Recently, my Nissan 300ZX Z32 was located and returned to me after being stolen earlier this year. The car was returned with its compliance plates missing but was assessed as not being a write-off.
It’s not classified as a repairable write-off, inspected write-off or statutory write-off, therefore isn’t recorded on the Written-Off Vehicles Register (WOVR). The car would need a Vehicle Identity Validation (VIV) if it was written off in any of the above-mentioned types.
I spoke to VicRoads about re-registering the car for road use and this was their response:
“I have spoken with the registration team and although the vehicle was stolen it was not declared a write off and therefore will not require a Vehicle Identity Validation (VIV) to be re-registered”.
“Because the vehicle has a previous registration history in Victoria the missing compliance plate will not be an issue in this regard either. This vehicle will require a RWC.”
This is good news and means that once I finish off all the restoration work, the car will only need a Roadworthy Certificate before being registered again. I’m not sure if I need to have the car inspected again when registering it but will find out at a later date.
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Hopefully this is helpful information for anyone else in a similar situation, and living in Victoria.If you enjoy this website, please donate to help it grow.