Updated 11/07/06

OREGON

Antique vehicle: a vehicle that is older than one-half the number of years between the current year and 1900 and that is maintained as a collector's item.

Assembled vehicle: a vehicle:

(1) With a body that does not resemble any particular year model or make of vehicle;
(2) That is not a vehicle rebuilt by a manufacturer;
(3) That is not a vehicle built in a factory where the year model and make are assigned at the factory; and
(4) That is not an antique vehicle, a vehicle of special interest, a reconstructed vehicle or a replica.

Reconstructed vehicle:

(1) A vehicle that:
(a) Has a body that resembles and primarily is a particular year model or make of vehicle;
(b) Is not a vehicle rebuilt by a manufacturer;
(c) Is not a vehicle built in a factory where the year model and make are assigned at the factory; and
(d) Is not a replica; or

(2) A motor truck that has been rebuilt using a component kit if the manufacturer of the kit assigns a vehicle identification number and provides a manufacturer's certificate of origin for the kit.

Replica: a vehicle with a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and give manufacturer.

Street rod: a motor vehicle that:

(1) Was manufactured prior to 1949 or was manufactured to resemble a motor vehicle manufactured prior to 1949;
(2) May be equipped with a drive train, suspension system or brake system that is different from the drive train, suspension system or brake system originally installed on the vehicle;
(3) May have alterations to the dimensions of the original body of the vehicle; and
(4) Is not a motorcycle or an assembled vehicle.

Vehicle of special interest: any American or foreign made vehicle that is maintained as a collector's item and that:

(1) Is a street rod under ORS 801.513; or
(2) Complies with all of the following:
(a) The vehicle must be:

(A) At least 25 years old as dated from any current year; or

(B) Sanctioned as a vehicle of special interest by an established organization that provides for recognition of vehicles of special interest.

(b) If the vehicle is a reconstructed vehicle, the Department of Transportation must determine that the vehicle has been reconstructed with substantially original parts and that the vehicle otherwise complies with this section.

Updated 12-14-06
Oregon Specialty Vehicles:
Oregon adopted new Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) requirements for 2009 model year manufactured vehicles. The LEV standards will exempt newly built specialty vehicles from the state's permanent rules requiring new motor vehicles to meet California's tighter motor vehicle emissions standards. The exemptions are a product of weeks of consultation between state regulators and SEMA. The new regulations will exempt assembled vehicles, replicas, street rods, and custom vehicles from Oregon's LEV standards provided these vehicles are used only for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc., and not for general daily transportation.