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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by Rustychain on January 29, 2018, 08:04:39 PM »
You need to speak to your insurers & establish the facts!
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by Venatore on January 29, 2018, 07:38:22 PM »
So,
If I spend 6 months in the Uk and 6 in Italy on 3 month cycles where do I stand?
And what about my 1959 Land Rover which in the UK is of an age that it no longer requires a MOT or tax to legally drive on the road. Can I still drive with impunity in italy and park it outside my Italian house?
V.
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by Vignaverde on January 29, 2018, 04:17:39 PM »
If you are resident here then obviously that is a whole new thing. You should also change your licence after 12 months.
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by GeordieBorn on January 29, 2018, 10:56:09 AM »
My understanding is if you are a resident and owning and driving a UK regardless of insurance you are potentially in trouble unless you can prove when you bought the car into italy.
Have a look at the EU regulations https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/vehicles/registration/taxes/index_en.htm

Very good link and the subsequent link at the bottom for specifically  "Italy" is worth a read. Of course as with anything like this you still have to at times convince the authorities here that this is correct!
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by old timer on January 29, 2018, 10:38:49 AM »
My understanding is if you are a resident and owning and driving a UK regardless of insurance you are potentially in trouble unless you can prove when you bought the car into italy.
Have a look at the EU regulations https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/vehicles/registration/taxes/index_en.htm
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by Vignaverde on January 28, 2018, 06:56:04 PM »
Relaxed has hit the nail on the head. There could be people here who genuinely meet the requirements that enable them to drive a car here and there could be others running along the grey lines. At the end of the day the minimum legal requirement to drive in Europe is insurance. If you have this there is not a lot anyone can do. We can all say that we passed the border of france after 6 months and spent time in france or any other eu country and no one would know any different unless the police have been outside your house for 1 year taking photos every day. Is this right? Is this legal? Well its all down to interpretation BUT if you have onsirance cover and you are NOT a resident here then I would be more than happy to drive around in a car that followed the old rules of Stuart Collins.

The original poster has said that they are changing their stance on this so be aware and check your legal status.
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by old timer on January 28, 2018, 05:33:18 PM »
Very pleased to see your input linseed. It has been greatly missed.
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Motoring / GPL Cars
« Last post by Brush Strokes on January 28, 2018, 11:06:17 AM »
Does anyone have any experience/knowledge of GPL cars? I'm aware they are a lot cheaper to run, but do they need more regular servicing, do the engines last as long as a say a conventional petrol engine?

Any info, good or bad would be appreciated, as I know very little about them.

Thanks
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by GeordieBorn on January 27, 2018, 12:39:46 AM »
I do think Relaxed these days can talk a load of pap! However in this instance is spot on, come on play the game... But if it's all got Linseed and a lot more off their fat ass... well ... "where is that couch Linseed used to hide behind"..
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Motoring / Re: Stuart Collins Car Insurance
« Last post by Relaxed on January 26, 2018, 11:25:43 PM »
Good to see you back linseed.

Probably (also) the consideration of whether you are resident in Italy enters into this question.

I agree with Superman and linseed that if you (resident or not) are driving a SORNd UK car ANYWHERE then it isn't legal (but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't insured). If I was the insurer I would refuse the claim, (on the basis that your car was not legal on any roads worldwide), but other insurers might not.

If you are resident in Italy, and driving a UK SORNd car, if I was the carabiniere who pulled you up I would confiscate the car. I would also not let you have it back until you had converted your UK driving licence to an Italian one, and re-registered your car (at considerable cost) onto Italian plates.

But - and we have all benefited from this - Italians are very generous. Try running an IT reg car in the UK, and one day after six months you will have a rather unfriendly UK cop banging on your door. For this reason alone I think we should try, as far as possible, to be entirely legal about this stuff.

I do understand the absolute frustration of not being able to own an Italian registered 'banger' unless you are resident. That is crazy, and counterproductive. But to run a SORNd UK car you are basically evading paying UK car tax, and that's a pretty offensive tiny saving IMO.
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