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Just wondering what is the cut off year for classic car tax. How much is it a year and does a classic have to go through NCT ?

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QUOTE (markmcie @ Mar 2 2006, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just wondering what is the cut off year for classic car tax. How much is it a year and does a classic have to go through NCT ?

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For classic car tax, the vehicle must be thirty years old......

For classic insurance, the vehicle must be twenty years old and you must have another, insured car as your daily driver.......mileage on the classic is limited also....usually to 5k miles per annum....... got this from O'Riordains Insurances in Cork........thanks again, Neil!
 

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QUOTE (8valve @ Mar 2 2006, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For classic car tax, the vehicle must be thirty years old......

For classic insurance, the vehicle must be twenty years old and you must have another, insured car as your daily driver.......mileage on the classic is limited also....usually to 5k miles per annum....... got this from O'Riordains Insurances in Cork........thanks again, Neil!

Does the age limitation still apply to these policies?? as in the person insuring the car must be over 26-30 to get one??
 

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Well Im 27 and just got a quote from Carol Nash. €652 on an '82 MK1 GTI is a bit more then I expected and then you have nomral tax on a 1.8.

So keep at least a 1000 aside for tax and insurance and dont forget NCT. Will try some more brokers and see what kind of quotes I can get.
 

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I THINK classic cars (in the eyes of the Revenue Commissioner, e.g. 30 years old) are exempt from paying tax.
 

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Well looks like O'Riordains are the ones to talk with. €321 3rd party €359 3rd party f&t and €384 Full Comp. Quotes are based on engine cc and noting else. Call was short and sweet and no awkward questions but they will send the forms out to my house and Im sure there will be plenty of questions to answer.

The tax is just a pain in the bollox now.
 

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In terms of tax, a car becomes "classic" when it hits 30 years old. It is then NCT exempt but not tax exempt. The yearly road tax is capped at €50 (from memory) regardless of engine size.

In terms of insurance, different companies have different car age requirements. I know of a guy with a '90s Porsche who's got classic insurance because his car is deemed to be a "specialist" car. Most of them require you have a regular modern daily driver, that is insured separately.

Most of them require the driver be at least 25 to avail of classic insurance, some of them have a 27 year old age requirement and others have a 30 year old requirement. Some of them will insure classic cars as daily drivers in the absence of a modern daily but they'll shaft you on the cost of it. Usually four figures easily...
 

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QUOTE (markmcie @ Mar 2 2006, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well looks like O'Riordains are the ones to talk with. €321 3rd party €359 3rd party f&t and €384 Full Comp. Quotes are based on engine cc and noting else. Call was short and sweet and no awkward questions but they will send the forms out to my house and Im sure there will be plenty of questions to answer.

The tax is just a pain in the bollox now.

I think with O'Riordans you have to have an NCT or assessors report for cover, check it when you get the forms
 

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QUOTE (Steve @ Mar 2 2006, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Does the age limitation still apply to these policies?? as in the person insuring the car must be over 26-30 to get one??

It does Steve, Its 25 and I think 30 for anything like a Porsche 911

QUOTE (markmcie @ Mar 2 2006, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well Im 27 and just got a quote from Carol Nash. €652 on an '82 MK1 GTI is a bit more then I expected and then you have nomral tax on a 1.8.

So keep at least a 1000 aside for tax and insurance and dont forget NCT. Will try some more brokers and see what kind of quotes I can get.

Did Carol Nash ask you are you going to keep the car in a garage Mark?
Dont pay the tax or NCT it'll be grand if your using it as a second car

Try Axa they are cheap.
I have always used Carol Nash, more expensive but maybe some day it will pay off


QUOTE (Dave Red @ Mar 2 2006, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think with O'Riordans you have to have an NCT or assessors report for cover, check it when you get the forms


Carol Nash dont ask you for an NCT
 

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A classic car is 20 years or older, normal road tax
A vintage car is 30 years or older, €42 road tax

Most companies require you to have a daily driver (standard policy) and be 25 years of age or older!
 

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QUOTE (neil @ Mar 3 2006, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Most companies require you to have a daily driver (standard policy) and be 25 years of age or older!

And have it garaged.
 

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QUOTE (PD150 @ Mar 3 2006, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And have it garaged.

Yeah they asked would it be garaged. Suppose in hindsight I should of said yes. They do offer brakedown and your coverd all over the EU (maybe that includes that certain toll road in Germany).

And generally I dont worry about tax or NCT dave. The corrado is out of tax since last April and its yet to see an NCT test center.
 

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QUOTE (markmcie @ Mar 2 2006, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well Im 27 and just got a quote from Carol Nash. €652 on an '82 MK1 GTI

Was this with it being garaged Mark

I thought they only did it if you had it garaged
 
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