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    When building a replica car on a space frame chassis using donor engine/gearbox/brakes from an Audi, what do I have to do to ensure I can get a plate that relates to the Audi parts and not a Q plate? Would I effectively have to own the entire Audi car and V5?

    Also, with it being a replica of an existing car, what will it be named on the V5

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    IE, I want my replica car on a space frame chassis to have a 56 plate like the Audi, not a Q plate, is this possible legally?

    I'm struggling to find a definitive answer online.

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    • #3
      Hi L4mbo

      I'm in the same position with my K1 attack.

      Basically, if all of the major parts come from one source ( i.e. a donor Audi that you can prove the age of ), then they can issue you with a plate relating to the age of the donor car. There is an official list of parts that qualify, I ll see if I can find it.

      If the parts come from a range of vehicles or ages then its a dreaded Q plate for you.

      With mine, i'm trying to use new parts ( except the engine ), then I can get issued a brand new reg :-) :-)

      I've not got a clue about renaming it on the V5 !!!

      Hope this helps ..

      Attackbuilde

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      • #4
        Cheers for reply mate.

        This the link you're thinking of?
        https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/overview

        It isn't entirely clear, as it only states keeping existing plate, getting an new plate by using all new parts, or getting a Q plate, doesn't mention a similar age-related plate.

        Donor parts will come almost entirely from the Audi: brakes, transmission, ECU, engine, probably axles, steering rack, etc.

        It's a bit of a make or break for me, pointless having a painstaking replicated Gallardo with replicated power to weight ratio with a dirty great Q plate on it. While I would never try and claim it to be a real Lambo, I'd at least like it to pass as one on the road.

        PS. I love the K1, quite fancied one for a while but I'm more inclined towards a Lambo replica, but only if it is a very good one and not just a crappy MR2 engine dressed up in plastic.
        L4MBO
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        Last edited by L4MBO; 10-14-2013, 04:59 AM.

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        • #5
          I can understand that... I've worked hard to get new parts ( or at least receipts for!! ) so I don't end up on a Q, it'll prob knock 20-30% off the value...
          Where abouts are u L4mbo ????
          I've read some more detailed info on how the qualify it for an age related plate,,, I'll try and remember where I saw it !!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by L4MBO View Post
            Cheers for reply mate.

            This the link you're thinking of?
            https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/overview

            It isn't entirely clear, as it only states keeping existing plate, getting an new plate by using all new parts, or getting a Q plate, doesn't mention a similar age-related plate.

            Donor parts will come almost entirely from the Audi: brakes, transmission, ECU, engine, probably axles, steering rack, etc.

            It's a bit of a make or break for me, pointless having a painstaking replicated Gallardo with replicated power to weight ratio with a dirty great Q plate on it. While I would never try and claim it to be a real Lambo, I'd at least like it to pass as one on the road.

            PS. I love the K1, quite fancied one for a while but I'm more inclined towards a Lambo replica, but only if it is a very good one and not just a crappy MR2 engine dressed up in plastic.
            Is your car the one of youtube? RS4 engine?

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