Car in bits again...
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Re: Sprint 6C build up
Normally the MoT doesn't refer to the C&U regs - that would only happen if you had to submit the car for SVA (or IVA as it is now known) - then the full weight of the regulations is thrown at the car.
If the car is already registered (which it is) and there is no obvious evidence that side repeaters were fitted, you might be OK. I can't remember when the side repeater rules came in either, but the compulsory rear foglight was 1982, about the time the final Cortina was phased out (which didn't have side repeaters).
My MoT man is quite fair with the Nova, but did refuse to pass the car without exterior rear view mirrors, even though legally I wasn't obliged to fit them (I was hoping to rely soley on the telecam), because in his opinion the car was unsafe to drive without them.
I think it is unlikely that the car will fail on such a minor point, but the tester does have the authority to do this if he feels it necessary.
You could always slip a flush mount repeater into the front bumper trim if they get insistent!
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