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DJDannyDee

No MoT for 40 Year Old Cars

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I'm sure by now all you 'classics' guys know about the car tax exemption for 40+ year old cars, well according to this article it now may apply for the UK MoT as well. 

 

Have a read and share your thoughts.... 

 

http://www.musclecarszone.com/500000-older-cars-in-uk-wont-need-mot-test-next-year/

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Tractors don't require an MOT to be driven on the road. So could be some really old tractors driving about with dangerous mechanical faults for all we know. Saying that, I've never actually seen a tractor broken down on the side of the road.

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15 hours ago, Cal670 said:

Tractors don't require an MOT to be driven on the road. So could be some really old tractors driving about with dangerous mechanical faults for all we know. Saying that, I've never actually seen a tractor broken down on the side of the road.

At the very least tractors tend to be kept out of city centres, are also not allowed on motorways unless a certain minimum speed can be reached.

 

It's not ideal. One of these examples of political examples of "cutting red tape" forgets that this red tape is in place because it saves lives.

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Who the hell would do the driving ?

On 29/09/2017 at 14:48, daytona said:

Cars should be subject to MOT test

Drives should be subject to IQ test

 

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After flicking through a couple of classic car mags in a shop today ,  it does indeed look like this is coming into being next year

But according to some articles i have read there is a grey area surrounding modified cars. heres a quote from one article i read here http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/chevrolet/5736/40-year-rolling-classic-car-mot-exemption-announced

 

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There are also questions surrounding the need to test modified cars. The proposal states that the cars that have been substantially changed ‘in the technical characteristics of their main components’ will not be exempt from MoT testing. But what is substantial change? The DfT has proposed a points-based system, similar to that currently used by the DVLA, although the exact rules are yet to be finalised. 

 

 

My car has just turned 40 , but is modified. It has an 18R-G twin cam from an RA28 GT fitted , so i may well still have to mot it. But even if it does become mot exempt ,  i will still put it in for a 'mock' mot once a year anyway , just to make sure it's roadworthy and safe for the roads

I dont have an issue with having to mot it ,  finally becoming tax exempt is good enough for me !

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My ta23 has been nct (mot) exempt 10 years now but we check it over every year & make sure all is good but i know what im doing so it isnt a problem to keep her in tip top condition, in Ireland the rolling 40 year exemption comes into play in 2020 but from may 2018 cars between 30 to 40 years old car will only require a 2 year test instead of a yearly one!

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agree with tax exempt not MOT as there can be so many dogs outthere ..in fact this morning i was discussing this with a garage guy this morning as i had to take tinas car for a small fix ..he said ive seen so many mk1 golfs that shouldnt be on the road ...

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