How Old Does a Car Have to Be Before It Is Considered an Antique Car?
The DMV rules concerning antique designation vary from state to state but generally require the vehicle to be at least 25 to 50 years old or manufactured prior to a certain year. Registered antique cars are limited use vehicles subject to additional rules and restrictions.
Obtain additional information on how to register a vehicle as an antique or classic car and get the appropriate license plates by contacting a local state DMV office. In many states, drivers can only operate these vehicles within a designated distance from the driver's place of residence unless the purpose of the drive is for repairs, auction, sale or exhibition at a show or parade.