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  1. #1 Historic vehicle 
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    My roadster has been off the road for 4yrs. Took it for a MOT on Thurs., passed, went to the PO on Fri. to tax and send off for its tax class to goto Historic vehicle.
    Just checked on line now ALL DONE. YIPPEEEE!
    Now to get some miles in.
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    Great news Hugh. Enjoy the summer - or what's left of it

    Hope all is well woith you. Best Wishes DC
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    Thanks David. A bit of tlc to do but other than four new tyres it has survived well. Just got to set up the carbs now and take it for a good run.
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    This post prompted me to check if my Roadster was eligable for historic road tax.
    I went on the DVLA site and it says if it was first registered OR the build date was before 7 Jan 1977 it will be, so I rung DVLA where the very nice lady answered straight away and said sorry, but as the registration date and build date were different it wasn't eligable. She pointed out that her info sheet she had in front of her says 'first registered AND build date'.
    I referred her to the DVLA web site and the word OR and off she went for advice, and I'm chuffed to announce mines eligable for historic road tax and probably a refund as well!
    Log book now in the post and lets see what happens.
    With 100 insurance and just an MOT, this is really cheap motoring. Yay!!!
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    Well done, it's nice to tell them their own rules.
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    Is this a daft question, but how do you prove your build date? Or do dvla have the build date on record?
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    They had it Angus, but it had to have the equivalent of the IVA test back then which is recorded. Somewhere I've got a document from the police stating it was ok to go on the road.
    Mine was 1st reg in 1976 as the doner car and built in 1989 as kit car.
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    Thanks Gareth, that answers my question my berly was registered in 1979 so still a couple of years to wait if they keep the rolling tax empention going. Congratulations on your cars historic status it will certainly buy you a few miles in fuel! It must make your car worth more as well but watching Marlins come and go on eBay it seems to not make much difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    This post prompted me to check if my Roadster was eligable for historic road tax.
    I went on the DVLA site and it says if it was first registered OR the build date was before 7 Jan 1977 it will be, so I rung DVLA where the very nice lady answered straight away and said sorry, but as the registration date and build date were different it wasn't eligable. She pointed out that her info sheet she had in front of her says 'first registered AND build date'.
    I referred her to the DVLA web site and the word OR and off she went for advice, and I'm chuffed to announce mines eligable for historic road tax and probably a refund as well!
    Log book now in the post and lets see what happens.
    With 100 insurance and just an MOT, this is really cheap motoring. Yay!!!
    Gareth.
    It's official! Finally got the log book ( V5c ) back off the DVLA and the Roadster's now classed as historic, just like me, as the wife says, but younger! Yay!
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    Nice one Gareth
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