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Offline digcot65

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MK5 Registration
« on: 17 Mar 2018 at 16:19 »
Hello, I noticed on the green slip I was given when I bought the MK5 it was first registered in 1991 and built in 1951.There is no record on the DVLA site that it has ever had an MOT.Does this usually mean the bike had been brought into the country Len

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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #1 on: 17 Mar 2018 at 17:40 »
You may find the bike was rebuilt/restored in 1991 and has an age related registration number issued at that time because the original registration number was lost. The DVLA accept that the bike was originally built in 1951 and because of this it is exempt from Road Tax and MOT. Currently any vehicle built before 1960 is exempt from MOT and I think I am right in saying any vehicle over 25 years old is exempt from Road Tax.
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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #2 on: 17 Mar 2018 at 17:53 »
I thought it would become a rolling 40 year exemption for MOTs (as well as tax) on the 18th of May.

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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #3 on: 17 Mar 2018 at 18:16 »
As I understand it, if a vehicle that is MOT exempt (by virtue of it's age) did not have an MOT at the time the exemption came into force, and has not had an MOT since, it will have to be presented for one MOT to prove it's roadworthiness. Then, provided it is kept 'taxed', no further MOT's are required.

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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #4 on: 18 Mar 2018 at 10:57 »
My experience is simpler than that; when the pre-1960 regulation came in then cars and bikes built before that no longer needed an MoT whatever the taxation state was at the time.

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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #5 on: 18 Mar 2018 at 12:04 »
Hi all,
Found the attached PDF on the "GOV" site.
For the 2018 MOT changes
hope it helps
Regards
Martin

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Re: MK5 Registration
« Reply #6 on: 18 Mar 2018 at 12:34 »
On the Gov. website it says that if it complies with VHI (vehicle of historic interest) it just becomes MOT exempt on the due date of the rule implementation - May 20th 2018. So if it's classed as historic it's MOT free on that date.
I have this from a poster on another site.