Car Authentication

LCR INSPECTION & VALUATION SERVICE

The Lotus Cortina Register offers this service to members and non members alike, we will always recommend that any prospective purchasers of a Lotus Cortina make contact with us to, in the first instance, check out the Registration Number and Chassis Number to see what information we may hold on the vehicle.

We will disclose what we can about the vehicle subject to restrictions with the Data Protection Act. If the vehicle has been inspected we will pass this on. If we hold details but the vehicle has not been inspected, then we always recommend that an inspection takes place prior to purchase.

THE LCR HOLDING DETAILS OF THE VEHICLE DOES NOT IMPLY THAT THE VEHICLE IS CORRECT, ONLY AN INSPECTION CAN CONFIRM THE ORIGINALITY.

The Lotus Cortina Register is authorised by the DVLA to inspect Lotus Cortinas to confirm originality, and to complete the V765 form to enable vehicles that have dropped off of the DVLA’s system to regain their original registration number.

We offer an insurance valuation for Lotus Cortinas, we cannot offer a valuation from photographs, but we only have to inspect the vehicle once. We use a matrix to arrive at a percentage value for the vehicle, this is then converted into a monetary value based on the current selling prices of Lotus Cortinas. Once we have the percentage value we can then adjust the value of the vehicle in forthcoming years dependent on the current selling price at that time.

We do have to make a charge for the inspection and valuation as they both go hand in hand with each other.

For members of the LCR the cost of the inspection and valuation is £50 with a mileage charge of 45p per mile.
For non-members the cost of the inspection and valuation is £100 with a mileage charge of 45p per mile.
Travel Time costs £15 per hour for both members and non-members.

For some long distance inspections it may be that a train or air travel is preferable. We have over the past years inspected vehicles in all of England along with Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Norway & the USA.