Updated 11/07/06

COLORADO

Street rod vehicle: a vehicle manufactured in 1948 or earlier with a body design which has been modified for safe road use, including, but not limited to, modifications to the drive train, suspension, and brake systems, modifications to the body through the use of materials such as steel or fiberglass, and any other safety or comfort features.

Homemade vehicle: a vehicle which is constructed by a manufacturer not licensed by the state of Colorado and which is not recognizable as a commercially manufactured vehicle.

Rebuilt vehicle: a vehicle which has been assembled from parts of two or more commercially manufactured vehicles or which has been altered in such a manner that it is not readily recognizable as a commercially manufactured vehicle of a given year. "Rebuilt vehicle" includes a street rod vehicle.

Parts car: a motor vehicle, generally in nonoperable condition, which is owned by a collector to furnish or to supply parts that are usually nonobtainable from normal sources, thus enabling a collector or other collectors to preserve, restore, complete, and maintain a vehicle of historic or special interest.

Collector's item: a motor vehicle, including a truck or truck tractor, that is:

(a) At least twenty-five years old.

Updated 12-14-06
Colorado Kit Cars:
SAN members scored another major victory when a version of SEMA model legislation to create a titling and registration class for kit cars was signed into law. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2007, includes the added benefit of exempting kit cars from Colorado's emissions inspection program. The law defines a "kit vehicle" as a passenger-type motor vehicle assembled by someone other than a licensed manufacturer, from a manufactured kit that includes a prefabricated body and chassis and is accompanied by a manufacturer's statement of origin. Colorado Restoration Projects: SAN-supported legislation creating a rebuilder's certificate of title for motor vehicles in the process of being restored was signed into law. The new law allows vehicles without a title to be issued a rebuilder's title based on the vehicle's early date of manufacture, design, historical interest, or status as a collector's item. In order to qualify the vehicle must not be roadworthy at the time of application, be at least 25 years old, and have a rolling chassis among its components. In addition the applicant must have a certified VIN inspection performed on the vehicle and an accompanying statement with specific vehicle information.

Colorado Restoration Projects: SAN-supported legislation creating a rebuilder's certificate of title for motor vehicles in the process of being restored was signed into law. The new law allows vehicles without a title to be issued a rebuilder's title based on the vehicle's early date of manufacture, design, historical interest, or status as a collector's item. In order to qualify the vehicle must not be roadworthy at the time of application, be at least 25 years old, and have a rolling chassis among its components. In addition the applicant must have a certified VIN inspection on the vehicle and an accompanying statement with specified information about the vehicle.