Terios KVET 2004 import. Logbook query


Hello everybody. This is my first post. I have just imported my late dads car from Cyprus back here to the UK. The car was handled through recognized shipping agents. The car set off with its logbook but has arrived in the UK without it. I am chasing it up but have also contacted the DVLA in case it does not reappear. The DVLA inform me that my photocopy duplicate of the logbook will not suffice to reregister it. I either need a dealer (Daihatsu) to give documentation of proof of age of the car or I need an owners club to supply a letter to the same effect. If the logbook does not turn up within tyhe week then I may need to go down these alternative routes. Any help would be appreciated. thankyou & regards, Gary in the NW UK.