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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:06 pm    Post subject: Finding the owner of a plate Reply with quote

Just in case anyone on here might know... A plate that I would be interested in was sold at a DVLA auction at the end of 2013.
As it doesn't appear on any of the Dealers websites, I would assume it was bought by someone using it themselves.
Is there anyway to find out who??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick it in "we buy any car" to see if it is on a car, or on retention, for a start,
If you find a way let me know Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not great, BUT it will 100% work:

Make that plate up yourself, put it on your car, spend a day driving though speed cameras so fines get sent to the owner, fill up with petrol, take the plate off on the forecourt so yours is visable, drive off without paying.

When it all goes to court, the name and address of the real owner of the plate is bound to come up.

Give him a call and see if he will sell it you when you get your license back/get released.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you not place your interest with one or more of the plate sites and then maybe they'll notify the current owner, long shot though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just slip a bent copper £20.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Just slip a bent copper £20.


LOL not any more dude, they have to quantify each PNC check !!!!

Nicholassssss may have some connections with the secret service as they have connections with Selfridges
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Could you not place your interest with one or more of the plate sites and then maybe they'll notify the current owner, long shot though.



I do work for one of the big sites, they have no more power/ contacts than you and me
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waz wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
Could you not place your interest with one or more of the plate sites and then maybe they'll notify the current owner, long shot though.



I do work for one of the big sites, they have no more power/ contacts than you and me


I thought if there was commission available, they may have made contact with owners, long shot like I said.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parking eye will probably acquire it for a fee.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clarkycat wrote:
This is not great, BUT it will 100% work:

Make that plate up yourself, put it on your car, spend a day driving though speed cameras so fines get sent to the owner, fill up with petrol, take the plate off on the forecourt so yours is visable, drive off without paying.

When it all goes to court, the name and address of the real owner of the plate is bound to come up.

Give him a call and see if he will sell it you when you get your license back/get released.
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Haha! Brilliant... if all else fails Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waz wrote:
Stick it in "we buy any car" to see if it is on a car, or on retention, for a start,
If you find a way let me know Grin


Tried that - no results shown... would that mean the plate is on retention??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The systems aren't always up to date and sometimes don't pick cars up, so could possibly be on retention.

Have you tried EVERYWHERE? or just done a few searches. May help if you post the plate, some search experts might find it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's on a car fill in dvla form v888 and pay the £5 fee
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...
I think it was generally accepted that my first suggestion would indeed 100% work, albeit resulting in a prison sentence and/or driving ban.

However, in the absence of any other idea that will 100% find the owner of the plate, I will offer another way to find them that is less silly and contrived.

1, Go to a scrap yard and buy a wing mirror off any car, black plastic would be best as we don't know the colour of the car your plate is on.

2, Screw the mirror to the end of a cricket bat. Give it to a friend and send them out in their car.

3, Stand kerbside in a 30 zone.

4, Get you friend to drive past you at at least 70mph.

5, As he passes you, get him to scud you round the face with the mirror end of the 'wingbat'

6, Hey presto! ballistics will show the resulting facial trauma is a 70mph hit and run in a 30 zone.

7, When you wake up, tell the police (or write down) that all you can remember is the registration number.

8, At the ID parade, grab the microphone and shout out the registration plate and how much you would pay.

9, See if one of them moves or blinks or something.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClarkyCat - I take it you'd be up for volunteering your services.. Question

Winny - looked at the DVLA site - and yes, they will supply details - for a fee - so long as there is good cause... not sure if wanting to buy the plate falls into that category or not... might be worth a try.

For what it's worth, the plate I am looking for is 4JRN. It was sold at DVLA Auction in Sept 2013 for £2,700.... Hopefully (fingers crossed etc etc) because I can't find it on a car, it would be possible to buy.

That being said, if the owner wants me to bend over and pull my trousers down, there are plenty of others available.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Y4 JRN for only £400.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X4AJRN wrote:
ClarkyCat - I take it you'd be up for volunteering your services.. Question .


You would have to bat though, I can't hit anything with a bat...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X4AJRN wrote:

Winny - looked at the DVLA site - and yes, they will supply details - for a fee - so long as there is good cause... not sure if wanting to buy the plate falls into that category or not... might be worth a try.

For what it's worth, the plate I am looking for is 4JRN. It was sold at DVLA Auction in Sept 2013 for £2,700.... Hopefully (fingers crossed etc etc) because I can't find it on a car, it would be possible to buy.

Wanting to buy a plate is not reasonable cause for the DVLA, you'll just be wasting £2.50 + postage. Making up a reason is illegal.

Tracking down a plate is easier if it's actually on a car - you can tell what car it's on, the owner could be on a manufacturer specific forum, the plate could be spotted in one of the Pistonheads plates thread, you could get very lucky and see it parked somewhere, etc.

If the plate's on retention you've got zero chance unless the owner puts it up for sale.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clarkycat wrote:
Ok...
I think it was generally accepted that my first suggestion would indeed 100% work, albeit resulting in a prison sentence and/or driving ban.

However, in the absence of any other idea that will 100% find the owner of the plate, I will offer another way to find them that is less silly and contrived.

1, Go to a scrap yard and buy a wing mirror off any car, black plastic would be best as we don't know the colour of the car your plate is on.

2, Screw the mirror to the end of a cricket bat. Give it to a friend and send them out in their car.

3, Stand kerbside in a 30 zone.

4, Get you friend to drive past you at at least 70mph.

5, As he passes you, get him to scud you round the face with the mirror end of the 'wingbat'

6, Hey presto! ballistics will show the resulting facial trauma is a 70mph hit and run in a 30 zone.

7, When you wake up, tell the police (or write down) that all you can remember is the registration number.

8, At the ID parade, grab the microphone and shout out the registration plate and how much you would pay.

9, See if one of them moves or blinks or something.

HTH
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