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Registering a Scimitar in France

Post by philipmasonfrance » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:20 pm

I know that the subject crops up from time to time, so since I've just registered my GTC here (after 7 years on UK plates!) under the Collector's Car scheme, here's a run-down of how you do it:
Registering a GTC in France
Should be OK for any model more than 25 years old.
1. First thing you need is a Certificate 1993 REC (was VT) from your local tax office. Take along your UK logbook, proof of identity and your water/electricity bill (less than 3 months old). They will issue this certificate, which says that no VAT is payable, free of charge. Make the most of it; it's the only bit which is free.
2. Run off a copy of the FFVE (Fédération Française de Véhicules d'Epoque) application form from the website and fill it in. Copy of mine available for weights. Fill it in and send it off with copy of UK logbook, copy of certificate 1993, two photos of the car, stamped addressed A5 envelope with 4 stamps - and a cheque for 50 euros. In the fullness of time (about two weeks actually) you will receive a rather fine-looking certificate from the FFVE.
3. Now down to the Town Hall. They will want the FFVE certificate, the original 1993 REC cert, copy of your passport, the original UK logbook, proof of French address (utility bill again), a simple stamped addressed envelope, a valid French Controle Technique - oh, and 356 euros (ouch).
4. They send the whole lot off and, again in the fullness of time, less than two weeks actually, you get your nice new carte grise.
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Post by philipmasonfrance » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:25 pm

Only just picked up on this part of the Forum. For anyone interested, I've just posted a run-down on registering my GTC in France on the main forum.

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Post by catflem » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:40 pm

Hi Phil

Thanks for the info - I'm at stage 3 myself.

I just can't bear to part with 356 euros (X2) to register my Scimitars. Especially given that the recent healthcare changes may mean that we'll be spending a bomb on health insurance soon.

So much for "they'll never take me back alive" :lol:



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Post by Coco La Blanc » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:55 pm

Philip,
As a soon to be (hopefully) French Immigrant this is very helpfull however I'm not so sure I could bring all 9 Scimmies as that may bankrupt me. :~}
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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:11 am

soon to be members Patricia & Pascal Gaden have just informed me of their eventual success in registering their SE5a in France.
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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:15 pm

Super!
Where are they, would they like to come to the Scimitar Sortie?
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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:12 pm

sorry - opposite end of France to you Chris - Normandy!

I also made a mistake with surnames - it's Patricia GADEN & Pascal CHAUVIN-L


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Post by catflem » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:23 pm

scimjim wrote:sorry - opposite end of France to you Chris - Normandy!

I also made a mistake with surnames - it's Patricia GADEN & Pascal CHAUVIN-L
Not too far from me then - I'm on the Normandy/Brittany/Loire border.

Any idea of what model they have ?.



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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:08 pm

catflem wrote:
Not too far from me then - I'm on the Normandy/Brittany/Loire border.
I'm in 22230 from time to time.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:29 pm

catflem wrote:Any idea of what model they have ?.
I refer my learned friend to my previous post :lol:
scimjim wrote:soon to be members Patricia GADEN & Pascal CHAUVIN-L have just informed me of their eventual success in registering their SE5a in France.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by catflem » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:16 pm

scimjim wrote:
catflem wrote:Any idea of what model they have ?.
I refer my learned friend to my previous post :lol:
scimjim wrote:soon to be members Patricia GADEN & Pascal CHAUVIN-L have just informed me of their eventual success in registering their SE5a in France.
Doh, and double Doh :roll:
speed reading gets me into trouble yet again :oops:

The picture didn't open earlier on today, but my SE5A is a ringer for their one, same colour, wheels etc, but I've got a glass sunroof.

22230 is about 130 kms from me (Rennes would be the mid point). If you haven't seen it yet, Loheac is well worth a visit.



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Post by toomanysabres » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:15 pm

See http://www.classicrallytours.com/ news page. Next year Jun 4-7 I will be doing results in the area. More details to come. Love to have new novice competitors for an enjoyable event.



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Post by Mvtgs1 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:41 pm

Hello ,

I have registered my two scimitars (68GT with no papers and 72GTE with V5) with no problem.

I’m not too far from you ajlelectronics and catflem, 29550 is the cars actual location.

If you need any informations about registration (or anything else) I will try to help you.


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Post by toomanysabres » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:45 pm

Further to my mention of the rally in that area I have had a chat with the organiser and it would be nice to be able to involve any of the 'locals'.
We will be going from Deauville to Dinan then in the Rennes area and probably finishing in Vannes. Help in manning a coffee or lunch halt would be very acceptable, not to mention the communication ability.
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Post by toomanysabres » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:51 pm

Mvtgs1 wrote:Hello ,

I have registered my two scimitars (68GT with no papers and 72GTE with V5) with no problem.

I’m not too far from you ajlelectronics and catflem, 29550 is the cars actual location.

If you need any informations about registration (or anything else) I will try to help you.


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I just checked out 29550 - Hi Xavier :D :wink: There's no hiding place - Geoff
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