DVLA help - a twist in the tale in DVLA Posted June 19, 2007 I would suggest that currently no V5 exists for this vehicle and the story about the V5c (new keepers supplement) being sent of to the DVLA is a fabrication of lies to cover the fact that the vehicle has been a cat C or D total loss. A VIC (vehicle identity check) is as the name suggests only confirms the identity of a vehicle that has been declared a total loss and not to check the condition or quality of repair. No V5 will be produced until this has been completed after the vehicle has been reported to DVLA as a total loss. I deal with the DVLA regularly and they are an nightmare being staffed by incompetent jobsworths. If it was me and I had given £180 for the car I would take it back to the trader and see if I could get anything out of him but to be honest I doubt it as it appears he has lied about the V5 as he knows full well the problems. Failing that cut your losses as mixed scrap is doing £125 a ton on the weighbridge so unless its a very light car you should see a large chunk of your money back. Believe me it really isn't worth dealing with DVLA for a car of this value. Possibly not what you wanted to hear but that's how I see it. Sorry.