Originally Posted by CTWV50
Nah, I won't be beaten by the authorities! It's a roadworthy vehicle give or take a few more bits of s**t.
Ha, it's not just that, whilst you need a budget IRO £800-900+ just for the paperwork (£450 test, 1 retest at £90, transport (possibly insurance) to and from the test, first reg fee (£55?), £230 tax), it's the cost of the additional parts for compliance, then ~£500 per annum in tax and insurance...all in all, you're not going to get that much change from a £2K spend. I'm unlikely to add £2K of value to the car.
When you think I would probably do 1000/2000 miles a year in it, it's not the sort of car you can park up an leave for an hour at your local supermarket, I have a fairly (but not super) quick and very fun daily driver, I primarily want to do track days and something a bit more with it; me doing an IVA just doesn't make enough sense to justify the expenditure. That money can be much more usefully spent...