Preserving vintage cars is of good taste and should be appreciated. A car that is 50 years old is called a vintage car. And the two and four-wheelers should maintain the original form then it is called a vintage car. These cars and vehicles may not be driven regularly and not should be used commercially.
For the vintage cars there are no rules to date, but, there will be new rules for them as well.
“The new rules shall provide a hassle-free process along with salient features such as retention of old numbers for already registered vehicles and a VA series (unique registration mark) for fresh registrations,” minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari tweeted a few days ago.
1. A vintage motor vehicle shall not be driven on roads for regular or commercial purposes, it said.
2. Which cars will be defined as vintage cars? The rules say all 2/4 wheelers over 50 years shall be defined as vintage motor vehicles. But they should not have undergone any substantial overhaul. The original form must be retained.
3. Application for registration or re-registration shall be made as per Form 20 and shall be accompanied by an insurance policy, fee, bill of entry in case of imported vehicles, and an old RC in case of an already registered vehicle in India.
4. The state registering authority shall issue a certificate of registration as per Form 23A, within 60 days.
5. The new registration rules say vehicles that are already registered can retain their original Registration Mark. For a new registration, the registration mark will be assigned as XX VA YY. Here, the VA stands for vintage, XX stands for state code and YY will be a two-letter series and “8” is a number from 0001 to 9999 allotted by the state registering authority.
6. Fees for new registration will be ₹20,000 and the subsequent re-registration fee will be ₹5,000.