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#121 ukcooper

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#122 Bungle

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

anyone know if the 75 date rolled forward this year with the tax exemption ? 



#123 Itsaminithing

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

https://www.gov.uk/v...rom-vehicle-tax



#124 Northernpower

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

anyone know if the 75 date rolled forward this year with the tax exemption ? 

If it was registered before 7th January 1977 you don't have to pay road tax.

#125 panky

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:51 PM

Sorry to correct but it's if it was manufactured before 1st Jan 1977. A car could have been registered well after that date but still be eligible if it was made in '76 - you just need to prove it.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:19 AM

I was told by a person who does professional restorations, that the police being mostly younger now, see 'old' minis looking so dated, that 95% of police assume that the car is entitled to black and silver if the letter is just at the wrong end. He advised carrying the legal ones, and saying that you forgot to change back after leaving a show, and make sure you're carrying the wherewithall to change quickly. He also said none of his customers (he keeps up the maintenance) have ever been done for this particular offence as far as he knows.

 

Guessing the police on duty for the London to Brighton have been specially briefed on what to look out for? So maybe that's a time to go legal, at least on the way there, as would  the MOT, as it's more than the garage's licence is worth to pass you. They don't care what you do after you leave, but they have no option but to abide by the MOT rules or VOSA (who arrive regularly for random checks) could remove their licence.

 

If stopped ALWAYS get out of your car and meet them halfway between yours and theirs, asking how you can help them. Staying in your car is territorial and puts them on the back foot, so immediately they're less likely to do you a favour. The white isn't so bad, but the yellow just looks horrible on a red mini.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:32 AM

 

 

If stopped ALWAYS get out of your car and meet them halfway between yours and theirs, asking how you can help them. Staying in your car is territorial and puts them on the back foot, so immediately they're less likely to do you a favour. The white isn't so bad, but the yellow just looks horrible on a red mini.

 I disagree on this.



#128 Laurie

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:35 PM

Back to the OP, I personally think black / silver plates on a car not old enough to have them pre 1973 / 5 ( I can't off the top of my head remember which), look ridiculous!
I cannot understand the logic in doing that personally

#129 Cooperman

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:32 PM

Just think that in the late '60's and early '70's we were putting reflective number plates and rectangular rear lights onto Mk1 Minis to make them look newer and safer at night.
How times change.

#130 Northernpower

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:08 PM

Just think that in the late '60's and early '70's we were putting reflective number plates and rectangular rear lights onto Mk1 Minis to make them look newer and safer at night.
How times change.

The difference is now, hardly anyone drives one a night.😊

#131 johnR

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

I've been running with these plates for several years now - passed two MOT's and not been stopped anywhereL8jJChX.jpg


Edited by johnR, 08 October 2017 - 01:52 PM.


#132 Midas Mk1

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:15 PM

I got stung by anpr 4 years ago on l2b , it detects wrong colour in police cars now.




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