Well; this process should be dead easy.
Here is my experience from today.
First download and read the DVLA document INF34 " Taxing Historic Vehicles".
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 080316.pdf
This indicates that you can do all this at a Post Office that does tax discs. Great !
Follow the paragraphs down the list.
How to Identify a Historic Vehicle.
At the time of writing your car needs to be built before 1st Jan 1976. YES !
They even mention the concession for the first week of Jan 1976, but further down.
PLG YES !
How to tax your vehicle.
At a Post Office YES !
You will need.....
V5C plus " Extract from manufacturer/ factory record " = BMIH Heritage cert; YES !
MOT cert; YES !
Insurance cert; YES!
V10 YES !
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... le-tax-v10
So there I was in the local Post Office with all the docs; and the DVLA explanatory notes for them.
And it all starts to unravel.
For a start they had never heard of Historic tax status. They had to seek advice. But we got there and they learned something.
So then, the concept of a Heritage certificate was beyond their ken.
Initially I could not get it past them that there was difference between Build date and Date of first registration.
But I got them to read the notes and light dawned.
A slight difference here is that SWK was actually built in 1975, 2 years before first registration as it was running around the test-track.
" So that will be £230 please. We can't change the taxation class here. You have to send it to Swansea."
To be fair they did give me the company phone to call the DVLA at their expense. Something to do with the queue of punters building up by now, I reckon.
Having gone through the DVLA menus I got to speak to a person who at least was aware of Historic Tax status.
Then the 2nd problem.
SWK is shown as first registered on 1/4/77, Heritage cert; showed it first built 6.5.75 but the DVLA have an additional set of data not on the log-book. This shows a build date as 31.12.77 ! 8 months after it was first registered.
So I now have to send in all the docs to Swansea to get them to investigate this. Whoever entered this build date wants sacking.
One thing I did get from the Post Office is the need to fill in Section 7 on the Log-book and sign and date it which is not mentioned.
And they said 4 -6 weeks to do all this.
Watch this space