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post #1 of 23 Old 04-19-2017, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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That's a classic

Just got my 93 LX 427 back on the road. Been driving around town. At the gas station. Young guy said. "That car is a classic" WTF. I'm getting old. Too me it's not a classic. It might be time to put some old man plates on her.

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-19-2017, 10:26 AM
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U can put historical tags on it next year.


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I have antique tags on my 90. ANTIQUE
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I have antique tags on my 90. ANTIQUE
Love it!! LOL.
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Have less than 70000 on my fox. Anyone have less???
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In CT. you can register as a classic after 20yrs. and emissions exempt after 25yrs. I will be changing the reg on my 93 to classic and get the ugly antique plates to save on reg fees and she's almost emissions exempt!!
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The rules in TX for emissions counties are: after 25yrs, no vehicle has to pass emissions, regardless of registration. It just goes through a safety inspection. When a vehicle is 25 years old, it is eligible for antique registration that is performed only once in every 5 year period. Any antique vehicle does not require an inspection at all, just insurance to drive on public roads. registration is $50 for 5yrs and insurance is cheaper.
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Mine just turned 70k last year.

And my 88, in PA, is an antique also.

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Gonna have a 427 in this one soon. Thanks for reminding me I can go antique - I think this year.

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I bought my car brand new and registered it with antique tags in Virginia as soon as I was allowed. No more registration fees or inspections. The rules are below. I like where it says "testing its operation" and "occasional pleasure driving not to exceed 250 miles from your residence." The word "occasional" can be interpreted however you want and 250 miles from my residence is a long way. I pretty much drive it whenever I want and even to work a few times a year on nice days.

Participation in antique car club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, and similar events.
Testing its operation, obtaining repairs or maintenance, selling the vehicle or trailer, transportation to and from events as described in number 1 above and for the occasional pleasure driving not to exceed 250 miles from your residence.
Carrying or transporting passengers, personal effects or other antique motor vehicles being transported for show purposes.

I've also had several people comment on my wheels recently by calling them "old school". I like them because they aren't common and look pretty good on a fox mustang.


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Years ago I was jamming to the radio and thinking "gosh they're playing some great tunes" and just before they went to a commercial I realized I had the oldies station on. That's how you know you're old, the "classic" and "oldies" stations are playing the jams you loved.
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36,000 on my fox. tags on it read 2001. I guess not having the engine in it helps keep the miles off. Lol.
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Anything older than 1996 in Illinois doesn't do emissions testing, regardless of antique or not. They finally realized that there is a minuscule amount of cars 1996 and older on the roads in Illinois.
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61k original miles on my '95. I have to run classic car insurance to avoid emissions testing. I don't run any cats or any other smog equipment.
67 and newer get emissions testing here.

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Have less than 70000 on my fox. Anyone have less???
58k on mine. Historical tags, pay $25 once. Done.

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Indiana sucks. Has to older than a 1976. Anything newer than that needs emissions. Have to get a declaration from insurance company. Its all about money. Lol
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In Georgia, it doesn't matter what plates you have. Classic, antique, whatever. You actually pay a special fee for antique plates and don't save a dime on value taxes.

Emissions goes by vehicle age, not special plates.

Tax goes by vehicle listed value, not type of plate.

Special plates all cost a little extra.

To show you how little people pay attention, I was in line behind someone at the tag office. They had some non-descript common old car that went past 25 years. They said "I guess my car is turning into a classic and going up in value." They thought their tag fee went up because the car value went up when it was really the bond issue and the special tag they paid for. They obviously did not know a car is property, and the bond add-on went to all property...not just homes....and the tag does nothing but create an extra special plate fee.


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In Georgia, it doesn't matter what plates you have. Classic, antique, whatever. You actually pay a special fee for antique plates and don't save a dime on value taxes.

Emissions goes by vehicle age, not special plates.

Tax goes by vehicle listed value, not type of plate.

Special plates all cost a little extra.
Same here in MA

No sniffer test for pre-OBD2 cars. You pretty much just a yearly safety inspection.

Yearly excise tax is based on vehicle value, which is based on a formula derived from MSRP and age of car. I think the state values my Mustang at $800.

Antique plates are at age 25, and carry a set of restrictions as to when you can drive the car. Since there is nothing to gain for me, I just run vanity plates, and insure the car under a collector policy for $10K through Haggerty.

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In KY no emissions testing. Back in the early 2000s we had it in a few of the more populated city's. People complained and it went away for good. Tags cost me around 20$ insurance is 17 a month. Car is only worth a few 1000 in KYs eyes!!
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Registered my 89 as an antique when I purchased it in 2010. Had the oldest car in my high school! I was 17 at the time making the car older than me, so yeah I would say they are becoming old school for sure. Fox bodies do seem to occupy a grey area between late model and classic muscle cars.
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My Thunderbird will be 30 years old next year. I wouldn't say it's classic, but it is an old car. I've had antique tags on it since it was 25 years old, for cheaper registration and insurance.

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Emissions testing in IL? Never had to do that...
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I use to have a 85, 5.0 I bought in 86. My brother bought a new 5.0 in 89. We were talking about this the other day that it was 28 years ago he bought it. Seems like it was yesterday. Now about my 66. I have classic insurance but regular registration. I keep it in good mechanical condition so I'm not worried about state inspection and Wyoming county doesn't have emission testing.

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