South African vehicle document archives

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South African vehicle document archives

Postby Atari Boy » 18 Aug 2014 18:29

I could do with some advice please.

I live in the UK and own a CKD 1971 Land Rover 2a. I was imported back to the UK in 1981 and given an incorrect registration number (making it look as though it was new in 1981).

If I can find a copy of the old South African vehicle documentation I can get the UK authorities to swap my '81 registration for a '71 version.

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I might be able to find such South African paperwork, I have the original registration number or am I being foolish in expecting to find such a document now?

Many thanks,

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby pretdave » 18 Aug 2014 19:13

Surely Land Rover (UK or SA ) will have some record of this vehicle and its date of manufacture and sale ?

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby Atari Boy » 24 Aug 2014 20:39

Nope, as it's a CKD vehicle no records are kept. After a bit more digging I found out that it was registered in Zimbabwe from 1974 until it was exported back. All I need to do it prove it was registered in SA/Zimbabwe.

It's registration was '273 910 C', by the way.

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby JPC » 29 Sep 2014 17:40

Would a build certificate from JLA South Africa be of any use?

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby Atari Boy » 29 Sep 2014 17:43

ANYTHING would be really helpful.

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby JPC » 29 Sep 2014 22:06

Contact them here http://www.landrover.com/za/en/lr/about ... ontact-us/

They actually know squat about Series vehicles at that office bar one old guy, so do not give too much detail about why you need it. Just ask for a Build Certificate for that chassis number, for registration purposes in UK, then forget that you asked and get on with life. If you do get a response...then its a bonus. :D

Good luck :)

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby Atari Boy » 30 Sep 2014 10:25

Contact them here http://www.landrover.com/za/en/lr/about ... ontact-us/

They actually know squat about Series vehicles at that office bar one old guy, so do not give too much detail about why you need it. Just ask for a Build Certificate for that chassis number, for registration purposes in UK, then forget that you asked and get on with life. If you do get a response...then its a bonus. :D

Good luck :)
Thank you JPC, that is really helpful, email sent.

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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby George » 08 Oct 2014 13:06

Unfortunately no records were kept from the Leyland or Leykor days and, to be honest, LRSA is not really interested to help. :oops: I also tried all kinds of routes to get the history of my previous SIIa but without any luck.
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Re: South African vehicle document archives

Postby Atari Boy » 08 Oct 2014 13:10

LR SA couldn't help me either, they were helpful but didn't hold the info.


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