I'm abandoning my 1969 Scimitar SE5 refurb, as the body is so poor.
Instead I'm looking to drop on a used / chopped pickup type body (that in itself has been altered)
and, a Range Rover V8 engine, with a Rover's SD1 gearbox.
From my research so far, my Scimitar will retain;
The chassis intact and unaltered
Front axle & suspension
Rear axle and suspension
Brakes as standard
Steering rack as standard (but with different column)
Is this sufficient to retain the current tax-free status, and mean no BIVA needed ?
Does it matter that the Scimitar has been off the road since 1980's (ie pre-SORN) ?
It is registered correctly on a V5 document
Any help appreciated