We are able to date ALL MAKES of motorcycles from our extensive records and archives which include factory records and many trade reference sources.
Mark Garside is a Consultant to Bonhams Auctioneers and a Vehicle Examiner for the Vintage Motor cycle Club.
Cost of the service is £25 per certificate inclusive of U. Overseas customers should provide debit card details for the charge of £30, including postage.
Clear photographs of the complete numbers and plates are required or if this is not possible rubbings may be taken.
A Year of Manufacture letter is useful if you are trying to get an age-related registration from the DVLA.
The reason for this is so that we can ensure most parts consistent with the year of manufacture, if a machine has been altered with parts from different years or bikes, the DVLA might wish to class the bike as a special and issue a "Q" plate. The bike must be in one piece, and lights etc fitted, otherwise the DVLA may issue a “Daylight” only registration.
Do not send original documents as we may not be able to return them.
If this is not provided then we will either issue a certificate explaining this or in certain cases refuse the application.
Chalk or marker pen rubbed into the numbers can aid photography.