Classic Vehicles Over 40 Mot Exempted Next Year
Classic Car Weekly|September 20,2017

Most classics over 40 will no longer legally require an annual roadworthiness test

Murray Scullion

Most vehicles built before 1978 will be exempt from MoTs from next year. New legislation will come into effect on 20 May 2018, and will see most cars built before 1978 exempt from MoT and road tax on a rolling 40-year basis. Only vehicles that have been ‘substantially changed’ will be subject to an annual test. The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed the plans following a consultation process. When asked whether the respondents agreed with the proposed exemption from MoT testing for vehicles over 40 years old, 899 people voted for the movement, and 1130 people were opposed. This means that the Government is proceeding with the exemption despite 55 per cent of respondents opposing the proposal.

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