Updated 11/07/06
FLORIDA

Horseless Carriage: a motor vehicle for private use manufactured in 1945 or earlier, equipped with an engine manufactured in 1945 or earlier or manufactured to the specifications of the original engine, and operated on the streets and highways of this state.

Antique: a motor vehicle for private use manufactured after 1945 and of the age of 30 years or more after the date of manufacture, equipped with an engine of the age of 30 years or more after the date of manufacture, and operated on the streets and highways of this state.

Historical: a motor vehicle as defined in this section and manufactured in the model year 1974 or earlier.

Street Rod: a modified motor vehicle manufactured before 1949 which is maintained primarily for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest but not for general transportation. For the purposes of this section, the word "modified" means that an engine, a driveline, a suspension, brakes, or other component parts manufactured after 1949 are installed.

Kit Car: a motor vehicle made from a manufactured kit body which is placed on a frame which may be purchased with the kit body, purchased separately, or homemade. The engine and transmission are usually purchased separately or may be from the same vehicle as the frame.

Florida Street Rods/Custom Cars: SAN model legislation to create vehicle titling and registration classifications for street rods and custom vehicles will be reintroduced in Florida next year after not receiving committee consideration in 2006. The bill defined a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948. Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles are assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. The measure also exempted street rods and customs from periodic vehicle inspections and emissions inspections.