I which case, I can't see why it would be MOT exempt.
Mind you, the seller is an illiterate fuckwit who also appears to be
colour blind, so it's highly likely he's talking out of his arse.
SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo'
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If I remember correctly, and I can't find a reference off hand, commercial
vehicles of over 3500kg and pre 1960 are exempt from needing an MoT. You are
not allowed to carry a load however. Its all to do with them not fitting on
a standard MoT testers ramp and so having to be done (or not done in this
case) by HGV testers.
I suppose this one could just slide in.
A friend has a pre-war 3 tonner and it certainly does not need an MoT.
Took a bit of finding, but the answer is here:
Part 1(6) item xxiii (on page 9) of the Motor Vehicles (Tests)
"before 1st August 1991, a goods vehicle the design gross weight of
which does not exceed 3500 kilograms and which is of a class specified
in Schedule 2 to the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations
which in turn can be found here:-
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si1988/Uksi_19881478_en_11.htm#sdiv2 - item
"Motor vehicles first used before 1st January 1960, used unladen and not
drawing a laden trailer, and trailers manufactured before 1st January
1960 and used unladen."
Regards, Chris (Please take out my car to reply by plain text email)
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