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Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby Cooklets » 17 Oct 2019 16:00

Hi Everyone!
I've recently bought a 1975-ish Strada 350, which was imported by North Leicester Motorcycles in 2017. I have the reciept from NLM selling it on, and this has a NOVA number on it. However, when I tried to get a Registration Number from DVLA, they want a letter from an owners club to provide evidence of the date of manufacture.
I know that NLM used to provide such letters, but since their demise I wonder if the MRC might offer such a service. I'm happy to pay for the letter.
My bike has a frame number A/2 06261 and is a drum brake Strada.
The NLM reciept lists the 1st registration date as 01/01/1976, but the bike came with no original non-UK registration papers.
Any help gratefully received!
Mike Cook
Nottingham
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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby norbert » 17 Oct 2019 17:31

Dulcinea is suposed to be a 1974 Strada with the number A2 04186. I know bout a A2 06602 that is from 1975.
So your number at least matches with 1975 :D

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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby Steve Brown » 17 Oct 2019 18:42

Mike, the DVLA only recognise dating evidence from organisations they have approved. The club isn't on that list sadly. I think if you ask Chris Mayhew at Lusso Veloce you may get a result. You can get your MoT there at the same time. Chris is the son of Stuart Mayhew of NLM fame, and he is the owner of Lusso Veloce and trading from the old NLM premises. They have the old NLM records and also obviously the knowledge base from the old firm.
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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby morini_tom » 17 Oct 2019 18:58

The Morini Riders Club is in the process of getting approval to issue dating letters.

Watch this space (but don't expect the cogs in Swansea to turn quickly) :)
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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby Cooklets » 18 Oct 2019 18:43

Thanks everyone - most helpful! I will let you know how I get on.
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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby Steve Brown » 19 Oct 2019 16:42

morini_tom wrote:The Morini Riders Club is in the process of getting approval to issue dating letters.

Watch this space (but don't expect the cogs in Swansea to turn quickly) :)


Wow! That's good news Tom!
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Re: Date of Manufacture Letter?

Postby Cooklets » 23 Oct 2019 09:47

FYI Lusso Veloce can still provide these letters (as NLM), for £48 a go.

Thanks again for your help!
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