Six old cars costing less than £3,000 and ALL exempt from ULEZ fees – here’s how to redeem money
WITH the ULEZ loading zone set to expand, many Brits are looking for a new engine to match the required engine specifications.
The ULEZ is an area in London where only eco-friendly cars are allowed to enter.
Drivers of most vehicles will have to pay a £12.50 fee or find an alternative route to get into the capital.
However, if your classic car is more than 40 years old and eligible for the historic vehicle tax bracket, you do not have to pay the ULEZ fee.
Conveniently, auto experts at insurer Hagerty have highlighted five vintage cars that are ULEZ-exempt and affordable.
James Mills, an auto expert at Hagertyagreed this is money: “The Ultra Low Emissions Zone will affect hundreds of thousands of drivers living and visiting London, including owners of collectible older cars less than 40 years old, which is why we wanted to identify some of the most affordable classics that are just old enough to be ULEZ-free – but user-friendly enough to be driven comfortably around the capital.
“And the good news is that anyone can use the Hagerty Price Guide online valuation tool to identify pre-1983 classic cars and get an accurate indication of how much a purchase would cost.”
These are the classic cars that motor experts recommend buying because of their price and reliability.
Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 (1981-1988)
The Vauxhall Cavalier was a large family car sold primarily in the UK by Vauxhall from 1975 to 1995
This car can cost between £1,925 and £2,425.
While all MJ1 Vauxhall Cavaliers are ULEZ-exempt, these are worth a little more money.
However, the MK2 model is cheaper and also exempt from the fee.
Austin Maestro (1982-1995)
The Austin Maestro is a small five-door hatchback family car produced by British Leyland from 1982 to 1987 and by the Rover Group from 1988 to 1994.
And drivers will have to pay between £2,075 and £2,300 to get one.
According to website HowManyLeft.co.uk there are only 100 Austin Maestro left in the UK.
Austin Metro (1980-1986)
The Austin Metro was named by What Car? as Car of the Year in 1983 as MG and again in 1991 as Rover.
It is a supermini car produced by British Leyland and later Rover Group from 1980 to 1998.
This car is priced between £2,075 and £2,425.
Citroën BX (1983-1994)
Only the earliest British examples of the Citroen family car from the 1980s and early 1990s (those registered from 1983) are exempt from the ULEZ.
The average price for this car is between £2,300 and £2,400.
Average prices have increased by just £25 over the last 12 months – from £2,125 to £2,150.
The last of Hagerty’s recommended cars is not a classic car that is over 40 years old.
But it’s ULEZ-exempt and costs £2,550.
The MG F and MG TF are mid-engine, rear-wheel drive roadsters sold by three manufacturers between 1995 and 2011 under the MG brand.
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