WHAT IS A HISTORIC VEHICLE
HOW OLD ARE HISTORIC VEHICLES? In NSW, clubs and enthusiasts recognise that historic vehicle are 30 years or older, this is in line with the age eligibility criteria that is internationally accepted. Most clubs also require that historic vehicle ARE ALSO as close to as practicable the vehicle manufacturer’s original specifications. Permissable safety features include turn indicators, period accessories and options.
For Historic Vehicle Registration (HVS) in NSW vehicles must be 30 years older from the date of manufacture AND as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations other than safety features such as seatbelts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options AND officially declared as safe to drive, with either a current Safety Inspection Report certificate or signed as safe to operate by the Scrutineer of a TFNSW Recognised historic vehicle club. Further information on HVS and CVS registration in NSW see our Vehicle Registration page