your MGBGTV8 tax exempt?|
can I check when my MGBGTV8 was "Advised for delivery" at the MG
Plant at Abingdon?
Factory Records search
Is my car tax exempt?
Motor Centre archive department at Gaydon says "If our guide suggests that
you might be tax exempt, dont delay, order a Heritage Certificate now using
our online form. Cars built before 1st January 1973 are eligible for historic
vehicle class and therefore exempt for paying road tax in the UK. If your
car comes into this category then our Heritage Certificate service (£39)
or Dating Letter (£20) will provide the proof you need to claim your tax
exempt road disc from the DVLA." Following the Chancellor's announcement
today we expect their website will be updated shortly to say that from 1st April
2014 a vehicle manufactured before 1st January 1974 will be exempt from paying
Motor Centre websiteIf
any member has direct experience of the process of applying for and successfully
obtaining Historic Vehicle tax exempt status, then please contact the V8
Webmaster so we can put details of your account of how you handles the process
on the V8 Website.
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extension of one year to the cut off date from which classic vehicles are exempt
from VED was a welcome surprise in George Osborne's Budget Statement to the House
of Commons today! From 1st April 2014 a vehicle manufactured before 1st January
1974 will be exempt from paying VED.|
enthusiasts with an MGBGTV8 may be eligible for the tax exemption as the model
was in production at Abingdon from 1973 to 1976 with a few pre-development cars
produced from late 1972. To be eligible for VED tax exempt status the car must
have been built before 1st January 1974 - so it's the build date and
not the date of first registration that determines eligibility.|
is the build date for your car?
We are trying to get formal confirmation
of the definition of "build date" for an application for VED tax exempt
status but the copy of the MG Factory Production Control records for the MGBGTV8
held by Victor Smith records the key dates during production starting with "Production
Commissioned" and "Mounted on the line", then "Paint finishing",
"Advised for delivery" and finally "Dispatched from Factory".
The date most likely to be accepted as the "build date" is the date
when the car was "Advised for delivery" because by then the car would
have left the production line, have completed its inspection and road testing
and, if it proved necessary, would have cleared Rectifications Department and
any final testing and inspection.
Where in the production records are
the last cars produced in 1973?
Well the records show the latest car to
be advised for delivery was 1161 on 27th December 1973 but it's not as
simple as that because 42 cars with an earlier Car No or VIN were advised for
delivery from 1st January 1974. The earliest car in that group of 42 cars was
Car No/VIN 1037 with another much earlier car, 0960, which was very
slow reaching a state ready for delivery!
How can I check the "Advised
for delivery" date for my MGBGTV8?
We have an online search option
on our V8 Grapevine website where you can order a V8 Factory Records search
report. The search fee of £5 goes to the widow of the late Geoff Allen
who painstakingly copied the records at the Factory in his lunch breaks.
Factory Records search
How do I go about applying for Historic Vehicle
tax exempt status?
We are seeking clarification but understand that you
simply apply at your local DVLA office, taking your documents (including
evidence of the Build Date) along so they can amend the tax class of your V8 from
PLG to Historic Vehicle. Do not apply to Swansea, as we understand they are not
equipped for taxation class changes.