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What The Car Data Looks Like

The registration plate archive for UK cars, bikes and vans registered between 1903 and 2001

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Here's what some of the data looks like from Instant Car Check:

Instant Car Check report

Interestingly you can see that this BMW has had 2 colour changes.

You can see how many owners the car has had as well as when the last owner acquired it.

Below you can also see that this vehicle has not been recorded as stolen by the police or by any insurance company, not at risk but that the vehicle has had a number plate change. Usually this plate change is listed in a separate part of the document.

Also note that the vehicle is not recorded as written off or as a repaired vehicle.

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You can see if the plate has been changed at any point:

Instant Car Check plate change details

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  9. What The Car Data Looks Like
  10. How Many Left
  11. Use RegArchive And VRegs In Depth To Trace Cars
  12. Contacting The DVLA For Car Information

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