ive had a search, and can't see my answer! My van was registered July 1st 1979. On the government website, it says '.... If it's over 40 years old...' And it also says ' if built or registered before January 1st 1978....' Now, what I want to know is does Nobby become tax and MOT exempt from July 1st this year? It's not clear, or I'm doing a 'man look' on the gov. Site. The last five MOT's haven't been a problem, with no advisories and glowing praise from the tester, so I know it's roadworthyness is good! I still might get it tested annually anyway, but I just want to know.....I've had well over twenty different aircooled VW's over my lifetime, and haven't had a tax exempt one yet!!