Your vehicle must meet the road vehicles regulations if you use it on the road.
A kit-built vehicle is one where all the parts are supplied new by the manufacturer.
How to register
You must follow all the instructions for registering a new vehicle.
You must include the following with your application:
- form V627/1 - ‘Built up vehicle inspection report’
- evidence of type approval – see ‘Vehicle type approval’ below
- official receipts for the vehicle and any parts used
- build plans
- evidence that any ‘reconditioned’ part is to an ‘as new’ standard
Contact DVLA if you’re not sure about what you need to provide.
Send your application to:
K and R
Vehicle type approval
All kit-built vehicles have to get type approval.
Get a current registration number
You can register a kit-built car, motorcycle or tricycle with a current registration number if you can prove it’s all made from new parts supplied by the manufacturer.
You can also get a current registration number for a kit-built car, motorbike or tricycle built with one reconditioned part if:
- you can show that the part has been reconditioned to an ‘as new’ standard, in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines
- the part is not the chassis, monocoque bodyshell or frame
Get a Q registration number
DVLA will give your vehicle a ‘Q’ prefix registration number if you do not meet the conditions for getting a current registration number.
Your vehicle must pass the relevant type approval test to get a Q registration number.