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Re: MOT Exempt?

#11 Post by Alan Chatterton » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:03 pm

I wondered exactly the same thing........
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Re: MOT Exempt?

#12 Post by TedTaylor » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:09 pm

Polly wrote:And I have just realised, if you can find an old number plate, what would stop you from insuring it as a car, taxing it and then transferring or selling the number?
Would the fact that no MOT can be issued make all classic car plates untransferable.

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I would expect there will still be the requirement for an inspection of some kind to check, as happens now, that the car and 'log book' are genuine and do match up.

Or will the Government decide that this is all another of the pieces of red tape that they want to get rid of and provided you have a genuine log book and the number has not been taken off the records that is all that is required ......... as happened about 30 - 40 years ago before the present system was introduced.

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Re: MOT Exempt?

#13 Post by wild bill » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:33 pm

Iv'e just put a plate on retention from a car that I have owned for 26 years.Sent for an updated V5c,mot'ed ,taxed it and applied for the transfer.No=one came near to check the car-it might as well have not existed!!!
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MOT Exempt?

#14 Post by Polly » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:08 pm

Hi Bill
Although I think they perhaps could require to see the donor vehicle, I don't think they ever did. I have swiped one of mine several times, and it always been just as you said.
However, just as I was writing my last post, I seemed to remember that you couldn't retain the number from a tractor, and I think the reason given was that it was because it couldn't have an MOT.
If that assumption is correct, those of us with personal numbers on our classics will have to have a little think about that.

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Re: MOT Exempt?

#15 Post by willows40 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:00 pm

As some of you will know I repair old cars as a living. I think the mot exception for 40 year old cars is very dangerous, the amount I see that on first impression don't look to bad can hide very serious rust issues and only come to light when the car is due or failed a mot for minor corrosion.
It the nature of most people that if a mot isn't done and they find something minor wrong with the car with all good intentions of doing it, then something else crops up which requires the money/time and the car get left.
How many people are going to spend ££££££ on sills or other expensive things with the cars when they don't have to. This applies to all makes/models of car 40 years old or older
The other thing to consider is that a lot of cars that will be excempt of mot are very capable of being used every day. Pre 1960 cars are a lot less likely to be used everyday
I will still get my cars mot'ed as even as I know what I'm doing, there is still things I would miss and always better getting a second opinion

Cheers Andy

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