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    Two years ago FL stopped the "collectable" tag. YOu can still use a tag from way back yonder, but they have to be original.
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    Missouri Historic Plates

    I get a log sheet for the miles I put on the car, only restrictions are 25 years or +. 1000 miles personal use. Unlimited for educational, repairs, or car shows. Doesn't have to be original. Mailed in for it and it costs 25 bucks, insurance is dirt cheap.

    The good thing is you never have to get it inspected ever again and the plates look Identical to the regular plates. Just an H in front of the 5 numbers. Other than that they don't use any letters. The color scheme and holograms are also the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackup460
    I have historic plates. Has to be atleast 25 years old.

    The don't do classic plates here anymore. They had to be atleast 20 years old.
    Yep thats what I was taught. Classics are cars 20 years and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benney002
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackup460
    I have historic plates. Has to be atleast 25 years old.

    The don't do classic plates here anymore. They had to be atleast 20 years old.
    Yep thats what I was taught. Classics are cars 20 years and up.
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    so my 80 linc and 81 merc ar classics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilcrownvic
    Quote Originally Posted by Benney002
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackup460
    I have historic plates. Has to be atleast 25 years old.

    The don't do classic plates here anymore. They had to be atleast 20 years old.
    Yep thats what I was taught. Classics are cars 20 years and up.
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    I thought it was 20 here in Viriginia too. Though a lot of the car shows are 25 and up only :-( I need paint before I start showing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marquisman
    so my 80 linc and 81 merc ar classics?
    I would not want to suffer the ridicule of being seen with collector plates on a 81 Grand Marquis.
    As was mentioned already, qualifying for collector plates does not a classic make. Even if they are called "classic" plates in your state.

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    It all depends on the state...

    In Texas: 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.

    Applications must be filed with the county tax assessor-collector. The specialty license plate fee for the five-year period is: vehicles manufactured in 1921 and subsequent years $50.30; vehicles manufactured in 1920 and prior years $40.30. These fees are prorated yearly. Of each specialty license plate fee collected, $.50 is sent to the county in which the owner resides.


    If you want to drive it, then...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.

    The regular registration fee and other applicable fees are submitted to the county tax assessor-collector’s office when the plates are approved. Of each specialty license plate fee collected, $.50 is sent to the county in which the owner resides.


    What is not expressly stated is that a vehicle so registered may legally display plates that were used in the year the vehicle was produced. Of course, in Texas, that means anything between 1975 and potentially 1994 or so is stuck with plates that used those stupid renewal sticker tags in the corner of the plate.

    I actually submitted the paperwork when I had the Montego since I had a neighborhood association getting pissy about the car just sitting in the driveway and not being driven. I didn't have the current plates on it, but rather had the ones that were the previous set...any cop running the tags would have had the return comeback to the vehicle. Before the antique tages came in, though, I moved out of that area.

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    I think in NY it's 25 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88MercWagon
    I think in NY it's 25 years old.
    that is correct


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercracer
    Quote Originally Posted by marquisman
    so my 80 linc and 81 merc ar classics?
    I would not want to suffer the ridicule of being seen with collector plates on a 81 Grand Marquis.
    As was mentioned already, qualifying for collector plates does not a classic make. Even if they are called "classic" plates in your state.
    but it isent an 81 grand marquis, its an 81 marquis brougham 2door

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    Quote Originally Posted by marquisman
    but it isent an 81 grand marquis, its an 81 marquis brougham 2door
    Your nitpicking dude , I wouldnt get antique/collecter whatever until the car is 30. The Linc however is an exception b/c it will be basically restored. The 81 however nice doesn't qualify in the eyes of the general population, all they see is another Marquis .
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    hahahaha, kevin, w3rd up my anti-rice dude?!?!

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    Eek "classic"

    I don't know about "a classic," but I think this body style ('96 GM) is classic:
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    well as I have investigated this in the province of Ontario once before I may be able to help you. I found that it depends who you ask. Antique 100 + years, Classic 50+ years, 20+ special interest. This is the technicl definition. Most insurance companies call classic 30 years and over, and antique 50 years and older. special interest anything else. In my opintion anything that survived more than 25 years can be considered a classic.

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    holy random thread popup batman!lol i do to think classic is 25years

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    I got Antique tags on teh '82. She just turned 25 last November!
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    I've read that Illinois allows a resident to get antique/classic plates for vehicles 25 years and older, but said vehicle can then be driven only 3,000 miles per year. My main reason to do something like that would be for the accompanying exemption from emissions inspections, but if I needed to drive a lot, I'd need to have quite a fleet!
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