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Number plates, black and white style on classic car

I thought I read somewhere that it's now legal to use black and white old style plates on cars newer than 1 January, 1973, maybe once the car reaches the tax free status at 40 yrs old?

Asked on 2 November 2015 by David pearce

Answered by Honest John
Classic-style numberplates are legally allowed on vehicles built before 1 January, 1975.
The DVLA says 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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