HPI Question. Can change of plates hide anything?

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  1. Paul S320CDi

    Paul S320CDi Active Member

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    I did a HPI check before I bought my car. It all looked clean. I have just re-read it and the wording is slightly ambiguous.

    It keeps referring to "this registration". You can see that it says there has been a change of plate. Could it have been written off under the other plate and then had another change to hide that? (I just want to add that I have no reason to believe it's been written off. I was just using that as an example. There is nothing on the car that would make me think it's been involved in a crash.)

    It seems as though information is only held against the registration number. Maybe I am just missing something :)


     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    The record is supposed to be against the VIN and I suspect that is what is referred to as 'this registration' in the database.
    Correctly a number plate change has been recorded into the database register. (registration)
     
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    umedc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    had private plates put on?
     
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    CE230 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Simply a change of plate, when I did the HPI on mine it showed a private number plate for the first owner.
     
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    nothing can be hidden... searches primarily work by chassis number anyway.
     
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    Paul S320CDi

    Paul S320CDi Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. I feel happier now.

    The plate on it now is just a normal one for it's year, so it must have had two changes (at least) in it's life.
     

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