Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman
My Rickman Ranger (not modified within the last 30 years) has historic status but still requires an MOT (says it on the VED renewal).
The MOT exemption is not done automatically, you have to apply for it when taxing the vehicle using form V112.
This means that if, as you have said, an owner wants to continue to have his exempt vehicle MOT tested he can do so by simply not submitting a form V112.
It seems to me though that the best approach would be to apply for MOT exemption, but continue to take the car for a regular MOT test. That way if you happen to forget and your car is say 53 weeks since it's last test then you are not liable for prosecution for driving it on the road (always provided, of course, that it is in a roadworthy condition!)