Difference between Antique and Classic Cars




Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Antique and Classic Cars. Comparison and Differences.

Antique Motor Vehicle

A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications.

Classic Motor Vehicle

A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured at least 15 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance.

Vintage Registration Plates

A vintage registration plate is a “period-issued” registration plate from 1906 to 1976 to be displayed on an antique or classic vehicle with the same corresponding model year. Vintage registration plates are not manufactured or issued by PennDOT. Applicants are required to provide the vintage registration plate they wish to display on their antique or classic vehicle.

Difference between Antique and Classic Cars

S.No. Antique Cars Classic Cars
1 Any car over 45 years old is considered to be an antique car. Cars between 20-45 years old are considered classic cars.
2 Need to have an antique car insurance. Need classic car insurance.
3 Special license plate needed. Should be kept in as close to their original design and specifications as possible. Include corvettes, cars convertibles, sports cars & more.

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