THE FOLLOWING IS INTENDED AS GENERAL ADVICE ONLY AND IS GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH. PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL ASPECTS OF THESE MATTERS BEFORE COMMITTING TO ANY DECISIONS.

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MOTOR TAX:

A Vintage / Veteran vehicle will qualify for reduced vehicle tax if it is 30 years old or more.

The current tax rates that apply are;

€26 per year for motorcycles

€56 per year for all other vehicles
INSURANCE:

There are several companies in Ireland that offer classic / vintage vehicle motor insurance. The qualifying conditions vary but in general they are;

The age of the vehicle varies from company to company from a minimum of 15 years old to 20 and 25 years old.

The applicant must be between 25 and 70 years of age.

The classic car must be your second car (so you must also own and regularly use a car insured on a separate policy)

The classic vehicle must be driven fewer than 5000 miles per year although some companies offer reduced premiums for 1500 & 3000 miles.

The applicant must be a member of a National Classic Vehicle club, e.g.
IVETA,   IVSIrish Vintage & Veteran Car Club, etc.

Third party, third partry fire and theft and fully comprehensive policies are available depending on the insurance company.

Most national clubs will have negotiated discounted rates with the main Irish Insurance companies and you should contact them directly to obtain membership / more information.

Some insurance companies that offer classic insurance in the Irish market are;

www.carolenash.ie      www.axa.ie      www.fbd.ie      www.cccinsurance.co.uk     

 
NCT:

Cars registered before January 1st 1980 are exempt from nct testing.

Effective from January 4th 2010:
Cars registered on or after 1 January 1980 will be subject to the NCT. In this way older vehicles will be brought into the testing system year on year.


Dangerous Vehicle
New arrangements will apply when it is considered that a tested vehicle would be a danger to the public if driven.  In such a case a “Fail Dangerous” notice will be affixed, and An Garda Siochana will be notified if the owner/presenter drives the vehicle from the centre.  The use of a dangerously defective vehicle on a public road is an offence for which the driver and owner could be prosecuted with a fine of up to €2,000 and 5 penalty points on conviction and/or 3 months imprisonment.
VRT:

If you are importing a car from within the EU, VRT will be payable on all cars which are under 30 years old.

The revenue comissioners have a handy
calculator which will help in calculating the VRT due. 

Any car which is 30 years old or more will be charged a nominal fee (€200) to register.

From September 1st 2010 all imported vehicles will be inspected at designated NCT centres.  The NCT service have a useful website explaining the procedure.

 
TIPS:

If you drive different vehicles and can never remember which side the fuel cap is on when pulling into a petrol station, you can check this by looking at your fuel guage.

The little fuel pump symbol on the guage has the hose attached to one side, which will correspond with the side your fuel cap is on in the car, e.g. if the hose is on the right of the little pump then the fuel cap is on the your right.

Alternatively there will be a little arrow pointing to which side the filler cap is on.

Check out the photographs below;


Fuel guage on 1979 BMW

Fuel guage on a modern car


 

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