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Old 20th October 2018, 18:13
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My Rickman Ranger (not modified within the last 30 years) has historic status but still requires an MOT (says it on the VED renewal). I prefer it to have an MOT anyway (another pair of eyes looking over is good). I find it hard to believe the authorities have allowed old cars to be on the road without some test (however basic)
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Old 20th October 2018, 18:45
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I was surprised, I thought you had to get an MOT and then you could change it's status to MOT exempt. This way you could drag an old wreck out of a field and register it as MOT exempt.
I think it means we will see a lot more Sammio's on the road
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Old 21st October 2018, 09:57
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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!)
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Old 21st October 2018, 10:14
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Ah - I wasn't aware of that. It still seems strange to exclude any vehicles IMHO. I think I may just leave it as is, so I've got an incentive to get it tested...... otherwise it would be only too easy to let things slip
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Old 21st October 2018, 11:26
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I do think they should have a current MOT before they can be classed as exempt. My old Jag only does a few hundred miles a year and lives in a heated garage so I am very pleased that I don't have to go to the hassle and expense every year.
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