RHODE ISLAND

Antique motor car: any motor vehicle which is more than twenty-five (25) years old. Unless fully inspected and meeting inspection requirements, the vehicle may be maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest and may not be used primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods over any public highway.

Specially constructed vehicle: every vehicle of a type that must be registered under chapters 3 -- 9 of this title, but not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model, or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles and not materially altered from its original construction.

Street rod: a motor vehicle that:

(i) Is a 1948 or older vehicle; or the vehicle was manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949; and
(ii) Has been altered from the manufacturer's original design; or has a body constructed from nonoriginal materials.

Custom vehicle: any motor vehicle that:

(1) Is at least twenty-five (25) or more years old and of a model year after 1948; or was manufactured to resemble a vehicle twenty-five (25) years old and of a model year after 1948; and
(2) Has been altered from the manufacturer's original design; or has a body constructed from nonoriginal materials.
(3) The model year and the year of manufacture that are listed on the certificate of title of a custom vehicle shall be the model year and year of manufacture that the body of such vehicle resembles.