Sometimes we make the mistake of referring to vehicles that have many years as classic or historic cars. However, consider a car as a member of this exclusive group does not depend on our perception, but requires an official certification that is granted to meet a series of requirements. Otherwise, a car can only be considered as old if it is more than 10 years old, or old if it is more than 20 years old. When we register our car within the select group of historic cars, we obtain a series of advantages.
What benefits do we talk about? Apart from the advantage it supposes when it comes to assessing the value of the vehicle as it increases, in some locations the historic cars do not pay municipal circulation tax and in others, half is paid. In addition, the period to pass the ITV is extended, even up to five years without the need to pass the inspection, depending on the type of car concerned.
Requirements for your vehicle to be historic
MINIMUM AGE: 30 YEARS
The main requirement to be able to officially access the historical vehicle denomination is that it is 30 or more years old from the date of manufacture or registration in case the former is unknown. This has been modified on May 20 of this year, as we can see in the modification of article 1.1 of the Regulation of Historical Vehicles of the BOE, to adapt to European regulations (before they were 25 years old).
NOT HAVING SUFFERED ANY SUBSEQUENT TECHNICAL MODIFICATIONS
It is imperative that all parts of the car are original. In the event that any part has undergone any subsequent modification, said part must have been created in the same period of manufacture of the vehicle.
CARS DECLARED ASSETS OF CULTURAL INTEREST
It is considered a vehicle as a good of cultural interest when the car has some particularity such as having belonged to an important personality, having been manufactured for a particular occasion, like a movie that is now a cult or having a number of very limited specimens.
Some vehicles can be of collection by different characteristics that denote a special importance: by the number of them that exist, by some special singularity …
This type of vehicle so exclusive would also fit into the so-called historical vehicles.