A new arrival and an overdue update

It's been a very long time since anything was posted here but not because of a lack of Daffing. Back in November our new arrival finally arrived!

She's a 1966 Daf 32 Daffodil called Matilda who had been sitting in a garage since the mid 1970s after her owner died.  Less than 18000 miles on the clock and nothing but surface rust under the years of dust, grime and soot (from a garage fire next door)

Matilda the Daf 32


Her engine is (seriously) siezed and she needs general recommissioning work to her brakes plus some rust treatment and paint but, for the price (she was a freebie!) she's in remarkably good condition!

We've also had to get intimate with the DVLA system for reclaiming registration numbers because she was never transferred to the DVLA system from the old Local Authority ledgers.  That's now underway and we're waiting for a Club official to come and inspect her as part of the process.  Once we have a new V5 the full process will be posted here in the hope that it might help others who need to do the same.

One thing we're not sure about, and will be interested to find out, is whether the V5 will list us as her first registered owner (we will be the first as far as DVLA are concerned).  That would create the odd situation where I registered a car a year before I was born!

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