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My classic car has an expired MoT - can I drive it without another MoT as soon as it becomes MoT exempt?

I have a 1969 MGB. The car is taxed until 1 April 2019 and insured until 9 June 2018. The previous MoT ran out on 2 April 2018. Will it be legal to drive the car after 20 May 2018 without further action? I'm obviously not driving the car in the meantime as it does not have a valid MoT. The car is stored privately off road. I have looked at the various Government websites and the whole subject seems a mess. Can you please advise?

Asked on 11 May 2018 by wolfburg

Answered by Keith Moody
The official advice from the DVLA is as follows: 'From 20 May 2018, all vehicles other than public service vehicles, constructed or first registered more than 40 years ago which have not been substantially changed within the last 30 years will be exempt from MoT testing. These changes only apply to vehicles in Great Britain, the changes will not apply to vehicles in Northern Ireland.' So yes, it will be legal to drive your car after 20 May, even though it doesn't currently have an MoT certificate. However, your car will need to be roadworthy - otherwise, your insurance will be invalidated.
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