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jimlagos Posted - 04 Mar 2018 : 19:10:45
My Series V is April 1967 vintage. MOT is due in June this year. Am I correct in believing that it will be exempt from MOTs now?
Does anyone have an opinion whether we will need some proof of road worthiness? If an insurance company will expect something occasionally in case of a claim? I realise that the new MOT standards will hardly apply to older cars, but insurance companies can be awkward in "grey areas"

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bigt80 Posted - 19 Mar 2018 : 21:32:52
Not true on the first part Jim, as far as I am aware. There isn't anything stopping anyone taking their 40 year-old car in for an MOT post the 20th May, but it will no longer be against the law not to & even if you carried on taking your car each year; you could stop at any time.
It will be interesting to hear what your ins co. say if you do ask: from what I can tell, they have been very quiet about the new legislation, but then again you don't need to have an MOT or VED to insure a vehicle, so normally there is no need to ask. I wonder how pre-60 car owners have got on these last few years? G
jimlagos Posted - 18 Mar 2018 : 15:16:37
A few people have assured me that if I go ahead having mine MOTed this year, I will then have to MOT it every year thereafter!
I might even take the risky avenue of asking my insurance company?

bigt80 Posted - 05 Mar 2018 : 16:28:06
Ho Ho - don't get me started .
Leaving that aside: my understanding is that from 20 May this year - rolling MOT & VED will apply to vehicles 40 years old or older. I presume it will follow the current 40 year rolling exemption from VED: thus it will be based on when the car was made rather than when registered & I think that currently, even if your vehicle was made in say January, you still have to wait until April to get the exemption and then get a VED refund from when the exemption date commences.
So basically all Rapier's will be exempt from VED & for the need from an MOT from 20 May 2018.
I think it is a bad move & had a 'run in' with 'Honest John' in the Telegraph about it: basically it ended with him saying that he was sure that Insurance Companies would probably insist on some sort of 'Roadworthyness Certificate' . Err, umm I thought that was an MOT . Happy days. G.
PS: I have not heard anything from my classic insurer as to what they are going to require; so at this time - nothing! G.

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