DVLA has revealed a list of some of the items found in untaxed cars that were clamped and impounded in the last 12 months. As well as everyday items, some unusual artefacts came to light.
The list includes:
3 jockey helmets
off-road quad bike
an acoustic guitar complete with accessories, stand and carry-case
half a corner sofa
bathroom toilet with seat
fishing rods complete with tackle
‘Beavis & Butthead’ trading cards
full drum kit complete with Cort ‘Groove Engine GE15B’ amplifier set
a quantity of men’s torso mannequins
a highly collectible Louis Wain book of illustrated cats from the 1920s
full set of golf clubs
Any personal belongings found in impounded vehicles are catalogued and stored for a period of time in case they are claimed, before being made available for sale. DVLA’s Head of Enforcement Tim Burton said:
Having your car clamped is expensive and inconvenient - and as this list of items shows, you could end up losing more than just the car!