Vintage Vehicles

A vehicle becomes vintage 30 years after the date of first registration. 

A vehicle becomes vintage 30 years after the date of first registration e.g. a vehicle registered 10 September 1988 became vintage on 10 September 2018. Vehicles over 40 years old are exempt from roadworthiness testing if used for non-commercial purposes. However, if you are an owner of a vintage vehicle you are still obliged under road traffic legislation to ensure that it is maintained in good condition and does not pose a risk to other road users. If a vehicle is over 40 years old and is used for commercial reasons e.g wedding hire vehicle, a roadworthiness test is required.  

See below FAQ documents on vintage vehicles:

Vintage vehicles and roadworthiness testing here

Vintage agricultural tractors here.