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Old 08-02-2019, 21:48
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can anyone tell me how this functions? my car is 40 years old midway through this year. do i tax it as normal and get a refund when it turns 40, or does it only become free the following year?
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Old 08-02-2019, 22:32
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The following year.
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If it is a 79 car like mine then apply April 2020
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That's correct, my 1978 RS Mexico missed out last year! I've attached the email reply sent to me from DVLA earlier this year:

"Thank you for your enquiry received on 16/1/2019.
Your case reference number is 0118xxx.

We appreciate that you have taken the time to contact us in relation to this matter. It may help if I explain that this vehicle can be registered as a historic vehicle from 01/04/2019.

When you are ready to do so, you can apply in person at a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

The following documentation will need to be submitted:

V5C Registration Certificate

V62 Application for a registration certificate if you are not in possession of the V5C*

valid MOT Certificate (if applicable) or V112 ‘Exemption from MOT testing’ form

valid insurance certificate or cover note for vehicles registered with a Northern Ireland address (downloaded or faxed copies are acceptable, however photocopies are not)

*Please note that there is a £25 charge if a V62 is completed.

You should write ‘Historic’ in the change to taxation class field in section 7 of the V5C and sign section 8.

DVLA will automatically issue a refund for any complete remaining months of your vehicle tax by post within 6 weeks (if applicable).

If you pay your tax via Direct Debit, it will be cancelled automatically and future payments will be stopped when we receive notification that you have changed your vehicle tax class.

Please also note that there is a 10% surcharge on 6 monthly vehicle tax renewals (5% for 6 monthly Direct Debit) that is not refundable.


More information on the Historic vehicle tax class can be found on information leaflet INF34 Taxing Historic Vehicles.

Form V62 can be downloaded from http://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registrati...e-v5c-log-book or obtained from a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

Form V112 can be downloaded from http://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/veh...xempt-from-mot or obtained from a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

I trust this is of assistance to you.

Best Regards
C Beynon"

So, from 1st April 2019 I should be able to register my car as a Historic Vehicle! Hope the above helps.
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Had to smile at those instructions...... re : Insurance Cert.
Downloaded and printed is fine.
Downloaded, printed and then photocopied is not,
Original, scanned and then printed, is ok
But Original, photocopied isn't !

The 21st century really hasn't arrived with DVLA yet has it!
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Its a while since I did mine but it used to go off the build date of the car rather than the registration date. In my case the car was built in Sept 73 but not registered until early Jan 74. I did have to get a dating letter from the AVO club as proof. So if it was built before Jan 1979 it should be OK.
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A letter from the relevant owners club proving the build date is acceptable.
I’ll be in same boat next year my Rs2000 is a 79 build but regd in early jan 80.
I’ll ask the registrar to supply me with a letter
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But he's dense son

I have to wait till 2024
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I have to wait till 2024
I’ve heard he’s a really nice, helpful bloke.
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thanks for the info lads, you`ve all been helpful blokes! much appreciated.
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Had to smile at those instructions...... re : Insurance Cert.
Downloaded and printed is fine.
Downloaded, printed and then photocopied is not,
Original, scanned and then printed, is ok
But Original, photocopied isn't !

The 21st century really hasn't arrived with DVLA yet has it!
Yes, it amused me too!
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You must be on about Ruddy son.
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My car was built Jan 79 and reg Feb 79 ,,,,,,DVLA tells me I can apply in April 2020,,, does that not make it 41 years old
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My car was built Jan 79 and reg Feb 79 ,,,,,,DVLA tells me I can apply in April 2020,,, does that not make it 41 years old
good point alan. i assume that the significance of april is the start of the tax year?
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It seems to be the April of the following year that you go from.
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To add to the confusion I have just asked the DVLA about tax and mot free my car was registered in Jan 1979 he told me it’s free from April 2019.
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I just went through the Vin Decoder and mine has a build date of UR which I translated as October 78 altho not registered till Feb 79... How can I get a letter to verify that so I can go to DVLA??
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I just went through the Vin Decoder and mine has a build date of UR which I translated as October 78 altho not registered till Feb 79... How can I get a letter to verify that so I can go to DVLA??
How do you know when it was built ??
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How do you know when it was built ??
Digits 5 + 6 of your chassis number

GCAT##

## signifies the month and year of build
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Digits 5 + 6 of your chassis number

GCAT##

## signifies the month and year of build
Where do you get the info from Dave to cross reference it ??
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