Car Tax {shudder}

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  1. altreed

    altreed Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    At what age does a car become tax exempt?

    ...or is it cars registered before a special date?
     
  2. andy_k

    andy_k MB Club Veteran

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    As far as I know, it needs to be registered (or at least built) before 01/01/1973.

    If you can prove a build a 1972 build date the DVLA may well relent and class it as a historic vehicle
     
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    Yup I think it's constructed pre-1973.
     
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    altreed Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    *curses*

    I was hoping that eventually my c36 would become tax exempt :(
     
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    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I think when the road tax exemption first came into being it was for "all cars over 25 years old" and was a rolling thing.
    However, I think the chancellor soon realised too many cars would eventually become freeloaders and fixed the date for tax exemption to anything pre-1973.
    Its unlikely to ever change now.
    I was thinking of buying a Heritage rebodied MGB GT fitted with all new bits and just retain the registration document to get free road tax.
    Until I drove one and that idea was soon dropped.
     
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