I'm about to buy a car (or at least was about to...) but when I checked the insurance, a completely different car came up when I put the registration in. If I check the RAC vehicle checker, that also comes up as a different car. When I went to look at the car, it all seemed fine. Its from a garage, has a V5 (old style though). The garage just got the car delivered today (it wasn't even cleaned!) and they said they wont sell it until they get all the documentation from the previous owner. The registration is R256 BRW, which comes up on RAC as a Silver Rover 825 Diesel. The car I was going to buy is a Purple Rover 200vi. Now I'm having problems understanding why the reg would be wrong. Is it possible that the registration was bought as a private plate and transferred to this car. In that case, wouldn't the owner have a new style V5. Then if someone was trying to clone a car, why would you use a registration from a completely different car. Fortunately I havent put any money down yet. Thing it, its a quite rare car and it was exactly what we're looking for, at the right price. I'm going to talk to the garage tomorrow. Possibly they dont even know yet that the reg doesn't match the car. Just wondering if anyone can think of any reason why the reg wouldn't match the car.