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MOT Exemption from May 18

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Graham Bish

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MOT Exemption from May 18

Post19 Sep 2017 08:26

The DFT have finally reviled, that they intend to go ahead with making vehicles over 40 years old exempt from MOT. Unless they are substantially modified or on a Q Plate.

The consultation reported in September 2016 with the publication of the following document: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644412/government-response-to-exempting-vehicles-of-historical-interest-from-roadworthiness.pdf

You can read the full outcome on the following page: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/roadworthiness-testing-for-vehicles-of-historic-interest

For All our cars this means that if you want to, your A40 will now be exempt form the usual yearly MOT. I know that some owners of pre 1960 vehicles still take their cars for an MOT as a road worthy check. I wonder how many will do it now?
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post19 Sep 2017 09:18

I certainly submit my '58 A40 for its annual MoT test and cannot for the life of me understand why the government decided to give vehicles of a certain age no obligation for it. Never mind such obvious problems as visible rust or worn suspension bearings etc, how many owners actually crawl beneath their vehicles to check the condition of their tyres' inner walls or leaks from fuel lines?
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post21 Sep 2017 10:13

its a shame that they are not tax exempt as well (vehicles over forty years)
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post21 Sep 2017 12:12

stoney13 wrote:its a shame that they are not tax exempt as well (vehicles over forty years)


They are Steve
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Post29 Sep 2017 19:15

if thats right i dont even have to buy road tax for the fire bird happy days !!!!
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post10 Nov 2017 15:18

think you have to register your car as historic instead of private to get free road fund licence
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post29 Dec 2017 20:10

becareful, some of your cars are modified which wont pass the 8 point rule, so that will mean your vehicle to have an iva.
ie type 9 gear box as this has to have a modded tunnel oh and of course front and rear seat belts to name a few, sorry to be a bearer of bad news this is all to conform to EU rules if it was left alone all would be well ;)
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post02 Jan 2018 09:18

Stoney,

Fortunately the Dft & FBHVC have been working together to find a sensible resolve to this issue. Download the last FBHCV news letter and on page 5 and it gives an overview on the proposed changes.

http://fbhvc.co.uk/members-pages/newsletter-archive/_file/266/fbhvc-news-6-2017-pdf/
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post27 Jan 2018 11:48

in answer to that Graham, it doesn’t cover radically altered vehicles in that, so as i said before some cars wont pass the 8 point rule, ie fit a ford gearbox it it wont pass the rule as you have to cut the trans tunnel, un less you can prove that this mod was done before 1980, that said i dont think that the ford k9 box was around then ?? i stand to be corrected
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Re: MOT Exemption from May 18

Post15 Feb 2018 20:38

Type 9 gearbox available from 1984, wikipedia. if this helps.

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