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MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Sep 24. 19 Replies

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Insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike May 26. 17 Replies

Morning AllAlthough not technical, I can't find a suitable sub-forum.My insurance is due for renewal, £110, Malaga B+ 2.0 Pinto, 3000 miles per year, in a lock-up, good postcode, old git, no recent…Continue

Smiths oil pressure gauge (mechanical), oil line leaking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Apr 25. 1 Reply

Morning All,Fixed the clutch, out and about, back to the lock-up and notice clear oil dripping under the engine bay. Looks like the oil line from the sensor on the block to the Smiths gauge on the…Continue

Clutch stuck

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Apr 12. 11 Replies

Morning AllPinto, Ford Clutch and (probably) a rocket box.Cable-operated clutch has failed to release in previous years after a rest of several weeks, has always released by the time-honoured method…Continue

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Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Even if the IVA is age appropriate then that puts the responsibility on you to prove the age of said vehicle. You know they won't settle for 'late 70's'. It's going to be very difficult to grade the tests for Hot Rods and kt…"
Sep 24
Dave Adams replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"recent conversations with the DVLA over er..... similar subject material..... they told me that the IVA for "older" vehicles would be on an "age appropriate" basis. them saying that wont make it so, but that's what the…"
Sep 23
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"If they think you are getting away with something then they will move the posts.  I think a lot of this has been brought about by things totally unrelated to kit cars but has had the 'knock on' effect of catching us up in the process.…"
Sep 22
Mike replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Thanks Adrian, For pre-1983 Duttons, the starting point has to be the V5: if it shows make as Dutton then it's correctly registered, irrespective of whether the registration was issued to the Dutton by the DVLA or if the donor vehicle…"
Sep 22
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"No idea to be honest as I was into rally cars and hot rods before I bought my first Leggy in 2000. I'll ask around but I think it was just so much more relaxed back then. A lot of older Duttons even retained the donor VIN despite having a new…"
Sep 21
Mike replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Thanks Adrian. Pre-1983, was there a legal barrier to prevent a donor car being heavily modified by an amateur using a Dutton kit, retaining the donor registration number and altering the V5 to show "Dutton" as make?"
Sep 21
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"I think John Allen's S1 is factory built but owner registered, not sure the factory did the whole paperwork thing. No others that I know of but Rob may be able to shed some more light as he's been doing 'the dutton thing' a whole…"
Sep 21
Roy Kemp replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"I think a small number were sold from the "factory" with crossflow engines, but don't quote me on that."
Sep 21
Mike replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Did Dutton manufacture and sell complete vehicles?"
Sep 21
Roy Kemp replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Indeed. I get the impression they struggle with their own rules sometimes! Glad we've got you to act as interpreter!"
Sep 21
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Cheers Roy, sometime feel like the Harbinger of Doom with this DVLA stuff. They're a strange bunch."
Sep 21
Roy Kemp replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"Maybe she can just continue to be a trailer queen then, for now! Thanks for the advice lad"
Sep 21
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"If you register as a VHI then you will be under the microscope. They are chasing 'lost revenue' cases where the DVLA think they have been defrauded (thats on top of the rules changes they are seeking to bring in) so attempting to claim VED…"
Sep 21
Roy Kemp replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"That's a pity - so you're recommending that I don't even claim free road tax once if I put it on the road?"
Sep 21
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"No. Has to be pre 1960 as the rules currently stand. If it was still the donor car it would be eligible for historic VED exemption, however it is classed as 'radically altered' so if you try for it they may suck you in and issue a Q plate.…"
Sep 21
Roy Kemp replied to Mike's discussion MOT exemption for some vehicles over 40 years old
"So, having read this a few times, I still am not 100% sure if it applies to me. Car's a S3 Phaeton, registered as such, and is on the donor vehicle reg (1974 - M plate). Do I get away with the annual stress-fest known as the MoT? Cheers"
Sep 21

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Duttons owned
Malaga B+
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Pinto
Post code
SW11AA

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At 13:31 on April 22, 2016, Dave Adams said…

Welcome to the loonie bin

At 9:43 on April 22, 2016, Adrian Southgate said…

Can't be too many Mike's with Malaga's :) welcome back mike. Can I assume that your malaga is a previous cover girl for dutton torque?

At 8:33 on April 22, 2016, James Doulton said…

Hi Mike, interesting postcode - google reckons that's Buckingham Palace! We shall have to treat you like royalty. Is one's Malaga roadworthy or is it a 'project'?

At 7:32 on April 22, 2016, Paul Sheridan said…

Hello Mike and welcome, where abouts in the home counties are you? 

At 0:27 on April 22, 2016, Dave Taylor said…
Welcome to the site Mike
 
 
 

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