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February 20, 2014, 6:33pm Report to Moderator

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I have been on the gov web site to find out what year a historic vehicle becomes road tax exempt and it states vehicle manufactured before the 1st January 1973. The thing is i have seen a spitfire registered April 1973 and the owner is telling me it will become road tax exempt after April 2014, is this true and if so where on the net can i find the info.
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type 'rolling tax exemption' into Google, loads of info
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I don't make any differnce when it was registered it's the year of manufacture that determines if it is tax exempt or not  

And yes from April 2014 vehicles made in 1973 will become tax exempt.

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February 20, 2014, 8:09pm Report to Moderator

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Ok thanks for the links etc.

I am going to look at a chassis that has a V5 but no vin plate off the tub, is there any way i can do check of the vehicle to make sure it was not stolen some time ago and then stripped to the chassis.
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February 20, 2014, 9:28pm Report to Moderator

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One for the Pub Quiz.

Bit of useless info' that not a lot of peeps know is that some vehicles made in 1973 are already Tax exempt, and takers?

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Triumph never logged the chassis number, which was stamped onto a small steel plate welded to the front left outrigger.
In this position the plate is usually corroded, knocked away or otherwise unreadable.
So a V5 without the plate on the bulkhead with the Comm.No. or VIN is meaningless.

Anyway, you'll need a donor body shell, that may have a Comm.No. plate, and you may be able to get the original registartion number of that car, evne with this chassis by applying to DVLA, with an inspection from a CT official (is CT doing this?  Is it an Approved Club?)  You'll want a V765: and any V5 sold with the chassis is just a piece of paper.    Unless you buy and stamp your own blank Comm Plate!

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Quoted from lancepar
One for the Pub Quiz.

Bit of useless info' that not a lot of peeps know is that some vehicles made in 1973 are already Tax exempt, and takers?

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Hi All, I am from New zealand, I have a 1964 triumph herald Coupe 1200 which has name plate attached to each doorstep.
                                       TEL. FARNHAM COMMON 1200/4.
Can anybody tell me what this is I will try and post photo.
It appears the car was imported in 1969 already built up. Is this the name of an assembly plant?.
Any information would be much appreciated.
Thanks Rocky

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February 21, 2014, 11:15am Report to Moderator

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This is the dealer who supplied the car when new.
Plates like this were quite common at the time, nowadays a sticker in the back screen is what you get,

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Electric cars.


No nor tractors

The answer is,  

Vehicles made in the 1st week of January 1973.

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Hi all,

Received my road tax renewal form today inviting me to renew my tax before 31st March for £140. It's a Jan 1973 made car so will be exempt on 1st April I believe.

I presumed it would say pay £0.

What do I do, pay the money & then claim it back?    

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March 6, 2014, 6:17pm Report to Moderator

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I would go to the post office on April 1st with V5, MOT & Insurance documents and leave the renewal form at home

Should be as you say £0

The renewal will be computer generated and a last chance to scam you into paying for your road tax.

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Your allowed a grace period of "x" amount of days.

Last year I did not tax my truck for nearly two weeks, (slipped my mind) and it is free tax. They never said anything.
I would wait until the start of April, then go and tax it.


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I'm not getting too excited about it yet. I recently spoke to the DVLA and so far they have no instructions about pre-74 vehicles becoming exempt from duty. There will be an announcement in March I understand and until then I'm not holding my breath. It would be just like the government to change their mind and not allow it.

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