BMIHT Heritage Certificates & Archive Services
The Archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust preserves the surviving records of some of the most famous names in British motoring history.
We offer the proud classic car owner a Heritage Certificate which is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers. Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
Potential Waiting Time
We will endeavour to complete orders within 28 working days.
We have records for the following marques.
All models available unless otherwise stated.
· Austin 1945-69
Postwar and BMC models (cars and commercials)
· Austin Allegro 1977-82
All models Longbridge build
· Aston Martin 1949-85
· Austin Healey 1953-71
Longbridge and Abingdon built (not Warwick or 100 S Models)
· Land Rover 1948 to present day
From Series I to Defender plus Discovery and Freelander
· Lagonda 1961-85
Including the Aston Martin Lagonda 1979-85
· Maestro & Montego 1983 onwards
All models Austin & MG (later cars not recorded)
· Metropolitan 1953-61
Nash, Hudson, Austin
· Mini 1959-69
ADO 15 versions – Austin, Morris, Mini Cooper
· Mini 1977-1981
ADO 20 versions badged Mini – Longbridge build only not Seneffe
· MG 1953-80 & 1993-95
From TF Midget & ZA Magnette (not TC,TD, YA/YT/YB) to MGB & MGC including the MG RV8
· Morris 1928-71
Prewar, postwar and BMC models (some light commercials but not Morris Commercials)
· Range Rover 1970 to present day
· Riley 1953-69
From Pathfinder (not RM 1.5 & 2 litre)
· Rover 1945-86
All models from P3 to SD1
· Princess / Ambassador ‘Wedge’ 1975-1983
includes 18/22 Series
· Standard 1945-63
Cars and light commercials
· Triumph 1946-81
All postwar models
· Triumph Acclaim 1981-1984
Honda Ballade derivative Cowley build
· Vanden Plas Princess 1959-80
Plus many earlier Vanden Plas bodied cars
· Wolseley 1901-31 & 1949-75
Prewar, postwar and BMC/BL badge engineered
Please note we hold additional records for some vehicles, particularly in the British Leyland era, which are only suitable for providing a Dating Letter rather than a full Certificate. Please for further information on this.
For more information about getting your classic car taxed and registered, please see our guide.