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Period number plate change

I've heard people say that the use of old-style non-reflective numberplates has been extended to all vehicles that qualify for Historic Vehicle class, therefore to to those built before Jan 1st, 1975 rather than those built before Jan 1st, 1973 as before. I cannot find this clarification on the DVLA website. Can you confirm this change?

Asked on 25 August 2015 by agrace

Answered by Honest John
Yes, we can confirm that classic-style numberplates are legally allowed on vehicles built before 1 January, 1975. A DVLA spokeswoman confirmed that the use of non-reflective numberplates is linked to the historic vehicle tax classification. As the classic car tax exemption is now rolling again, the age of a vehicle that can display the numberplates has changed, too.
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