What is an antique car or truck? Under MA antique license plate rules, an antique vehicle is a car manufactured at least 25 years ago, which is maintained for use in exhibitions, parades and other public events. If you are interested in Antique Plates there are certain rules to be aware of.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles designates antique plates as “restricted.” “Restricted to those vehicles over 25 years of age, restricted to test drives, movement of vehicles to and from repair locations, and public functions such as parades.”
Steps in the Massachusetts Registration Process
- Fill out and submit an insurance company stamped, RTA form.
- Submit previous, signed over, certificate of title.
Fees to Register an Antique Vehicle in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles requires original, signed over title, antique vehicle application, RTA form (Registration and Title Application) and check payable to the “RMV.” Costs should be: $75.00 for new MA title, $50.00 for plates and 6.25% sales tax.The Registry of Motor Vehicles charges an annual fee of $50.00 for antique plates. The also charge $50.00 for year of manufacture plates.
VEHICLES that qualify
- Classic Cars
- Hot Rods
- Antique Cars
- Modified Cars
- Street Rods
- Exotic Cars
- Classic Motorcycles
Rules to follow
You can drive your car:
Your collectible car needs to be and must be stored inside in a secure locked garage or structure.
Insurance companies will not cover damage to antique vehicles done due to racing.