Register your Lambretta

Please read the following information carefully and choose the the options which are relevant to you.

Please Note : By submitting your Dating or V765 application to us, you consent to us holding your personal data on this basis.

Registrations fall into two categories :

  1. 1st Registrations for vehicles that have never been registered in the UK before
  2. V765 Scheme for owners with Documentary evidence to claim back an old UK number plate

Expired/Replacement Letters

Under revised DVLA rules all Dating Letters now only last for 12 months from date of issue and they will not accept them for registration purposes if they are out of date. LCGB will replace out of date letters, providing they are post 1st July 2015 (REO 1283 onwards), without the need to supply further rubbings or photos. Simply return your original old Certificate with a £5 admin fee (cheques payable to L.C.G.B.) to the first registrations address or use PayPal link opposite. Any letters pre July 2015, which will be in the old format, and ones which have other changes ie: name change etc, will need to re visit the first registrations route.

For Replacement Letters : If you are paying via Paypal and you quote your 'Old Letter Reference Number beginning REO' (in the right hand column), then you do NOT need to send the actual old letter back to us. Letters with any other reference number (eg: JM) MUST BE RETURNED.

Please note that we can not do replacement letters for those which are from other organisations.


1st Registrations of Imported Vehicles

ie: Vehicles that have never been registered in the UK before or ones where the original number plate cannot re- allocated due to lack of evidence.

The LCGB can supply a dating letter to enable you to apply to the DVLA for an age related number plate.

ALL applications are processed by post as hard copies of everything are required for the DVLA follow up checks. DO NOT email or text your applications as these will not be processed.

For this we simply need a full frame rubbing (including pre fix) or photo of the frame stamp and payment, £10 Members, £20 Non-members via PayPal using the link opposite or cheques / Postal Orders made payable to LCGB. Please DO NOT send cash. Please include a short covering letter with your name, address (including postcode) and a contact telephone no, and your Membership No if you are a member.

We will then return your dating letter plus an explanation of what to do next. You will also require an MOT * and Nova to complete your application to DVLA. (MOT and Nova are not required to apply for a dating letter).

*Due to new government legislation introduced on May 20th 2018, MOT is now not required for vehicles over 40 years old (rolling on year to year and that is presently before 1st January 1980). On First Registration we are advising applicants for first registrations to fill in a V112 form (available from major Postal Offices that do Vehicle Taxations) and submit it along with their V55/5 form. This form (V112) declares the scooter as a “Vehicle of Historic Interest” and will allow Road Tax and MOT exemption. Many people are now still getting an MOT on their scooters for piece of mind, however if it fails it will be classed as unroadworthy and should not be used on the road.

Please note if we cannot read your frame rubbing or make out the stamp on the photograph we cannot process your application and it will be returned to you.

All imported vehicles will require a NOVA form this can be obtained from the NOVA office contact 0300 200 3700 or you can do it online by visiting: and creating a Government Gateway account if you don’t already have one. The LCGB have no dealings with HMRC so we can’t supply forms for them.

Finally do remember to include your address and Membership number. We don’t have access to the membership database so we need everyone, Members and Non-Members, to include their address on the application.

Address for all Registration applications is: LCGB Registrations, 9 Buttercup Lane, East Ardsley, Wakefield, WF3 2LU

IMPORTANT: Please be aware. Please send your 1st Registration applications along with any supporting documents, rubbings and photographs etc, by NORMAL POST. Sending by Recorded or Registered post WILL delay your application as they will have to be collected from the local sorting office. Please include your name and address including postcode and also telephone number or e-mail address in case of queries.

Any queries regarding registrations can be sent to one of our team will get back to you, please remember we are all volunteers so this may take a couple of days.

Registration Contact:

Richard Oswald – 07980 937995

Address for all Registration applications is:
LCGB Registrations, 9 Buttercup Lane, East Ardsley, Wakefield, WF3 2LU

Paul Todd – General Registration enquiries :


Claiming back an Old Number plate via the V765 Scheme

The biggest cause of delay with these applications is people not submitting the correct paperwork from the outset.

In order to claim back an old number plate you must have one of the following:

  • Old RF60 Log Book or Old Style V5
  • Old Insurance documentation for the vehicle which shows the chassis No.
  • Pre 1983 MOT Certificate ***PROVIDING IT SHOWS THE CHASSIS NUMBER*** if it doesn’t it will not be accepted
  • Local Council archive document. This must now show the chassis No and Registration No to be accepted.
  • Any Documentary Evidence that links the chassis No to the number plate.
Please Note DVLA will no longer accept Tax Discs as Evidence. All evidence Must now show the chassis No and registration No that you are claiming and tax discs do not show this.

These are the DVLA acceptable documents, we can’t change them we have to work within their guidelines, if you haven’t got one of the above then you will need to go down the first registrations route.

“Please note that a photo of the number plate screwed to the bike or a photo of someone sat on the bike in 1967 is not acceptable and will mean that your application will be returned”.

Once you have your evidence then you will also require:

  • A completed V765 form. You can download this from the DVLA website
  • Two Photographs of the bike – The condition of the bike is not important but it must be complete and original, you can’t use this scheme if all you have is a box of bits but you can use this scheme once the box of bits is built into a bike.
If your bike is tatty and you intend to restore it then you can still apply via this scheme but our advice is to do it before you strip the bike.

  • A frame rubbing or a photograph of the frame stamp. This is so we can (a) make sure the frame is genuine and the stamp has not been tampered with and (b) to make sure it ties in correctly with the evidence you are providing.
  • Payment made out to LCGB (or via Paypal on the link opposite) £15 Members or £25 Non Members. Please do not make cheques out to anyone else except the LCGB or your application will be returned.
Once you have all this information send it to L.C.G.B. Registrations at the above address along with TWO photo copies of your evidence AND your original evidence.

I know it has been suggested in other publications that you could scan the original documents but unfortunately DVLA will not accept this as scans can be doctored. We have to see the original evidence.

We understand that documents for the V765 scheme are better sent by Recorded or Special Delivery. This is fine but please keep your senders receipt in case you need to follow it up. We will return the completed application to you by the same method that you sent it to us. Please remember this may delay your application as we may have to go to the post office to collect your paperwork and again to send it back.

If you are not confident in sending documents through the post then contact the committee via the registrations email address and they will try to arrange to inspect the original documents, this will mean we will arrange for you to travel to one of our nominated inspectors.

Once we receive the paperwork we will process the documents and return them to you confirming that we have carried out all the checks and that we are happy with your application. You can then send this off to DVLA and they will handle it from there.

You will also require a V55/5 form to add to your application (we do not need this but you need to submit it to DVLA with your application)

Registration Contact:

Richard Oswald – 07980 937995

Address for all Registration applications is:
LCGB Registrations, 9 Buttercup Lane, East Ardsley, Wakefield, WF3 2LU

Paul Todd – General Registration enquiries :