The date your vehicle was built affects whether you need to:
Date the vehicle was built
1 January 1978 onwards
You must get an MOT and pay vehicle tax.
If you don’t know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1978, you don’t have to pay vehicle tax.
1 January 1960 to 31 December 1977
You must get an MOT, but don’t have to pay vehicle tax.
Before 1 January 1960
You don’t have to get an MOT or pay vehicle tax.
What you have to do
You must apply for a vehicle tax exemption to stop paying vehicle tax. This is sometimes called putting a vehicle into the ‘historic tax class’.
You don’t have to apply to stop getting an MOT for your vehicle each year. However, you must still keep it in a roadworthy condition.
You can be fined up to £2,500 and get 3 penalty points for using a vehicle in a dangerous condition.