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Should I wait to get my 1971 Spitfire MoT'd?

I have a 1971 Spitfire IV on which the MoT expires in February, but which is currently garaged over winter. The tax runs to 1st May (its £0 now). Shall I wait until the new MoT exemption rules come in May then tax it without an MoT certificate? Do I need to SORN in the meantime?

Asked on 22 February 2018 by Paul T

Answered by Keith Moody
Personally, we'd always get a classic MoT'd for peace of mind. If you decide not to MoT, you'll miss a lot of the good weather, the shows, and the events - which is a big part of owning an old car. There's bound to be some kinks to iron out in the system, so if you really don't want to MoT it, you could wait until next year. Remember though that even though your car will be MoT exempt, you still have a responsibility to keep it roadworthy - otherwise your insurance will be invalidated. Check the fine print of your insurance, too, sometimes not having an MoT can mean your vehicle is no longer insured. If you cancel your insurance, you'll need to declare SORN.
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