MOT Exemption.

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Charles Farran
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Re: MOT Exemption.

Post by Charles Farran »

Vic,
A further update.
I checked up on the DVLA site last night with my car's registration pending return of an updated V5. It shows that it is taxed for the year commencing 1 April 2021 & that "No Results Returned " in respect of MOT as per your last post on 3 April.
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Charles
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Re: MOT Exemption.

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I've just been to the post office to register my MGB LE as "Historic" armed with the correct documentation including my certified copy of the factory record from the BMIHT
I walked away a deflated man!!!!
The problem is my car was stored for 5 years before being registered. The post office clerk can only go by date of first registration 15/11/1985.
The car was built 12/09/1980 and dispatched to the dealer on 21/11/1980.
The polite lady explained that the "system" does not allow them to make alterations. Can anyone point me in the correct direction of where to go now please.
Vic Butler
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Re: MOT Exemption.

Post by Vic Butler »

The clerk is wrong. The relevant date is the date of manufacture and a full Heritage certificate is acceptable.
However, does the car DVLA records show the date of manufacture? When I updated my BGT, which was registered in February 1978, but manufactured in October 77, I sent a Heritage certificate to DVLA well in advance in the July preceding the 1st April when it would be eligible. DVLA amended their records so when 9 months later I taxed it as historic, it was a couple of minutes with no problems. The clerk took the section of the V5 relating to tax class change, have me a receipt for nil tax paid and when I checked the DVLA records a few days later it was shown as taxed until April 1st 2019.
1977 Stage 2 MGB GT
1975 SWB Series 3 Land Rover with a later 2.5 petrol engine
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Re: MOT Exemption.

Post by Liskeard BLE »

Just been on the Virtual assistant at DVLA as the phone lines are useless.
The records show date of manufacture as 15/11/1985. This would make my MGB the very last out of Abingdon. I guess they brought a lot of men and women back to make it!!! some 1,868 days after the factory closed the gates.
I have to send my certified factory record into DVLA to amend the records and issue the correct historic V5C
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Re: MOT Exemption.

Post by Vic Butler »

As the MOT No Results Returned is on a green background it's ok. If the.vehicle required an MOT but didn't have one, it's always a red background, even if the vehicle is on SORN..
1977 Stage 2 MGB GT
1975 SWB Series 3 Land Rover with a later 2.5 petrol engine
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