Registering the Long Wheel Base Doon in 2005
The original Beetle and it's unmodified chassis that I used for the LWB Doon already had a V5C and had been declared SORN since 1998.
Prior to the Doon going for its first MOT I insured it with Graham Sykes Insurance on the internet, their database had DOON LWB BUGGY with various engine sizes listed so I got a quote and arranged the insurance.
As soon as I received my insurance documents I amended the original V5C, I crossed out VOLKSWAGEN as the Make and wrote DOON beside it, also I crossed out 1300 BEETLE as the Model/Type and wrote LWB BUGGY beside it. The colour and cylinder capacity changes were detailed in the Changes to Current Vehicle section of the form:
I sent the amended V5C with a covering letter which included a link to my web site of photograghs and a Built Up Vehicle Inspection Report Form V627/1 to DVLA at Swansea:
Two weeks later my updated V5C arrived, DVLA had accepted all my changes and updated the Body type from Saloon to Special Purpose, so the Doon was now correctly registered:
I then got the Doon MOT tested, I used the updated V5C to ensure that the details on the MOT certificate matched the vehicle as this was before the computerised certificates started to be issued. After the test I went straight to the Post Office to get my tax disc issued.