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Only cars with an engine size of 499cc or 17bhp should be exempt! Anything bigger should be subject to a car scrappage scheme. There! I think we have sorted it!

Peter what are you going to get in exchange?
sorry too big.. bring it down to 479cc...

ohhhh the increase in value would be amazing.....
(we have just 225 N's recorded worldwide... ohhhhh yesssss)
What's the opening bid?
Even RHD!!!!
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It also sadly shows that out of a total number 1775 deaths relating to vehicle use on the roads in 2014, three of those involved cars from the era of the manufacture of the 500.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...toric-interest
That is only one year and does not indicate if the roadworthiness of the vehicle, never mind just things tested by the MOT, was a factor. It's more likely that the deaths were influenced to the lack of occupant protection in the original design of the vehicle.


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It's more likely that the deaths were influenced to the lack of occupant protection in the original design of the vehicle.


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It's just a statistic after all Robert, and the low occurrence of death is probably more a reflection of the relatively low total mileage of this group of vehicles But I pointed it out because it has relevance to the eventual decision made.

The part that the original design plays in the inherent safety of older vehicles is obviously something that no MOT can ever change. My worst nightmares in the Fiat are being hit by another car from the front, side or rear!!! (all my hard work and my mother's undone) If that is the major reason for deaths and injuries in older vehicles perhaps it supports an argument for the lack of need for an MOT?
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Only cars with an engine size of 499cc or 17bhp should be exempt!
I'll just let DVLA know that the engine size has changed back to 499cc (or maybe 479cc, BigV). I wonder if they ever check that. Even at the MOT I think it's just the chassis number they are interested in.

I wonder how many owners actually have the registration document updated with a new engine number and size? I did it straight away because I'm perfect!
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sorry too big.. bring it down to 479cc...

ohhhh the increase in value would be amazing.....
There you go, you rich folk pricing us Muggles out of the market. I wouldn't have an "N" if you paid me......they don't even seem to have a proper roof and have only got half a fuel-tank.
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It's just a statistic after all Robert, and the low occurrence of death is probably more a reflection of the relatively low total mileage of this group of vehicles But I pointed it out because it has relevance to the eventual decision made.

The part that the original design plays in the inherent safety of older vehicles is obviously something that no MOT can ever change. My worst nightmares in the Fiat are being hit by another car from the front, side or rear!!! (all my hard work and my mother's undone) If that is the major reason for deaths and injuries in older vehicles perhaps it supports an argument for the lack of need for an MOT?
Yeah there are not many cars that afford you the luxury of effectively driving around with a fuel tank on your lap!
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Yeah there are not many cars that afford you the luxury of effectively driving around with a fuel tank on your lap!
I call it my airbag. It's the best safety feature on the car because it promotes caution when I'm caught in busy traffic....admittedly not that often up here in Scotland.
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