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Do I need to SORN my old vehicles which are all in long-term storage?

I am the owner and registered keeper of various old vehicles in storage: two old Lancias in lock-ups, one being 1973 and free of VED, a 1936 Ariel Red Hunter motorbike in bits in my office basement and a rusting scooter at the bottom of my garden that will never run again. I am also storing my daughter's Honda moped in a shed. I think she is the registered keeper of that. None of the vehicles have the V-whatever registration documents; they all have old brown log books. All have been un-run and untaxed for many years. Do they need SORNs?

Asked on 21 May 2011 by JW, Chatham

Answered by Honest John
If they have been off the road since before February 1998 (that's 13 years ago) you are not legally compelled to SORN them or to insure them. Otherwise you are compelled to SORN them and that gets you off having to insure them.
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