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    ....imho: No, unless you get lucky. But that is purely an opinion.
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    The general consensus of opinion is that the government is playing the “long game” to restrict use of older classic vehicles....
    Imagine in 5 years time.....some unfortunate sod has an accident and kills a child. The Daily Mail picks up on the car not having been MOT’d for 5 years, no checks, no MOT, home serviced, “danger to the public” headline of “TAKE THESE KILLER CARS OFF THE ROAD” etc.
    Call it paranoia but do you trust politicians?
    I’ll be MOTing (or similar) my TR6 every year.
    Incidentally a nice biz op for a classic dealer to offer “MOT” type certs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon View Post
    The general consensus of opinion is that the government is playing the “long game” to restrict use of older classic vehicles....
    Yeah - how else are they going to get the existing internal combustion engines off the road to meet their 0 emissions target? They can stop selling new ones, but they've got to stop us using the old ones somehow..
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Yeah - how else are they going to get the existing internal combustion engines off the road to meet their 0 emissions target? They can stop selling new ones, but they've got to stop us using the old ones somehow..
    But we are not really the problem because we don’t do enough miles. Hopefully we will still be regarded with some interest from the public and tolerance will prevail.
    I agree with having an MOT test annually but if you could be exempted it would give you some latitude should it fail. For example, fails on a headlight not working. You take it away and fix it yourself avoiding to either pay the garage doing the MOT to do it or paying them a re-test fee once you’ve fixed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Yeah - how else are they going to get the existing internal combustion engines off the road to meet their 0 emissions target? They can stop selling new ones, but they've got to stop us using the old ones somehow..
    How much Dino fuel do you think will be around when they stop selling new cars which use that fuel? Also how long before the deadline do you think new cars will stop getting sold? And there's also a good possibility that the tree huggers may be successful in pulling in that deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dek View Post
    The new MOT exception for vehicles 40 years old comes into effect next month. This brings it in line with historic vehicle tax exemption.The difference is tax exemption is detected by the dvla and given but MOT exemption must be applied for on dvla form V112. This must surely create a dilemma for us kit car owners as our cars are not 40 years old but built from some parts that are 40+ years old. Would we be eligible for MOT exemption based on this as for tax exemption?
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    So if I’m interpreting correctly although some of our cars fall into the “substantial change” category which ordinarily would exclude it from MOT exemption by virtue of the fact they are kit conversions (number 4 on the list) this is superseded if said vehicle is taxed as a “historic vehicle” and becomes exempt. (Following paragraph). Hardly logical especially when “historic vehicle” classification is given for cars that were built before 1st January 1978 which should exclude most of ours cars but apparently does not.

    https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles...om-vehicle-tax

    It would be interesting to know of any owners who have successfully applied for MOT exemption under these circumstances.

    Dek
    Last edited by Dek; 09-06-18 at 04:45 PM.

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