Updated 11/07/06

PENNSYLVANIA

ANTIQUE MOTOR VEHICLE: a motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications.

CLASSIC MOTOR VEHICLE: a motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured at least 15 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Any classic motor vehicle registered under section 1340 (relating to antique and classic plates) on the effective date of the amendment to this definition which fails to qualify as a classic motor vehicle pursuant to these provisions may retain such classic registration unless another type of registration is applied for and issued for the vehicle.

COLLECTIBLE MOTOR VEHICLE: a reconstructed motor vehicle substantially modified from the manufacturer's original specifications and appearance and maintained in a collectible condition as determined by the Department of Transportation.

COLLECTIBLE MOTOR VEHICLE: a reconstructed or modified motor vehicle substantially modified from the manufacturer's original specifications an appearance and maintained in a collectible condition as determined by the Department of Transportation.

MODIFIED VEHICLE: a vehicle of a type required to be registered under this title materially altered by the addition, deletion, substitution or modification of the body, chassis or essential parts, new or used. The term does not include vehicles that have been repaired to the function and appearance of vehicles in their original condition or vehicles where final-stage or second-stage manufacturers provide a manufacturer statement of origin or a federally required certification label at the time of the original title and registration application.

RECONSTRUCTED VEHICLE: a vehicle, other than an antique or classic vehicle, for which a certificate of salvage was issued and is thereafter restored to operating condition to meet the vehicle equipment and inspection standards under Part IV (relating to vehicle characteristics).

SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED VEHICLE: a vehicle not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles.

STREET ROD: a motor vehicle, or a reproduction thereof, with a model year of 1948 or older which has been materially altered or modified by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts and with a gross weight or registered gross weight of not more than 9,000 pounds.

Pennsylvania Emissions Exemption: SAN is supporting a bill to exempt vehicles driven less than 5,000 miles in the previous 12 months from emissions inspections. Under the measure, the vehicle must have been owned by one individual for at least one year.

Pennsylvania Exhaust Systems: SAN is opposing legislation that would prohibit the use of exhaust systems other than a "factory-installed muffler" or a "muffler meeting factory specifications." SEMA beat back identical legislation in the 2004 legislative session. The House Transportation Committee Chairman has indicated to SAN that the bill will not get committee consideration.

Pennsylvania Nitrous Oxide: Legislation to prohibit the highway use of a vehicle equipped to supply nitrous oxide to the engine unless the system is made inoperative by disconnecting the line feeding nitrous oxide or removing the containers from the vehicle remains pending in Pennsylvania. The bill is based on SAN-model legislation offered to state legislators as a compromise to a complete ban on nitrous oxide systems.