Porsche is the number one prestige car brand clamped last year by DVLA

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Make Total clamped
and impounded
Porsche 199
Abarth 28
Maserati 23
Bentley 20
Cadillac 19
Tesla 10
Triumph 10
Aston Martin 8
Rolls-Royce 8
Ferrari 7
Lotus 4
TVR 3
Hummer 1
Lincoln 1
McLaren 1

In the last financial year, there were 133,000 vehicles clamped for being untaxed. These included almost 350 prestige cars including 199 Porches, 28 of the Italian supercar, Abarth, 23 Maseratis, 20 Bentleys and even a Hummer.

Taking the top spots overall were the UK’s most popular make and models with 6,000 each of the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. And 73 London Taxis, 5 Harley-Davidsons, 4 motorhomes and an Iris Bus were also clamped for being untaxed.

Still making the top ten most popular colour of vehicles to be clamped was silver with more than 32,000 clamped during the year, 2,000 more than the previous year. Black vehicles just pipped blue vehicles into second place and 690 gold vehicles were also clamped.

Colour Total clamped
and impounded
Silver 32,558
Black 25,329
Blue 25,026
White 16,663
Grey 12,303
Red 11,126
Green 5,489
Yellow 842
Beige 813
Gold 690

DVLA’s Senior Enforcement Leader Bethan Beasley said:

These figures show that it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you own, whether it’s a sports car, motorhome or even a bus – if you don’t tax it, we’ll clamp it.

It’s never been easier to tax your car – it’s just a few clicks to do it online and you can do it 24 hours a day. Don’t take the risk – it just isn’t worth it.

Notes to editors:

  1. See the full list of clamped and impounded vehicles for 2017 to 2018: Vehicles clamped by make and model 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 602KB, 42 pages)

  2. You can check the tax and MOT status of a vehicle anytime via our online vehicle enquiry service.
  3. You can tax a vehicle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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