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Series 2 Getting my 2a back on the road

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by ovalsoul, Sep 18, 2020.

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  1. ovalsoul

    ovalsoul Member

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    Alright folks

    Joined up here a while ago when I started restoring my 2a then life promptly got in the way but I'm back on it now and noticed the old girl has gained mot exempt status as well as road tax (when did that happen!?)

    So what's the score when it's road worthy then?
    Do I have to mot it once or just register it as back on the road?
    Probably could find the info easy enough but it's an excuse to post on here again and break the ice so to speak

    Cheers.....adam
     
  2. minecab

    minecab Active Member

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    if it is on the v5 taxation class historic then just tax it on line for free. otherwise the post office can do it and they will send v5 off for you. mot exempt but it should be roadworthy ie up to mot standard . search on this forum for permitted mods.
     
  3. ovalsoul

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    Cheers, it was tax exempt last time I used it, it's the mot I'm not sure of. Do I have to do anything other than tax and insure it?
    I feel like the government would want something registered somewhere.

    As for permitted mods It will be kept pretty much standard so I'm not worried on that score. Do they still use the "points" system?
    Used to something like you needed five points to keep it tax exempt 1 for the engine 1 for the gearbox 1 for the suspension....that sort of thing
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    If it's classed as historic, you don't need to get an mot and if you don't, how can you prove its roadworthy? Many owners still get their historic vehicle mot'd as it shows due diligence, and if you decide to sell it, there is some documentary evidence of mileage and maintenance. For most historic vehicles, they only see the light of day when the owner takes them to a classic car show but landys are different, many are used daily or at least regularly on public roads, if this is the case, it makes sense to get it mot'd at least every two years.

    Col
     
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  5. ovalsoul

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    It used to say historic vehicle on my tax discs.
    Having a search it seems there's a check box for the mot thing when you tax it online so answers that.

    Voluntary mot?
    Yeah I was thinking about insurance and stuff and to be fair it's in great nick and would walk through so it's no harm because as you rightly surmise it will be doing a lot more road miles than your average sixty year old motor
     
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    The MOT only shows it was roadworthy on the day of the test , like all vehicles the driver is responsible for checking it is roadworthy all of the time.
    My Mot garage was over the moon to find a fault two years ago as for six years they could not find any , steering arm had come loose on relay ,once upon a time they would have just tightened the bolt and let me know it had come loose.
    Asked my garage if they would do an MOT type check for me without registering an MOT they refused so lost the business.
    I check mine thoroughly in August when the MOT was due , but also do regular maintenance checks due to Covid this year only done 1628mls the last 12 months.
     
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  7. rynner

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    the landy owner where i get my van mot done was more than happy to put mine on his ramp then rolling road thing,then he went for a drive,
    2 loose shackle bolts were discovered but everything else was safe and o.k, hes a local independant who,unlike many seems to enjoy helping,
     
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    Your lucky to find one that can test such an old car. Most of them ain’t got a clue now. It’s always fun watching them put it on the rolling road to test the hand brake. :eek:
    Something that will never end well. o_O
     
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  9. ovalsoul

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    Friend of mine took his s3 to a garage for a repair, Left it parked outside and dropped the keys off.

    Hadn't heard from them for nearly a week so went round there to see what was going on to find his Landry exactly where he left it.
    Out of habit he'd knocked the transfer box into neutral and they couldn't work out how to move it! Lol
     
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    I've done the transfer neutral thing before now too.
    The garage knew it was driven there, you'd have thought at some point they'd have looked at the other levers and had a lightbulb moment
     
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    Re. the MOT exemption, I filled in form V112 MOT exemption declaration and took it with the V5 to the post office the first time I taxed it at £0. The post office said they did not need the V112, it was 'between me and the DVLA' whatever that means. I read somewhere that it might be a good idea to carry a copy of the signed V112 in the vehicle in case questioned. I posted the original to DVLA but did not hear anything.

    The following year when I came to re-tax it, I did it online as I have done with other cars. At this point the MOT exemption is a self-certification, which looks like this:
    LR_TAX_2020.jpg Just click the I declare this is correct button then OK, then you're taxed at £0 and good to go.
     
  12. ovalsoul

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    That's brilliant mate cheers
     
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