MGBGTV8 restoration in the US

Risks with sending original classic car documents to DVLA
In a lead feature in a recent issue of Classic Car Weekly they had a report "classic owners are increasingly being asked by DVLA to send decades old and irreplaceable paperwork for their vehicle in the post to support V765 applications". Ian Edmunds, DVLA Liaison for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), says "it confirms a fear I have had". So vehicle owners need to exercise the greatest care over sending rare documents to DVLA (possibly via their Vehicle Owners Club) and equally important ensuring the documents are returned safely too. NEWS item

Posted: 191115

David Dinnerman in Baltimore, Maryland USA is a longstanding V8 Register member who registered this MGBGTV8 (Teal Blue 0530) way back in the early 1980s. He has had difficulties registering it in Virginia when it was in his mother's name for the Grey Market import. They have since “lost” the USA and UK registration papers.
David says "I understand it’s not routinely done; but, Is there any hope of anyone being able to reissue the title?" David adds "I gave 0530 to my son Matthew Dinnerman and he has begun a full restoration, just finishing the body respray, and is continuing the restoration". It's certainly an unusual case and made more difficult with the car located outside the UK. The following links came up from a search which may be useful in this type of case:

Get a log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed
https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book

Apply for a vehicle registration certificate (form V62)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-for-a-vehicle-registration-certificate