I tried to read it the way you read it Jamie but the reg states when the vehicle is eligible (ie; “during its production series”). Hence it doesn’t have to say when it’s ineligible. There’s a tell, “provided it is sold” not “was sold”. Hence current tense, as in “during its production series” not past tense as in “after its production series”. There is no other way that I can read it.cossie55 wrote:This probably isn't the place for a 3E discussion. so for those only interested in 3j, turn away now.
This is the 2.2 (f) rule as far as I can see here in the manual.
2.2 (f) Once an automobile has been recognised by CAMS, and its recognition form issued, that make and specific model of vehicle shall remain eligible during its production series, even if the MSRP price of that vehicle exceeds the price cap in subsequent years post its approval, provide it is sold by the manufacturer as an Identical Automobile.
This rule is there to specify that a car that begins under the price cap remains eligible, even if it goes above the cap during its production series. No where does it say that the car becomes ineligible when it is outside its prodction series.
In fact if you try to read it that way it makes no sense, as it would have to be read that the car becomes ineligible once its production series ends, which clearly isn't the case.
I understand that you have read it this way for years, but maybe try to read it the other way, I think that you will see when you do that, that what you are suggesting is not the case.
BTW, I am not trying to say whether it is good, bad, right or wrong that this is the case with 3E. It is merely about the rules as they stand.
More importantly, to further support my view, that’s the way it was enforced until recently.