From 1 April 2016, tax exemption for historic vehicles has been extended to cover all cars manufactured or registered before 1 January 1976. This is part of the Government's rolling programme to tax exempt all cars more than 40 years old.
For your Jaguar or Daimler vehicle to be tax exempt, it must have been manufactured before 1 January 1976. There are cars which were registered after 1 January 1976, but which were manufactured before this date. These cars will be tax-exempt, if the DVLA is satisfied of their correct manufacturing date.
Cars which were first registered in the UK in 1976 (or later), could have an earlier date of manufacture, for instance for one of the following reasons:
To help owners to determine whether or not their Jaguar or Daimler car is tax exempt, Jaguar Heritage Trust can advise on request the first chassis numbers for cars built in 1976 for all Jaguar and Daimler models in production at this time.
Please Contact Us if you would like to know the first chassis number built in 1976 for your make/model - select 'Archive' from the drop down list and enter the relevant details in the Enquiry box.
If you believe that your car is tax exempt, Jaguar Heritage Trust can supply you with a Heritage Certificate, which will satisfy the requirements of the DVLA.