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    Mot exempt !!!!!!! But is it

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    I have just bought a 1971 on a k reg vw camper. I have been on the vosa website and its saying if its over 40 years old as from the 20th may 2018 its exempt as long as its not modified.
    The Vans MOT has just run out at the beginning of may this year. Its a standard van.
    My friend is a MOT tester but does more commercial vehicles, he said if it comes in and fails then you will have to have it motd to drive it legally on the road. You carnt just take it in as a health check up and if it fails do the work whenever and still use it.
    I have spoke to a specialist vw garage and again they did not want to say as its a grey area.
    Is anyone driving their van on the road with the mot exempt rule.
    Been told to speak to a traffic officer as they are the one who is going to pull you.!!

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    If it is over 40 years old and not modified you do not need to take it for a test.

    I have just renewed the road tax online in under a minute for our Triumph 2500S Estate which expires August 1st and current MOT runs out July 26. The vehicle has to registered as historic to get the free road tax and I believe the MOT exemption.

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    Interesting question, I thought that one reason why 40 yr old vehicles became exempt was because these vehicles would not have been able to pass some of the MOT requirements when new; emissions being one example. I have a 35 yr old car which has an MOT, but has never been fitted with rear seat belts - I'm not sure whatwould happen if I were stopped by a traffic officer with passengers in the rear seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touranasaurus View Post
    Interesting question, I thought that one reason why 40 yr old vehicles became exempt was because these vehicles would not have been able to pass some of the MOT requirements when new; emissions being one example. I have a 35 yr old car which has an MOT, but has never been fitted with rear seat belts - I'm not sure whatwould happen if I were stopped by a traffic officer with passengers in the rear seats.
    Nothing because you wouldn't be breaking the law.

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    Hi
    I spoke to DVLA yesterday and they had told me its correct if its over 40 years old as from the 18th may 2018 its exempt. The lady just told me to fill out a V112 form. Their view is people look after classic cars. I know that wont stop the people buying sheds on ebay and driving it, she did say, which I think is just common sense, it has to be roadworthy !!
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