Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

I'm trying to work out how I register my Dutton as MOT exempt? It's now tax exempt but the post office weren't sure about MOT, has anyone else registered there's? 

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Whats the date of first registration on the V5?

Its 1977 so it is eligible for it, I'm trying to work out how you actually do it? Do I just fill in form V112 and send it off to Swansea? 

If the car is VED exempt and therefore registered as a 'vehicle of historic interest'  so getting it recorded as exempt from the MOT test is basically down to you. I think it becomes available on it's 41st birthday.

VED exemption can be cancelled at whim by the DVLA if they think it's been modified in the last 30 years. Vehicles registered on the original donor reg are the most likely to be affected but year related plates issued new to kits cars are also affected.

Q plates will not obtain VED exemption OR MOT exemption as far as I know.

Thats the rules as I understand them at this moment but they are vague at best which is why the post office haven't a clue.

EDIT - remember the two are NOT linked and MOT exemption is currently pre 1960 cars only.

2nd EDIT - I take that back, 40 years from May 20th. So yep, fill the form in and see what happens.

Right I've been on the DVLA website and tried to declare it but by the looks of it the car isn't registered as historic yet. The website tried to charge me for the tax again even though the post office did it for free.... I'll try filling in the form and see what happens

Read the back of the V112 very carefully, trust no-one... There was a rumour that they were going to use the MOT and VED exemptions to restrict use of vehicles like they do with 'showmans' taxation class.


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