||My car has been stored off road since the 70s and the paperwork has long since vanished. I phoned DVLA to get a new reg doc and they say that this will only be issued if (1) the car is mot,d (2) insured (3) taxed. (4) that the reg no is O.K,d by a recognised enthusiasts club...which the S.O.C isnt (how they are supposed to know that the reg no belongs to the vehicle I dont know) (5) provide photo or documentation to prove that all is well. (its easier to get a passport) And only then will the reg no be recognised. Has any one else come across this? Surely if the reg no isnt recognised the tax/ insurance/ m.o.t documents cant be legal?