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Re: Older is better :-)

I used to scrutineer classic cars before racing. These were all road legal vehicles, often used regularly. All the owners took considerable care of them with varying degrees of skill and the cars looked immaculate with their polished brake lines and painted rocker covers. BUT they are no less prone to defects than any other car (some may argue they are more susceptible). Owners would often express surprise (maybe a thank you) when I, with the advantage of a pit or a hoist, pointed out a worn joint, or a loose and leaking component. Cars need more attention as they age, just to keep going and stay roadworthy. Parts become harder to source. I cannot see how exemption from inspection helps them at all. I would love another classic car and there are a good few out there, many of which "need work" because they would not pass an inspection or worse.
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Just thinking, more money I am going to lose
But, on a serious note,, if like some of the newish cars I take,, if it doesnt fail, it doesnt get touched until the following year.. Then that would become a worry. as that safety aspect is being taken away... So the car, could be driven 500 miles, parked up for 5 years, jump back in, AS long as the car starts,,drive away.. And anything could be wrong with it..
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There's still the requirement, MOT or not, to ensure ones motor is Roadworthy before driving. You wouldn't go out with a flat looking tyre, would you?
Also, despite the future lack of MOT requirement, one can, still have one done.
Bear in mind that there are existing relaxations for vehicles IIRC over 60 years old.
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There's still the requirement, MOT or not, to ensure ones motor is Roadworthy before driving. You wouldn't go out with a flat looking tyre, would you?
Fair point, but wouldn't this be an argument for stopping MOTs for all vehicles.

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Re: Older is better :-)

many use a trailer and only take the cars to shows never drive on the road so in a sense they need not bother but if it was used on the road needs an mot for me as said its poss 3 years or x miles
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