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Free tax in two years. Roll on.
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Jaba wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:23 pm
Free tax in two years. Roll on.
Indeed!

I can't see it being on the road, though :(

My mk1 will be tax-exempt in another 6 months after, but I can't see me owning it by then, which is a shame, as I'd like to take a BX into old-age! It would be one of the first on the UK's road to achieve it, too.
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Jaba wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:23 pm
Free tax in two years. Roll on.
Not quite, nearer three. It will be 40 years old in June 23 but to qualify for tax free status it will have to wait until. April 24. It would have to have been built before 1st January 83 to be tax free in 2023.

The DVLA round up the year the vehicle was built regardless of the month it was built and you can apply the following April.

From the gov UK site.

Historic vehicle tax exemption
You can apply to stop paying for vehicle tax from 1 April 2021 if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1981. You must tax your vehicle even if you do not have to pay.


If the vehicle is 40 years old on January 1st, you have the longest wait, December 31st is best.

Thought I'd mention it as I have seen it crop up a couple of times now and it catches plenty out. 👍
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Dave_16v wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:14 pm
Jaba wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:23 pm
Free tax in two years. Roll on.
Not quite, nearer three.
OK Dave 'Free tax in 2 years 8.576 months' Roll on
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How much is a year's tax on a BX in the UK these days?
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For BX 's below 1.6 is £170, 1.6 and above £280
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Jaba wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:58 am
Dave_16v wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:14 pm
Jaba wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:23 pm
Free tax in two years. Roll on.
Not quite, nearer three.
OK Dave 'Free tax in 2 years 8.576 months' Roll on
For the avoidance of doubt, I wasn't be pedantic. I was mentioning it because I know few with vintage bikes that have gone to the PO armed with their V112 at 40 years expecting to pay no tax and got a surprise. Sorry if it offended you.
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£170? I must be lucky, I paid £165 in April.

As for the oldest BX, I do know of the fourth (I think, I remember reading about it) oldest. It's this!
Beige.jpg
It's very close to an MoT now, there's a brake line at the rear that needs sorting and the interior is a bit of a mess, but it's getting there.
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Dave_16v wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:42 am

OK Dave 'Free tax in 2 years 8.576 months' Roll on


For the avoidance of doubt, I wasn't be pedantic. I was mentioning it because I know few with vintage bikes that have gone to the PO armed with their V112 at 40 years expecting to pay no tax and got a surprise. Sorry if it offended you.

No problem Dave and thanks for your conciliating remarks but they were not necessary. My 1st comment was just a throwaway line as we would all rather not pay the inflated amount that HMG/DVLA charges us.
Mine has been on SORN since March 2020 so thats over £300 that have not had from me. I have been bouncing around in my C3 during the pandemic.
Its good to be back in the BX this month though. Just got to get the aircon working properly now.
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Jaba wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:07 pm

No problem Dave and thanks for your conciliating remarks but they were not necessary. My 1st comment was just a throwaway line as we would all rather not pay the inflated amount........
👍

I do think of the three costs, MOT, insurance and road tax, the latter the most irritating (regardless of carbon footprint etc.) considering the extreme low mileage most of us do. How often do you see a 30 year old car on the road? I don't think we would see many more even if the tax was removed.
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The only car I own that I have to pay road tax on is my '91 Mini Cooper. Since the MOT back in December it's been out once for a blast round the block to get it warmed up. I really do need to use it more :roll:
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Fumbler wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:05 pm
£170? I must be lucky, I paid £165 in April.

As for the oldest BX, I do know of the fourth (I think, I remember reading about it) oldest. It's this!
Image

It's very close to an MoT now, there's a brake line at the rear that needs sorting and the interior is a bit of a mess, but it's getting there.
Currently in existance in the UK, yes, it's the fourth. However, if you exclude imports (which it seems only fair to do), it's no.3

There are currently 5 UK-spec members of the '83 Club (I just coined that). In theory, these are the earliest UK-spec BXs and as such will have all the original specs and components that were lost early on in the BXs life (such as the internal heater blower motor - most BX owners won't even know about that one!; The big, non-adjustable bonnet striker; The spark plug tool etc.)

The five are (because the reg numbers are all easy to find on Google, so I'm protecting nobody by withholding them at the moment!):

A252 RBX - 16TRS - 21/06/83 (not roadworthy)
A476 RBX - 16TRS - 17/07/83 (roadworthy)
A814 VVW - 14RE - 18/11/83 (nearly roadworthy)
A466 GPK - 14RE - 21/11/83 (roadworthy)
A887 VEP - 16TRS - 30/11/83 (roadworthy)
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Some staggeringly small numbers here - The French Car UK Critical List
https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/view ... 71#p691671
- not least the 605!
C6 and 607 tumbling too, not to mention Xantia.
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white exec wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:56 am
Some staggeringly small numbers here - The French Car UK Critical List
https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/view ... 71#p691671
- not least the 605!
C6 and 607 tumbling too, not to mention Xantia.
C6 is a bit of a shame, one I knew of was destroyed very recently when the DPF caught fire during a regen. Took the entire car with it unfortunately.
Kitch wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:49 am
Fumbler wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:05 pm
£170? I must be lucky, I paid £165 in April.

As for the oldest BX, I do know of the fourth (I think, I remember reading about it) oldest. It's this!
Image

It's very close to an MoT now, there's a brake line at the rear that needs sorting and the interior is a bit of a mess, but it's getting there.
Currently in existance in the UK, yes, it's the fourth. However, if you exclude imports (which it seems only fair to do), it's no.3

There are currently 5 UK-spec members of the '83 Club (I just coined that). In theory, these are the earliest UK-spec BXs and as such will have all the original specs and components that were lost early on in the BXs life (such as the internal heater blower motor - most BX owners won't even know about that one!; The big, non-adjustable bonnet striker; The spark plug tool etc.)

The five are (because the reg numbers are all easy to find on Google, so I'm protecting nobody by withholding them at the moment!):

A252 RBX - 16TRS - 21/06/83 (not roadworthy)
A476 RBX - 16TRS - 17/07/83 (roadworthy)
A814 VVW - 14RE - 18/11/83 (nearly roadworthy)
A466 GPK - 14RE - 21/11/83 (roadworthy)
A887 VEP - 16TRS - 30/11/83 (roadworthy)
Ooh, that's interesting! The owner wants to do a photoshoot and comparison between my BX and his. It'll be rather interesting I think.

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I think that I'm right in thinking that the RBX cars were the first ones delivered as Citroen demonstrators and I clearly remember seeing my first (R)BX in Hexham. Probably Wingrove Motors' demonstrator as they had a dealership in the centre of town.
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