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04 Mar 2012 00:00 by trish57 Star rating. 13 posts Send private message

Does anyone know the real truth here?

I have an english right hand drive van that I want to change onto spanish plates. I am getting conflicting reports from people. One says you cant changes it over because they wont ITV it due to restrcted vision on the left side. Then someone else said, if you put a window in the left side of the van that gets round that and they will then ITV it and you can then register it in spain. Then someone said I need a homologation certificate etc etc.

I want to be legal with the vehicle but dont seem to be able to get a sensible decision. I dont need hearsay, I need the correct answer. Can I do it or not?

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04 Mar 2012 20:37 by guslopez Star rating in Lorca, Murcia.. 745 posts Send private message

Spanish law does not allow re-registration of rhd commercial vehicles ( or motorcaravans which have windows all around ! ) which is vans & lorries & what are known in the UK as 'car derived vans'. I.E. Vehicles that have windows but are based on a van originally.; Like the Ford tourneo connect, Citroën , Renault Berlingo, Fiat Doblo, etc.

You will see ,occasionally, rhd vans on Spanish plates , mainly around Alicante, both for sale & on the road. These either slipped through due to the tester not putting down that the steering wheel was on the rh side or some other method. ( Like it had come from France where it had been re-registered as they allow it .) What you can say , in all certainty, is that in the event of a serious accident where people are dead/seriously injured & which ends up in court ,is that the vehicle will be declared as 'not able to be re-registered under Spanish law '   & it's Spanish registration will be rescinded , leaving the owner with the possibility of being left with the whole compensation amount , regardless of any blame.

If you are a Spanish resident & are unable to re-register it then you cannot legally drive it  even if it is completely legal in the UK. Tax, mot , etc ; as a Spanish citizen & resident foreigner cannot drive a vehicle with foreign plates which they own.


Todos somos Lorca.

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05 Mar 2012 08:21 by trish57 Star rating. 13 posts Send private message

ok thanks for that. Doesnt look like I have many options!!!

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01 Oct 2012 10:17 by k 5ive Star rating in Cambrils. 116 posts Send private message

Is there not something within the law that allows vans derived from cars, The is the keyword bit Vans derived from cars for example a Vauxhall combo? I had no problems at all getting it into this country. I had windows installed in the back before leaving to sort out the vision thing so it is no more dangerous than any other RHD car. I never block up the left window with any loads either.

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