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Do I have to apply for my classic car to be MoT exempt?

My 1969 classic is already registered as an Historic Vehicle and has not been 'substantially changed', does this mean it is automatically exempt from MoT testing or do I still have to complete a V112 registration form?

Asked on 18 February 2019 by Patrick Begley

Answered by Keith Moody
You do not need to get an MoT if your vehicle was built or first registered more than 40 years ago and no ‘substantial changes’ have been made to the vehicle in the past 30 years, for example replacing the chassis, body, axles or engine to change the way the vehicle works. You do not have to apply to stop getting an MoT for your vehicle each year. However, you must still keep it in a roadworthy condition.

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