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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2017 at 22:27
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/
My T3 California has been on the bench for 2 years! Can't seem to summon up the time or enthusiasm.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Dec 2017 at 23:58
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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Dec 2017 at 17:04
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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