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Old 06-13-2006, 08:05 AM
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TX Registration - classic car?

I live in TX and was told once that I had the option to register my 69 Nova as a 'classic car'. Therefor I wouldn't need to have an inspection or registration sticker in the window of the car (and was also told that rookie cops would pull me over until they learned about it)

I decided to do a normal registration a few years ago. Well the car has been sitting up and now it's finally getting back on the road, and the registration has of coarse expired.

I want to register it as a classic car in texas, but I can't find any information about it on the gov websites... does anyone have any knowledge of this?

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I registered as a classic in TX. I still have the sticker in the window and had to pay full price. $53.80. I was told they have another classic car registration that is only $12.00 but you can not drive on the road unless it is to and from a parade or car show. If you want to drive it anywhere and regularly you will have to get the full registration and pay full price. However, for what it's worth, I did get a 1937 TX license plate and they let me use that as the classic car plate.
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Here are the links for classic and antique

Classic license plates are issued to passenger cars that are 25 or more years old. The fee is $15 in addition to the regular registration and other applicable fees. The application and specialty plate license fee is submitted to the Vehicle Titles and Registration Division.Classic Auto

Antique plates are issued for passenger cars, trucks, or motorcycles that are at least 25 years old and are a collector’s item. The vehicle must be used exclusively for exhibitions, club activities, parades, or other functions of public interest. Vehicles displaying Antique license plates may not be used for regular transportation; however, the vehicle may be driven to and from a location for routine maintenance. The vehicle may not carry advertising.Antique Vehicle

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Classic license plates are issued to passenger cars that are 25 or more years old. The fee is $15 in addition to the regular registration and other applicable fees. The application and specialty plate license fee is submitted to the Vehicle Titles and Registration Division.Classic Auto
If you register as a classic car/plates, do you need to have an inspection done once a year? That is what I really want to eliminate...
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If you register as a classic car/plates, do you need to have an inspection done once a year? That is what I really want to eliminate...
No.

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It's nice to know I don't need an inspection. Since I already did it, I guess I will not update it when it comes due.

Well sorry guys after doing a web search it looks like classic cars DO need to have the inspection. Check out the following link.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/vi/Misc...pe.htm#antique

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I guess all the guys in our club have their cars registered as antique cause none of them have inspection stickers. Looks like I will be doing the same, don't want some pimple faced high schooler testing the brakes on my 34 .

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If you have classic auto plates you do need an inspection sticker and a registration sticker on your windshield. You may use this vehicle as a daily driver.

With antique vehicle you don't need an inspection sticker and aren't issued a registration sticker. This registration has restrictions as stated above.

My '56 truck is registered as antique vehicle . I have never been stopped and questioned about it. Of course I comply with the rules.
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Just a heads up that, since this type of question comes up so often, I've set up a central "wiki" page for us to address it.

"Wiki" pages are similar to bulletin board discussions. However, on a wiki page, anyone (including you) can edit the page. So, we all work together to create one central document.

To check out the wiki page for titling your hot rod, see this link: How to Title a Hot Rod. If you have any information on titling hot rods, please add it to the wiki page -- just click one of the "edit" links.

For more information on the wiki, see this page: Main Wiki Page.
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