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  1. #1 Historic at last 
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    Today is a big day for the old girl, she is a Historic Vehicle.

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    Absolutely simple, went to main Post Office presented V5 and bobs your uncle.

    Had the feeling that I should have paid but got over that as soon as I walked out of the door.

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    Yay, mines the same. Free road tax, what about MOT? Will take mine down for MOT (when eventually ready) so the boys can have a play.
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    Very interesting, I’d read the free tax and no mot wouldn’t apply to kit cars. Something to look forward to in a while for the Sportster. My date of first reg is Jan 1988 (donor year) on the V5 and reg date 2005 (registration as a kit after the SVA). Not entirely sure which one the DVLA would consider the actual year.
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    They went by my donor year, 1976, no problem. I've had it MOT'd once since then for my own benefit, clean pass, so may not bother next time.
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    In my case I had just paid the tax and then had a letter from the DVLA with a few basic questions to answer. Shortly after that I had another letter saying the car was now a 'historic vehicle' and a full refund of the tax.
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    I don't know who thought of the idea, I think it's mad.

    I will definitely be getting an MOT done every year.

    I know that a lot of people say it's only valid on the day it's produce but another set of eyes on the old girl will give me a little confidence.

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    Yay, mines the same. Free road tax, what about MOT? Will take mine down for MOT (when eventually ready) so the boys can have a play.
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    I had a chat with the chap who does my MOT's and he was of the opinion that , especially if laid up for the winter, at least a check over on the ramp would be a good idea.
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    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_m_cumming View Post
    I had a chat with the chap who does my MOT's and he was of the opinion that , especially if laid up for the winter, at least a check over on the ramp would be a good idea.
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    Its a bit like here in France, when a car reaches 30 years of age there is a need to change its documentation to join the Vehicle de Collection grouping - did that with the Berly to get a French Registration, which dictated that I had to get a CT (French MOT) after 2 years - that's the French system also, new cars after 4 yrs then ever 2 yrs thereafter. With the new CT the necessity for a CT was then reduced to every 5 yrs - sensible or what?, I intend to continue every year to 1.5 yrs just for personal peace of mind!
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    I haven't come across anyone within my gaggle of friends with a historic car who wouldn't have their car MOT'D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stott View Post
    Its a bit like here in France, when a car reaches 30 years of age there is a need to change its documentation to join the Vehicle de Collection grouping - did that with the Berly to get a French Registration, which dictated that I had to get a CT (French MOT) after 2 years - that's the French system also, new cars after 4 yrs then ever 2 yrs thereafter. With the new CT the necessity for a CT was then reduced to every 5 yrs - sensible or what?, I intend to continue every year to 1.5 yrs just for personal peace of mind!
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