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Old 02-04-2017, 09:17 PM
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Thanks fastback - the plates were on it when I got it. Not sure if I'll change them or not tbh
Im assuming you already know theyre illegal, other than that, with older vehicles, i guess it depends on how anal your MOT guy is, not to mention local jobsworth coppers!
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:20 PM
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Im assuming you already know theyre illegal, other than that, with older vehicles, i guess it depends on how anal your MOT guy is, not to mention local jobsworth coppers!
I understand that once its registered in the 'historic' tax bracket the black and silver plates are legal - but I'm not sure if these stand up to the black and silver reg's. It'll be classed as historic this month anyway before I drive it next.
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:23 PM
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I understand that once its registered in the 'historic' tax bracket the black and silver plates are legal - but I'm not sure if these stand up to the black and silver reg's. It'll be classed as historic this month anyway before I drive it next.
Im afraid not, historic status doesnt change the law/status regarding the number plates, i think it needs to be pre-1973 or might be 71 , cant remember exactly, for black and white plates.
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Im afraid not, historic status doesnt change the law/status regarding the number plates, i think it needs to be pre-1973 or might be 71 , cant remember exactly, for black and white plates.
I did ask my insurer and they linked me to this article - written in 2015 but on the rolling 40 year basis...

https://www.heritagecarinsurance.co....-number-plate/
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:33 PM
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wow thats a nice motor!
i really like the front indicator setup recessed into the grill, is that standard?
i would like that on my 260z
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Vehicles that can display black and silver plates

Since April 2015 vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1975 can display the older style plates. You must:
  • have applied to DVLA, and
  • be registered within the ‘historic vehicles’ tax class.



From DVLA, so you may be ok since your is a P, 1975, but may have been manufactured earlier, but it obviously doesnt roll over every year like the tax exemption does!
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Vehicles that can display black and silver plates

Since April 2015 vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1975 can display the older style plates. You must:
  • have applied to DVLA, and
  • be registered within the ‘historic vehicles’ tax class.



From DVLA, so you may be ok since your is a P, 1975, but may have been manufactured earlier, but it obviously doesnt roll over every year like the tax exemption does!

I tell you what - it's chuffing confusing:

Vehicles that can display black and silver plates

Since April 2015 vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1975 can display the older style plates. You must:

have applied to DVLA, and
be registered within the ‘historic vehicles’ tax class.
This allows your vehicle to retain its authenticity and be in keeping with its age.

Vehicles constructed 40 or more years ago are exempt from vehicle tax.

The 40 year exemption date rolls forward automatically each year on 1 April.



This could mean either way with the 40 year - taken from here https://insidedvla.blog.gov.uk/2015/...number-plates/


And from my previous link:

The black & silver number plate does not have to endure such regulations, and as the current stipulations are based on the 40 year exemption date rolling forward each year from the 1st of April, later classic cars will eventually fall into the tax exempt category which means black & silver number plates for everyone….eventually.

About as clear as mud!!
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wow thats a nice motor!
i really like the front indicator setup recessed into the grill, is that standard?
i would like that on my 260z
I genuinely have no idea - I'm sure the bods on here will know though...
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:50 PM
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I tell you what - it's chuffing confusing:

About as clear as mud!!
Agreed, it is a bit ambiguous

As i see it, black and white plates for pre 75 vehicles only

Applying for historic status for the free road tax appears entirely seperate from the number plate rules and i think people are getting confused between/within the two and assuming the black and white plates roll over with the historic tax exemption
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Agreed, it is a bit ambiguous

As i see it, black and white plates for pre 75 vehicles only

Applying for historic status for the free road tax appears entirely seperate from the number plate rules and i think people are getting confused between/within the two and assuming the black and white plates roll over with the historic tax exemption

You might be right mate - but there is evidence from both sides on this one, and I'm certainly no expert.

I've e-mailed DVLA for clarity on if the black and silver plates roll on with the 40 year tax exemption or if it is locked at 1975 now. I'll share the outcome
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wow thats a nice motor!
i really like the front indicator setup recessed into the grill, is that standard?
i would like that on my 260z
Albrecht is your man here,

But I believe, for the 280z and possibly 260z, standard in US, not sure about rest of Europe, but defo not in UK, and cant say ive seen them on any JDM vehicles
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ah ok, that would make sense.
i really do quite like that.
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I love the changes you've made so far, the car looks great. Amazing how a few small details can really transform the look of the car! In complete agreement about sitting the fender flares etc.

Also think the colour looks fantastic!
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Can I ask what tyre size you have on those 15X9 Rota's.

Any fender rub in the front on turns or driveways?

The tyre and wheel look is spot on in my opinion.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:23 AM
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Can I ask what tyre size you have on those 15X9 Rota's.



Any fender rub in the front on turns or driveways?



The tyre and wheel look is spot on in my opinion.


15x225x45 I think. I'll double check when I'm home from work. There is no rubbing at all, but it is on coilovers.


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