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Cars over 40 years old
Started by: peter g (1675)  Report abuse
From this year classic cars over 40 years don't need an MOT so my 7 year old car must be more dangerous than a 1978 car then is it? what rubbish

Posted by: Stardelta (6008) Report abuse
Older vehicles still have to be legal and roadworthy.
Itís not an excuse to legally drive around with bald tyres and dodgy brakes.

Posted by: peter g (1675)  Report abuse
Probably too late when the brakes fails and runs someone down.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1957) Report abuse
I agree 👍

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
We have a 1959 Hillman Minx....no seatbelts!

Posted by: peter g (1675)  Report abuse
Did that used to be parked on Atherton road near Gores irene

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
peter if someone has a classic car,you can be assured it will be very well looked after the people who own em do so because they love um,not to run um into the ground,and i'm willing to bet they will all be insured unlike todays cars

Posted by: peter g (1675)  Report abuse
So whats the difference between a classic car and an old banger, will an old banger require an MOT

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
No, Peter. We live in Abram and we got the car from Chesterfield last year.

Posted by: 0 years (2536) Report abuse
1959 Hillman Minx.....wonderful Irene.

What a grand period car.

Is it a solid colour or two tone?

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
The Minx is two tone, O years, light blue and cream. She is called Dorothy!

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
so peter when was the last time you saw a 40 year old unroad worthy,old banger on the road? but i bet you've seen a nice classic

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
double post

Posted by: peebee (203)  Report abuse
The problem being is that people who have classic or so called banger cars aren't always mechanically competent to look after the vehicle, and keep it in a safe condition that's what the MOT is for to make sure it is safe for the road, tested by a mechanic. Just because you love old cars does not mean you can keep it totally roadworthy and safe for the road , it's only when something serious happens that authorities may look at this in a different light.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
tractors dumpers and diggers have never required MOT's there bigger and more dangerous yet theres no-one up in arms about them

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
plus you can by a brand new car theres no guarantee the brakes wont fail..

Posted by: 0 years (2536) Report abuse
Dorothy sounds beautiful. I do love two tone cars.

Nice one Irene.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3081) Report abuse
and another thing if new cars are so safe why do they keep crashing how many bad accidents have happened lately and how many involved a 40 year old banger?

Posted by: chatty (5538)  Report abuse

Posted by: Stardelta (6008) Report abuse
A quick google says there are an estimated 100,000 cars being used on UK roads right now that don't have a valid MOT.

Why are you only concerned about the very very small in comparison number that are 40+ years old?

Posted by: madamehmurray (5967)   Report abuse
A friend of mine years ago drove his car without registration not sure if he ever got a ticket. He lives in Holland now

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
I thought it was cars and mororcycles constructed before 1960?

My mate, Tommy, has a 1961 Bonnevile, and his still has to have to have an M.o.T. test!


P.S. - Anyroadup. The Ministry, in their wisdom, have decided that it shouldn't be called 'Ministry 'of' Transport', as that is grammatically incorrect. It's now called the 'Ministry 'for' Transport'.
It follows that the annual vehicle test should now be known as the M.f.T. test!

Posted by: cordyline (4197)   Report abuse
Bonneville tonks; edit your spelling

Look

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
Yes.
Anyroadup. One of my all-time favourite cars has come up for sale. It's over 40 years old too!
It looks like it needs a complete refurb., and I'd love to buy it and do the work but, unfortunately, it's just a pipe dream, because I haven't got the time or the inclination anymore!

HERE IT IS! What d'ya think?

Posted by: bridger (250) Report abuse
That the one with the Granada engine in?

Posted by: cordyline (4197)   Report abuse
Very nice Tonker; Barn finds are not for me either

Bought my car in 1999, still going well - only 48,000 miles

When we bought a new Fiesta last year I was offered £350 for it in p/ex

Will be driving it to Platt Bridge on Monday night

Look

Posted by: peter g (1675)  Report abuse
Ok Irene the one on Atherton road was a red and white two tone I think it might have been a Super Minx. It was up for sale at the time last year

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
Dorothy is just a Minx, peter g....it is her owner who is a Super-Minx!!, (Only joking!).

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
Bridger, yes. Although plenty cars had that engine fitted and not all Granadas had it. Basically, it's the same as was in the Capri 3.0S, based on the Essex engine. Later on, they used the 2.8 injection.

Quite often, I see an Mk1 Lotus Cortina, in red, going around the Ashton, Platt Bridge, Hindley and Westhoughton link roads. I once saw it in Haydock. It looks to be in good nick!
I wonder if that bloke who drives it realises it's value?

Has any of you lot seen it?

Posted by: i-spy (13469)  Report abuse
Has Dorothy got whitewall tyres Irene

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
No, I-spy, she hasn't. Yes, we see the Cortina a lot, Tonker. I THINK the owner lives in Abram, like us, but can't be sure.

Posted by: broady (12820)   Report abuse
Irene, I will look out for it next time I walk down Warrington Road.

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
Please do, Broady! If she is being driven along the road you will HEAR her, too. She "sounds" and even SMELLS like 1959! Not a musty smell, just a smell of "age"....I love it! xx

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
Does it smell of wee?

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
Sounds like my X1-9 will be eligible. Pity it misses out on the road tax by being a little too young, ten months too young.

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
Fix It Again Tomorrow!

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
You said that before tonks and I explained the number plate almost spelled nemesis (NEM831S) and how true that has been.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1957) Report abuse
Tonker:

"Quite often, I see an Mk1 Lotus Cortina, in red, going around the Ashton, Platt Bridge, Hindley and Westhoughton"

There used to be a lot of those Lotus Cortinas which were fakes, but there is a way to tell if it is a genuine one

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
We have been to Hindley Tesco in Dorothy today and we never fail to get a comment. Sometimes we come out of the supermarket to discover a couple of admiring men standing there discussing her....she's such a show-off!

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious!

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
That too, tonks

Not really.

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
This morning I looked how many X1-9 s there are in the U.K. Surprised to find a mere 29 of my model and year and one of the previous year which was the year of first imports. 28 of the following year.

Posted by: tonker (19085)   Report abuse
One of my mates got one for his 18th birthday present. It was rusted away within two years!

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
tonker.... I did hear the rumour they were made from inferior Russian steel, which could explain the great attraction for tin worm

Posted by: uncle joe (617) Report abuse
Anne: An old friend of mine that passed away a few years ago once told me a lot of them were made in Poland, so it may have been their steel.

If I remember correctly, the one he had was the same colour as the one in your avatar. Same car perhaps, given there are so few around?

Posted by: Anne (3162)  Report abuse
uncle joe... I bought mine 1978 at just under twelve months old from a garage opposite Blackpool airport. The garage building is still there selling what, I don't know.

Posted by: peebee (203)  Report abuse

Here you are Anne, Woodheads old garage in Blackpool opposite the airport. The Polish have opened up a car wash , and to the left is a furniture shop and toy shop.
Sorry I didn't load the pic properly will give it another go when my temper cools down.
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/857/fdsMN0.jpg

Posted by: nyce horse (3230) Report abuse
Oh do stop fiating about.

Posted by: 0 years (2536) Report abuse
If anyone is interested in looking at all types of classic cars, the Corner House restaurant car park at Wrightington has a classic car meet on the first Sunday of every month (I believe the next one is April with the first one New Years's Day). 9.00 till 12.00.

It is always well attended.

Posted by: chatty (5538)  Report abuse
"Well attended", any chance they can switch to the Etihad on cup semi final days to bolster the crowd?

Posted by: 0 years (2536) Report abuse
Get a life Chatty, nobody cares.

Confine the silliness to the Sports thread.

Posted by: peebee (203)  Report abuse
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Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
o years, a bit lost with your mention of the classic cars in Wrightington. After NewYear's day, are there no more until April? Just a bit mixed up with you saying they are monthly. Are there none in Feb and March? Irene. x.

Posted by: 0 years (2536) Report abuse
Sorry Irene, they tend to have a meet on New Year's day then not again until April due to the weather. Thereafter they are monthly on the first Sunday of every month. Many dozens of cars attend.

https://www.cornerhousewrightington.co.uk/next-vintage-classic-car-meet/

It would be nice to see your car there, if you ever go it is best to get there for 9.00 to get a space.

Posted by: irene (2694)  Report abuse
Thankyou 0years. We usually go to our caravan at the weekend from April until the end of October but we might have a weekend at home sometime this year and attend, so look out for Dorothy! x.

Posted by: peebee (203)  Report abuse

 
 
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