brains to upload a photo but its on Richard Edmonds Auction site, lot number 1980 if anyone wants a look.
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Ideally you'll need a letter/certificate from the factory proving its date of manufacture. I don't think one from the UK Guzzi club will suffice but you can try. My S3 was on a Q plate, as registered in the Uk without any proof of it manufacture (before I bought it). I got a letter from the factory, and I got an age related plate - mind you that was 25 years ago but I think it's the same now. Looks good, nice patina. Those rear pillion bars are so ridiculous though. You're building up a nice little collection!

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Thanks, yes I am. It's a shame nothing seems to work. There has been a recalcitrant '41 Velo MAC hogging the work bench for months

When I was registering my Modello S, I was told Piaggio only have records as far back as 2002 or something, when they took over, so thats a non-starter. Oh well, no hurry I suppose. The engine on this has no compression so its awaiting its turn.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 10:12
No, that's rubbish, you can contact Moto Guzzi and get a certificate from them, you have to pay (of course.). This page here then click on 'request your document', though currently not in action until 12th January 2018: http://www.motoguzzi.com/en_EN/customercare/customercare/
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I might (hopefully) be wrong but I'm sure I read that it has got much harder this year with only the first owner, i.e. the one who got the Q plate, being able to get an age related one thereafter.
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As italianmotor said, the date of manufacture proof doesn't have to be a letter from the factory. I registered my little Honda import with a letter from the Honda Owners Club as proof of date, which the DVLA accepted without any fuss.

Don't fall for any of these "official" date research services though, they're just after a quick buck and their official looking document won't be accepted. Found out the hard way!
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Thanks for the answers, chaps. I'll write to everyone and see what happens. I think, as the owner of 3 Gootsies now, I had best rejoin the club as well.
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If you rejoin the club you should be able to get a dating letter FOC.
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Yes, another string to my bow, so to speak.
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Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

I might (hopefully) be wrong but I'm sure I read that it has got much harder this year with only the first owner, i.e. the one who got the Q plate, being able to get an age related one thereafter.

Today I have received a short missive from DVLA along with all my submissions to them. BondEquipe was right, they have told me to f*** off. Although the V6C says date of manufacture unknown, at the bottom of it it says: Date of manufacture 1936. That means I can apply for historic vehicle status theoretically. Here goes....
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I'm pretty sure Q plates are specifically excluded from Historic status. Sorry!
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Oh Man. I can well believe it the annoying thing is that they have registered a date of manufacture. I suppose its worth a stamp, I've got one left from Christmas! Jobs worths etc. etc.
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Not often I apologise for being right but; sorry.
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Been on the phone to dvla re my V1000 as it's vin plate clearly shows manufactured date of 1975, however it was first registered in 1976 si I had to wait 'till April 2018 to apply for "Historic Status" it is the April after the 40th date of registration so in fact you can be waiting 40 yrs 11 mths ....To alter it they insisted a letter from the manufacturer ...was not worth the effort for me as it was a matter of weeks to get historic status .....Contrary to many on the occasions I had to write to the factory they got back within the same month with the information I needed ....
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Did you get anywhere with this Q plate removal  as i have a Lemans Mk1 on a q plate  (imported)

Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

Ideally you'll need a letter/certificate from the factory proving its date of manufacture. I don't think one from the UK Guzzi club will suffice but you can try. My S3 was on a Q plate, as registered in the Uk without any proof of it manufacture (before I bought it). I got a letter from the factory, and I got an age related plate - mind you that was 25 years ago but I think it's the same now. Looks good, nice patina. Those rear pillion bars are so ridiculous though. You're building up a nice little collection!
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