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GeraldWiley

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233 posts

99 months

marshalla

9,487 posts

81 months

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Monday 21st May 2012 quote quote all
I can understand their argument - but doesn't it just open to door for some unscrupulous neds to start putting pre-1960 registrations onto dangerous vehicles which can never realistically be "restored" ? Or for some cheapskate owners to dodge essential maintenance which would be required in order to pass the MOT ?

GeraldWiley

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233 posts

99 months

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Monday 21st May 2012 quote quote all
Well my first thought is that this measure does not play to well to the bog-standard motorist.

addyman

71 posts

91 months

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Tuesday 22nd May 2012 quote quote all
And all garages are totally honest when MOTing modern cars too hey.... wink

I recon anyone driving a pre 1960 car will at least have the wherewithal to perform basic maintenance and anyway i suspect it will fall down to the insurers to dictate what they deem roadworthy.

I recon most pre 1960 cars are owned by enthusiasts who will look after them to make sure they are safe.

Hugo a Gogo

17,214 posts

113 months

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Tuesday 22nd May 2012 quote quote all
remember this guy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/18/ukcrime

enthusiast, maintained his own vehicle...
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jmorgan

19,225 posts

164 months

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Tuesday 22nd May 2012 quote quote all
addyman said:
I recon most pre 1960 cars are owned by enthusiasts who will look after them to make sure they are safe.
Maybe, maybe some are bought on a whim and others for a so called investment.

Bad idea either way.

sambalee

18 posts

39 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
So it might be a really stupid question but my vehicle is "declared manufactured 1959" on the log book - and it was made in November 1959 as I have a statement to that effect from the manufacturer.

However the date of first registration is 01 01 1960

From what I read, and I can't find an official DVLA statement, it suggests manufacture date is the deciding factor.

Can anyone confirm and point me to official statements ?

thanks

Lee

sambalee

18 posts

39 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
Near as I could find to a regulation

http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/statements/penning-2012...

Old Merc

1,031 posts

47 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
As said almost all pre 1960 cars on the road have been restored,are well cared for,do very small annual mileage,with a lot of them stored in the winter.How many pre 1960 cars do you see on the M25 in the rush hour?? non!!.Also there are so many items which are part of the MOT test on modern cars which are not relevant on classics,with some having really odd mechanics that the tester has never seen in his life!.No matter what age a car is,MOT`d or not,it has to be road worthy and fit for use on the road.If not its insurance is void.I`m in the car business and I`ve found two year old cars and one`s WITH mot`s with serious safety faults.Exempting pre 60`s from MOT`s will not be a problem the cars to watch for are more likely to be ten to fifteen years old.

aw51 121565

3,660 posts

113 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
A defect on a car will not necessarily invalidate its insurance policy.

But I saw a pre-1960 car today whose owner is - politely - a bodger and whose attitude is why this 'pre-'60 cars exempt from MoT' is arguably not the best idea ever. A tiny minority, I know, but some will abuse it... smile (or frown )
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