Antique Registration/Sticker

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Michael T. Shade
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#1
I have seen a few posts regarding registering a newly built cobra mark 3 as an antique. I am in Fairfax, Virginia and currently have the car registered as a replica due to the info provided by the factory as such. The title states it is a 1965 Superformance Roadster and under Other Pertinent Data on the title it states Replica 2017, the year it was built. In order to get a City Sticker for property tax in Fairfax City I had to provide a bill of sale and the title which I did as a good citizen

So here are my questions:
1. If I go back to the DMV is it possible to revise the registration to get antique status and plates?
2. If I am able to do that can I go back to the City and claim that the car is now registered as an antique and thus get excluded from paying the property tax?

Mts retire55
 

Doug Smith

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#2
If the car is registered as a model year 1965, I think you should be able to get antique plates. I did that with mine many years ago. I think that Fairfax automatically picks up from the DMV if it is registered as an antique. Not positive those. I don't remember having to tell them about mine being an antique but they did pick up on it. Not sure if they do if you change it.
 

Scott Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
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#3
I have seen a few posts regarding registering a newly built cobra mark 3 as an antique. I am in Fairfax, Virginia and currently have the car registered as a replica due to the info provided by the factory as such. The title states it is a 1965 Superformance Roadster and under Other Pertinent Data on the title it states Replica 2017, the year it was built. In order to get a City Sticker for property tax in Fairfax City I had to provide a bill of sale and the title which I did as a good citizen

So here are my questions:
1. If I go back to the DMV is it possible to revise the registration to get antique status and plates?
2. If I am able to do that can I go back to the City and claim that the car is now registered as an antique and thus get excluded from paying the property tax?

Mts retire55
DMV is always a crap shoot. You may luck out and get a stupid clerk that doesn't know what the "2017 Replica" means.
If you do get it changed to Antique, you should not get a bill next year. And you might be able to get it prorated for this year. Not sure if Fairfax City and County work the same. (I'm in Fairfax County).


Of course, you may spend 1-3 hours at DMV for nothing....:tickedoff:
 

Bill Magruder

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#4
When I purchased my SPF in 2006, I registered it in VA as a 1965. VA, at the time, and still may have, in their database a 1965 Superformance for which they register as an antique. Before that, my Backdraft was registered in MD as a 1965 "Replica" which apparently allowed it to be an antique as well.
 

Hector Rodriguez

Contributing Member
#5
My Backdraft has been registered in Va. as an Antique, given the fact that IT IS a replica of a 1965 Cobra, therefore, an antique. Good luck.
now I find myself in the predicament of registering my new "replica" of a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder as antique as well, given the fact that IT IS a replica of a 1955 automobile. Lets see if they come up with some kind of BS, just to make my life miserable.
 

ERAowner

Ed Bushee
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#6
I registered my factory five 33 as an antique but it took some changes on the registration had to say 33. They seem to be getting picky on replicas.
 
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