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year of manufacture

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by mike.fox, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. mike.fox

    mike.fox Active Member

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    my Mercedes was first registered in 1973 but it may have been made in 72 - does anyone know who to contact at MB to see if it was? (obviously this is to avoid having to pay road tax)
     
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    it goes on registration date, not build date IIRC
     
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    Remove an ashtray or similar and note the date of manufacture on the back.That will be close to actual build date.

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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I would have said reg date,,,this is used for the road tax,, vehicles registered after xxx pay yyy
     
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    It's in the link I posted.. Year of manufacture....
     
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    Can't he stick his vin number up.
     
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    1973 is too old for checking via EPC. He would have to go via MB UK to get the actual date it rolled off the production line (delivery date on datacards)..
     
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    Have you tried contacting starbucks, google , vodafone or any other multi conglomerate and they should be able to help you with your tax avoidance...:p:p:lol:
     
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    Do you know exactly when it was registered? If in the first week of 73, DVLA concedes that the car would have been manufactured in 72

    I'd try contacting MB first :confused::confused:


    http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/con...#_int_passengercars:home:core-navi:contact_us
     
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    That's interesting!

    "Vehicle registration certificate (V5C) – this must clearly show that the vehicle was made or first registered before 1 January 1973"

    Bit more specific than the info from https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-exempt-from-car-tax
     
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    So we need Mike to tell us the reg date to see how near that is
     
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    Thanks everyone. It's definitely date of manufacture that counts. Looks like MB UK is my best bet. Nice tip Xtractor - that got a laugh all round
     
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    It also says if the vehicle was first registered between Jan 1rst and 7th 1973 its presumed to be built the previous year. ;) despite its "1973" registration. That said--- date the car came off the production line from the manufacturer should do the trick.;)
     
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    Thanks to everyone - it is definitely year of manufacture and I will now contact MB UK
     
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    Just be prepared to provide fairly comprehensive personal identity and car ownership details.
     

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