Club Vehicle Dating Service

Historic Tax Class update 1976 manufactured Toyotas

The Government’s 40 year rolling historic tax class will see more cars becoming “Tax Exempt” and, as there’s plenty of Toyotas still on the road from the 1970’s, now is the time to check your V5/C (log book) to see if your car qualifies as it becomes 40 years old.

Unfortunately the DVLA doesn’t change the taxation class automatically, the registered keeper is required to request the changes. If your Toyota was first registered in 1976 or before then, you’re now eligible from 1st April 2017 to qualify and enjoy “tax exempt” motoring. Cars registered in 1977 but manufactured in 1976 can also qualify as long as you can prove to the DVLA the year of manufacture. Many Toyotas took as long as 9 months from rolling off the production line to registration in the UK so it is worthwhile to check.

The TEC is currently the only Toyota Club on the DVLA club listing V765 scheme which allows a “dating certificate” to be issued to allow 1977 registered cars manufactured in 1976 to qualify. Contact Harvey Wade by e-mail, tecmembership(at)yahoo.co.uk, with the chassis number and we can check what month the car was manufactured.

Fee for this certificate is £20 for non members and discount rate of £10 for subscribing TEC club members

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