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Changing to Historic Vehicle

fizzyfan
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May 21st, 2018, 6:14 pm #1

Just been to the local Post Office to get the Fizz log book changed to Historic status.
Bike has been on SORN since 2012 and has not been MOTd since then either but has been kept insured, So I was surprised when they said I could tax it foc there and then as the system was showing all docs ok. When I asked about making a MOT Exemption declaration they didn't know what I was talking about! Does this mean the DVLA system is able to tell if a bike qualifies for MOT exemption without a declaration or am I missing something?
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chasthor
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May 21st, 2018, 6:38 pm #2

The DVLA system appears to only tell them when you owe them money!!

They know how old your vehicle is, but YOU, have to go down the post office and get them to send off your V5C to get it changed to Historic, Then, You, have to fill out the V112 declaration to say that your vehicle is exempt MOT.


Not bitter or anything!
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fizzyfan
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May 21st, 2018, 6:59 pm #3

Thanks Chasthor, that's how I thought it should work but they were happy to tax the bike (no fee) before the V5C got amended to Historic and without a current MOT or Declaration being in place. I've checked on the DVLA site and the bike is showing as still on SORN but can take upto 5 days to update.....confused.
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May 21st, 2018, 7:38 pm #4

Well, I have just finished a conversation with one Ted Levett, who did his today.
He went in to the post office with his V5C, Declaration of MOT exemption, Insurance and payment.
Apparently, they changed his V5C to Historic, got him to sign it and will be sending it to the DVLA for alteration. Then refunded his Tax money and that was it!
Now it appears, each year, he can go online and reapply or sorn as he needs!!

Im going to get some insurance.
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fizzyfan
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May 21st, 2018, 7:51 pm #5

I've now downloaded the V112 Declaration form and will take it into the P.O. tomorrow just to make them aware. Hopefully that will put me in the same position as Mr. Levett. Thanks for your help.
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May 22nd, 2018, 4:13 am #6

Let us know how you get on.
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fizzyfan
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May 22nd, 2018, 6:22 pm #7

Took the completed V112 doc to the P.O. and they just attached it to the section of the V5C ready to send to DVLA. Will have to wait to see what comes back but atleast Im tax exempt and able to ride the Fizz again.
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May 22nd, 2018, 6:30 pm #8

Brilliant!
Whos your insurer and whats the annual cost?
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May 22nd, 2018, 6:31 pm #9

and just out of interest, which category did you use for your mot exemption?

I believe it should be R
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fizzyfan
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May 22nd, 2018, 8:51 pm #10

Been with Carole Nash for a couple of years now, currently have 3 bikes (1978 KH250, 1970 AT125, 1977 FS1E-DX) fully comp with breakdown/recovery costs £160.00. Will be due for renewal next month tho.

Yes I used category R for the MOT Exemption.
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