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    No MOT for 40 year vehicles "rolling"

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...toric-interest

    Just seen above on the Tinternet, looks like from next May 1977 will not only be tax free, but now MOT free!

    Steve

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    Looks like my 1962 Morris Minor might have just had its last compulsory MOT this year

    The only worry is lots of cars that would never pass a mot will be tarted up and sold on for a quick buck

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    The only worry is lots of cars that would never pass a mot will be tarted up and sold on for a quick buck [/QUOTE]

    Not compulsory but if buying a classic vehicle you could ask for one to be done, if selling, you could also get one done to perhaps make it worth more than a similar vehicle without one?

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    Lovely ...... Just bought a 62 Gold Flash
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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomaticdanny View Post
    Not compulsory but if buying a classic vehicle you could ask for one to be done, if selling, you could also get one done to perhaps make it worth more than a similar vehicle without one?
    I know that's what I'd do
    2016 BMW R1200 GS Triple Black
    2017 BMW R Nine-T Scrambler X
    1996 BMW R80 GS Basic
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    2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (Rob North Replica)
    2001 Yamaha T-Max Mk1
    1979 Yamaha XT500


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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomaticdanny View Post
    The only worry is lots of cars that would never pass a mot will be tarted up and sold on for a quick buck
    Not compulsory but if buying a classic vehicle you could ask for one to be done, if selling, you could also get one done to perhaps make it worth more than a similar vehicle without one?[/QUOTE]

    Some buyers wont know its even possible to mot a exempt car and fall for buying scrap with fresh paint and a couple of grand cheaper than a good one will find a gullible punter quick enough.

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    I'm interested to know what they will consider to be modified as I have a 57 Thunderbird that I'd like to alter slightly along these lines

    2016 BMW R1200 GS Triple Black
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    1962 BSA Gold Flash
    1980 Kawasaki Z1300
    2002 Triumph Bonneville (Desert Sled)
    2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (Rob North Replica)
    2001 Yamaha T-Max Mk1
    1979 Yamaha XT500


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I'm interested to know what they will consider to be modified as I have a 57 Thunderbird that I'd like to alter slightly along these lines
    Or how modified vehicles could even be identified as needing an MOT and how such would be monitored for compliance
    Caution : May stop suddenly

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    So my mobylette restoration will be tax and mot free
    big deal

    Retired from Riding but making a come back on a triumph steamer

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    Only two years to go for my T140, that'll give me enough time to finish the rebuild.

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    Bad news boys and girls it will not come into force for motorcycles and 3 wheelers until January 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Bad news boys and girls it will not come into force for motorcycles and 3 wheelers until January 2022.
    that be that thing called a load of, now whats the word...... oh yes Bollocks

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