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My other post didnt seem to get much response so I'll ask again...

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I fear I may have just missed exemption by about a 100 builds but I'm not sure.

Anyone?
 

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exactly what i suspected

damn it...

this tax exempt rule is bloody unfair.... they shoupld change it and review what cars should be allowed on a yearly/biannual basis cos the 1303s is a classic car and for the sake of 2 days no exemption?

It was silly offering instant exemption to cars over 25 yrs old as not all will be historic or classic (the fkn nova being one of em) but cetain cars are and will be so I think its about time parliament got lobbied to change the rules again
 

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It was silly offering instant exemption to cars over 25 yrs old as not all will be historic or classic (the fkn nova being one of em) but cetain cars are
In your opinion. So there should be a definitive "this is a classic/this is not a classic" list? I don't bloody think so.

Frankly, if the most important thing about owning a 'classic car' to someone is saving a hundred or so quid a year for a windscreen beermat, they're owning it for the wrong reasons.
 

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thats a bit inflammatory.... I dont mind paying tax but certain vehicles are destined to be classics whilst others will never be... I suggested a rethink on what constitutes a classic vehicle!!

I bought the bug thinking it made in 74 so was always ready to pay tax anyway... but finding out the vehicle was only a day or two off tax exemption made me think about what really constitutes classic status!!

The point about whatever gives the government most cash is sooo so true!! :)
 

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thats a bit inflammatory.... I dont mind paying tax but certain vehicles are destined to be classics whilst others will never be... I suggested a rethink on what constitutes a classic vehicle!!
Go on then. Let's hear your definition of "a classic vehicle".
 

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Cor, someone's spoiling for a fight. Grumpy f**ks club living up to its name I see! :lol:
I'd be pissed off if my car wasn't tax exempt too, though the line has to be drawn somewhere, and it seems to be that your car is almost it! Anyhoo... I'm thinking that when the historic vehicle thing first came in, it was on a rolling 25 year status. Did I imagine that bit?
 

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No, not at all. I'd just like to know what would be an alternative and fair system, if the current one isn't right in the poster's view. I don't believe there is one. How exactly would it be fair to tell two people who owned a car made in 1980: "yours is a classic car, but *yours* isn't."

Yes, when it came in, it was a rolling date. When Labour got into power in '97, they put the kybosh on that instantly which is why the cut off date remains the end of 1972. It's also why the taxation class changed name from "25 year exempt" to "historic vehicle".
 

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Oh I'm glad I'm not going mad then! I suppose if tax expemption is THAT important to anyone, they should be sure before they buy the car.
You could never define what is or isn't a classic car, obivoulsy one man's pile of crap is another man's classic.
 

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Obviously exemption is a nice bonus, but it does amaze me when people make it a pre-requisite when looking for something. You find it a lot with Beetle wannabe-owners, oddly... and they end up paying more cash for something in worse condition just to save that £120 a year or whatever it is these days. Anyway...

If the rolling date had carried on, we'd just be getting some tax exempt Mini Metros and Mk3 Escorts now. Just imagine... :)
 

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The last 1303 built in 1972 had chassis number: 133 2 438 833, so unfortunately, yours is not tax exempt and was probably built on January 2nd 1973!
harsh :(

I had exactly the opposite... had a Bay which was registered here in Feb 73 and when I got age verification it was declared manufactured on something like December 21st 72 :D
 

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Obviously exemption is a nice bonus, but it does amaze me when people make it a pre-requisite when looking for something. You find it a lot with Beetle wannabe-owners, oddly... and they end up paying more cash for something in worse condition just to save that £120 a year or whatever it is these days. Anyway...

If the rolling date had carried on, we'd just be getting some tax exempt Mini Metros and Mk3 Escorts now. Just imagine... :)
What about Fiat Stradas? :lol:
 

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I'd buy one if I found one! As long as it was one of the early ones, before they toned the weirdo styling down.

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