How to make sure a restored classic is street legal
The law surrounding classic cars and road worthiness can be confusing to say the least. Just last year, as reported by the BBC it was announced that vehicles manufactured before 1960 would not have to undergo an MOT (as it is known in Britain, ITV in Spain or KTEO in Greece for example). An MOT/ITV/KTEO etc is an annual test your car has to undergo to ensure it is safe to use on the roads.
This was rapidly followed by an EU (European Union) proposal to introduce strict tests for any classic car that had been modified in any way. Only those with original parts would be exempt.
This caused understandable consternation in the classic car community, given that many manufacturers had disappeared leaving owners with no choice but to use replacement parts. Thankfully, roads minister Stephen Hammond intervened and that law was shelved. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…