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Title: Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
Post by: chrisgoodwin on 31 May, 2017, 00:43:41
I have recently returned to the UK from a lengthy stint working abroad and have missed an awful lot.
I get the impression that vintage bikes (1949 B31) no longer require a M.O.T.
Could you please answer a few questions?
1. Is this True?
2. Do I have to tell DVLC my bike is no longer SORN and will be back on the road soon? (Hopefully)
3. Do I have to display some kind of 'Tax Disc' for vintage machines? - I used to have the vintage exemption system in the mid to late 90's

Thanks in advance,
Chris
Title: Re: Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
Post by: griffo on 31 May, 2017, 07:51:14
 Yes I also returned to the UK. from previous time here. Another story ! ! !  Bikes pre 1960 do not need M-o-T or tax. Think it's 1972 for cut-off for free tax. The SORN is automatically removed when you re tax the bike. If you've brought the bike back to the UK you need to re-register it. Tax discs have been done away with for all vehicles as the DVLA use the modern idea of computers to check vehicles. Plod can trace the vehicle and slip you a ticket easier.
    Have fun on the B31... great bikes and full of character..   :D  Griff
Title: Re: Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
Post by: Editor on 01 June, 2017, 14:54:35
The cut off for zero licence fee (free tax) is a rolling 30 yrs so bikes built before 1st January 1977 are included. Remember it is the built date not the registered date.   
Title: Re: Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
Post by: RICHARD MILLS on 01 June, 2017, 15:12:57
I think that, apart from the date, it has to be actually registered as 'Historic Vehicle' to get exemption from MOT and free tax.