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Mostly. The only exception is if the car (or bike) is not going to be used on the road for a while, then you can declare that, then you don't have to pay tax for that period.

Some people pay six months tax on their bike in the Spring, ride it throughout the warmer months, then declare it 'off road' in the Autumn.
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Guess it would be mileage based, my 98 Caddy STS gets 30 on the highway and mid 20's about town.

Tax liability would appear, they where to pay me then. Given the coolness.
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Oh, it's a green tax thing. I get it, sort of.
Are collectors hit the same way, i mean if you run your suicide doored Lincoln or 55 Chevy about say, 5 times a year...is it the same?
Pre- '75 vehicles are exempt from paying road tax. I think this is a rolling 40-year exemption for classic vehicles...
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"Steam vehicles
You don’t have to pay vehicle tax on any steam-powered vehicle."

I should hope not!
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"Steam vehicles
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I should hope not!
A little re-working of the cam timing, small high pressure (300psi?) instant water heater, steam compatible injectors, gas tank now water tank. A Sportsteamer is born.

Oh, and a steam powered whistle for sure, everyone will definitely hear you!
Since you'd lose the carb, a great spot to put the whistle under the traditional ham can.

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Guess it would be mileage based,
Mileage, and emissions, I believe.
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I would sign, however it might hurt the cause.
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One of my work mates has a small 200cc quad, he has to pay around 200 pounds to tax that for the year. His wife's car is 30 pound.
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My car is £110 the same model 6 months younger is £30.
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Wonder how much a boat tax is there.
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