I came across a car today that I may be interested in, so called the trader to find out some more info. I got the V5 document reference number so I could check the MOT history online, but was surprised to see it only shows it from the end of last year. The car is a 1999 model so should have plenty of history, unless it's just been sat unused for years (which to me seems unlikely given the mileage). In comparison I did a check on mine and all my tests from 2007/8 onwards are online. Is it something to be wary of or could there be a valid reason? It's UK spec so unlikely to have been exported/imported.