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Submitted by Len Meades, Chairman (July 2018) Historic (classic) vehicles: MOT and Vehicle Tax Vehicles that do not need an MOT
The vehicles was built or first registered more than 40 years ago or was registered between 1 and 7 January 1978, you do not have to pay vehicle tax.
No substantial changes have been made to the vehicles in the last 30 years, for example replacing the chassis, body, axles or engine to change the way the vehicle works.
What do you have to do? You must apply for a vehicle tax exemption to stop paying vehicle tax this is sometimes call putting a vehicles into the 'historic tax class'. You do not have to apply to stop getting an MOT for your vehicles each year. However, you must still keep it in a roadworthy condition. You can be fined up to £2,500 and get 3 penalty points for using a vehicle in a dangerous condition.