Historic (classic) vehicles: MOT and vehicle tax
The date your vehicle was built or first registered affects whether you need to:
Date the vehicle was built or first registered
8 January 1977 onwards
You must get an MOT and pay vehicle tax.
1 January 1960 to 7 January 1977
You must get an MOT, but don’t have to pay vehicle tax.
Before 1 January 1960
You don’t need to get an MOT or pay vehicle tax.
What you have to do
You need to 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 need 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.