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19-12-05, 12:12 AM

I've been having a look at the DVLA site for registering a kit car and found a useful page;

www.direct.gov.uk/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicleArticles/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=10014246&chk=VsQ/Fs (http://www.direct.gov.uk/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicleArticles/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=10014246&chk=VsQ/Fs)

If a new monocoque bodyshell or chassis from a specialist kit manufacturer is used together with two major components from a donor vehicle, an age related mark will be assigned. The mark will be based on the age of the donor vehicle. An ESVA, SVA or MSVA test will be required to register the vehicle.

Where there are insufficient parts from a donor vehicle or in cases where the original registration mark is unknown, an ESVA, SVA or MSVA certificate will be required to register the vehicle and a 'Q' prefix registration number will be allocated.

When building the Dax Tojeiro De Dion the rear hubs (c/w discs and calipers), driveshafts, rear differential, front lower wishbones, Front knuckle joints and Front hubs (c/w disc and calipers) are used from the Jaguar XJ40.

The two major components in my case would be;

XJ40 Front and Rear Suspension
XJ40 Axles (both)

Most of the front and rear suspension is used as is most of the axles but not all.

Is it fair to say that these could be my two components to satisfy the DVLA?

I hope so.

19-12-05, 08:44 AM
Sounds close enough to me.