Is your car Tax free?

Cars built (not registered)  before 1st Januauary 1974 are classed as Historic Vehicles by the DVLA and as such do not have to  pay road tax.

To find out if you are elligible for free tax, compare your car's chassis number to those shown below. If it's earlier than the one shown, you are elligible for free tax, if it's later then pay up!

Please note the list below was compiled before the recent budget change which extended the tax free period a further 12 months. So if you have a 1973 (and v/early 74) registered car it might be worth contacting BMH to see if your car is included.

 

ModelChassis Prefix/number
Toledo 1300 two-door saloon (1296cc)ADH/2290
Toledo 1300 four-door saloon (1296cc)ADF/55194
Note: Toledo models, chassis prefix ADG, production ceased in 1972, so all ADG-series cars qualify for tax exemption.
1500 front wheel drive four-door saloon (1493cc)YB/61717

Note: 1500 models, chassis prefix WB, production ceased in 1972, so all WB-series cars qualify for tax exemption.
1500 TC rear wheel drive models, chassis prefix YC, production commenced in 1973, so these cars do not qualify for tax exemption.

Dolomite 1850 (1850 HL) four-door saloon (1854cc)WF/19268
Note: Dolomite Sprint models, chassis prefix VA, 1998cc, production commenced in 1973, so these cars do not qualify for tax exemption 
2000 Mark II saloon and estate car (1998cc)ME/74983
2.5PI Mark II (2500 PI) saloon and estate car (2498cc)MG/76343
Note: Triumph 2000/2500 cars with chassis prefixes ML, MM, MN and MP were introduced in 1974 or later, so these cars do not qualify for tax exmption) 
Spitfire Mark IV (1296cc)FH/52541
Spitfire 1500 left-hand drive US export model (1493cc)FM/3033-U
GT6 Mark III coupe (1998cc)KE or KP/21476
TR6 PI fuel injection model (2498cc)CR/650
TR6 carburettor model left-hand drive US export (2498cc)CF/3966-U
Note: TR6 PI models with chassis prefix CP and TR6 carburettor models with chassis prefix CC, production ceased in 1972, so all these cars qualify for tax exemption. 
Stag convertible and coupe (2997cc)LD or LE/21087