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Old Nov 5th 2010, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Emma-Louise
We're fully legal, no tax as Gib doesn't have tax, but fully up-to-date on insurance and MOT, it was our main car until it bloody blew up! it is on personalized Gib plates as my OH is Gibraltarian and bought them when he was younger.... think he has had them near on 25 years now!

JDR are you talking here or Gib ref. the scrap?

We're just trying to figure a way of getting some money out of a crappy situation..... the car broke down in Spain.....so need to figure if it is worth paying the grua to get it back into Gib.....

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If Gib DVLA operates like UK DVLA you have to "transfer" the plate to your new vehicle. The favoured way to do this if there is no hope of an immediate transfer is to get something like a just about running legal such as a honda 90 bike and "park" the plate there until you need it.
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Old Nov 5th 2010, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by John & Kath
If Gib DVLA operates like UK DVLA you have to "transfer" the plate to your new vehicle. The favoured way to do this if there is no hope of an immediate transfer is to get something like a just about running legal such as a honda 90 bike and "park" the plate there until you need it.
Not quite, with the DVLA system you can keep your PP on a retention certificate for as long as you like (the cost used to be £25 a year but that might have changed) and then when you get a vehicle you want to display it on you transfer it. Of course that's with the DVLA in the UK but don't know how the Gib system works.
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Originally Posted by Emma-Louise
Hola all,

Our car has died spectacularly, it is in Spain but on Gib plates, does anyone have any info on scrap etc....... in Spain and in Gib?

Thanks in advance (you guys always come up trumps!)

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use your vin plates and log book only kidding.cant you buy an engine or what ever from the scrap yard and fix it

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Old Nov 6th 2010, 10:38 pm
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Will have to get the OH to make some calls in Gib on Monday and find out what to do with the plate....

Even for a 2nd hand engine plus labour it'll be 1500 at the least.... we've already spent 2500 on this car as the gear box (10 mths ago) and the starter motor (2 mths ago) and battery (1 mth ago) died.... so we've pretty much decided to call it a day with this one now! Can't keep throwing good money after bad as they say!

Looks like neither Spain nor Gib scrap will give us anything for it....

Am thinking about maybe trying to advertise it for spares? What do you guys think? It is a Ssang Yong Musso and we know from experience that parts for this are really expensive!

Feeling a bit down in the dumps!
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Old Nov 6th 2010, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Emma-Louise
Will have to get the OH to make some calls in Gib on Monday and find out what to do with the plate....

Even for a 2nd hand engine plus labour it'll be 1500 at the least.... we've already spent 2500 on this car as the gear box (10 mths ago) and the starter motor (2 mths ago) and battery (1 mth ago) died.... so we've pretty much decided to call it a day with this one now! Can't keep throwing good money after bad as they say!

Looks like neither Spain nor Gib scrap will give us anything for it....

Am thinking about maybe trying to advertise it for spares? What do you guys think? It is a Ssang Yong Musso and we know from experience that parts for this are really expensive!

Feeling a bit down in the dumps!
There are quite a lot about so breaking for spares seems a possibility.
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Old Nov 7th 2010, 12:39 pm
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Talking of Gibraltar and personnel car plates I remember seeing a couple of cars outside the Gib Gay Liberation Front HQ One had the registration RU1 and the other car was RU1 2.
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Originally Posted by Emma-Louise
Hola all,

Our car has died spectacularly, it is in Spain but on Gib plates, does anyone have any info on scrap etc....... in Spain and in Gib?

Thanks in advance (you guys always come up trumps!)

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Hi,
Very sorry to hear about your car, I had a similar problem a couple of years ago when my 4 year old Omega gearbox disintegrated. I was quoted 3000e for a replacement box in Malaga! I found one on ebay for £200.00 and a chap coming back to Malaga brought it for me for £100.00 another £100 euros and a set of seals from Opel and I was back on the road again...... just a possible idea that you may not have thought of. Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Thanks for the advice...

We bought the replacement gearbox last Dec from a breakers in the UK, it was a lot cheaper than buying new here and 2nd-hand here wasn't to be found...

The engine going through the same kinda route would still be sooo expensive, the car is 16 years old so we have to call it a day sometime!

...still down in the dumps!
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Originally Posted by Emma-Louise
Will have to get the OH to make some calls in Gib on Monday and find out what to do with the plate....

Even for a 2nd hand engine plus labour it'll be 1500 at the least.... we've already spent 2500 on this car as the gear box (10 mths ago) and the starter motor (2 mths ago) and battery (1 mth ago) died.... so we've pretty much decided to call it a day with this one now! Can't keep throwing good money after bad as they say!

Looks like neither Spain nor Gib scrap will give us anything for it....

Am thinking about maybe trying to advertise it for spares? What do you guys think? It is a Ssang Yong Musso and we know from experience that parts for this are really expensive!

Feeling a bit down in the dumps!
Your right a Musso is not worth repairing, buy Jap or Land Rover next time.

Advertise it on autoscout24.es and segunda mano as a non runner , ask say 500 euro, someone will buy it
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Thanks Rotor, thats what I'll do
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Your right a Musso is not worth repairing, buy Jap or Land Rover next time.

Advertise it on autoscout24.es and segunda mano as a non runner , ask say 500 euro, someone will buy it
going by the prices on autosout try 5000.
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