Car icon Assembled Classic Motor Vehicle

An Assembled Classic Motor Vehicle is a vehicle which was originally manufactured more than 30 years prior to application for title with one or more major component parts replaced by parts that are essentially the same in design and material to that originally supplied by the manufacturer for the specific year, make and model of vehicle (§60-142.02).

A major component part is defined as one of the following §60-120:

  • Engine (Motor) - with or without accessories
  • Transmission
  • Nose - that portion of the body from the front to the firewall when acquired or transferred as a complete unit (§60-125)
  • Frame - that portion of a vehicle upon which other components are affixed, such as the engine, body or transmission (§60-116)
  • Body - that portion of a vehicle that determines its shape and appearance and is attached to the frame but does not include the box or bed for a truck (§60-105)
  • Door
  • Rear Clip – means two or more of the following, all dismantled from the same vehicle: (§60-128)
    1. a quarter panel or fender;
    2. floor panel assembly;
    3. trunk lid or gate.
  • Cowl – means that portion of the vehicle house the firewall, windshield and instrument panel.

Once the vehicle has been completely assembled an inspection by a Qualified Car Club Representative, a Vehicle Inspection and an Assigned ID Number is required prior to issuance of a title.

The vehicle must be presented to a Qualified Car Club Representative for an inspection which includes an examination of the vehicle to verify that each non-original major component part is essentially the same in design and material to that originally supplied by the manufacturer for the specific year, make and model of vehicle, including the appropriate engine, body material and body shape. The Qualified Car Club Representative conducting the inspection must be approved by the DMV for inspection of the type, era, make and model that the Assembled Classic Motor Vehicle belongs.

There is no fee for the Qualified Car Club Representative inspection.

The vehicle and the required supporting documentation must be presented to the local County Sheriff for an inspection which includes an examination of the vehicle, notation of the current odometer reading and a comparison of the VINs. To pass inspection, the VIN on the bills of sale must be found on the vehicle.

Supporting Documentation:

The fee for the Sheriff’s Inspection is $10.00. The Sheriff’s Inspection expires 90 days after the date of inspection.

An Assigned ID Number Application, along with a $20.00 fee, photocopies of all supporting documentation and the original of the Sheriff’s Inspection must be submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Records Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Once the Assigned ID Number plate is manufactured it is mailed to the applicant along with an Affidavit that must be signed and presented to the County Treasurer attesting to the fact that the VIN has been affixed properly to the vehicle. After the new Assigned ID Number has been properly affixed to the vehicle, a title can be issued.

To obtain a Certificate of Title for an assembled vehicle the supporting documentation must be surrendered to the County Treasurer along with an Application for Certificate of Title. The fee for issuance of a Certificate of Title is $10.00. Please contact your County Treasurer for information regarding acceptable methods of payment.

The title for an Assembled Classic Motor Vehicle will show the original year make and model of the vehicle. The VIN will be the DMV assigned VIN.



Questions regarding Assembled Classic Motor Vehicles may be addressed by email or by phone at 402.471.3918.