ICBC is adding classic cars from the ’60s and 70’s the their collector vehicle program. - submitted photo

ICBC expands collector vehicle program

Muscle cars era vehicles can now get collector licence plates

Starting this summer, ICBC’s collector vehicle program will now accept a wider range of modified vehicles, including those from the muscle car era.

From Deuce Coupes to classic Chevrolet Camaros, if you own a car or truck that was built in 1974 or earlier, now is your chance to join ICBC’s collector vehicle program. Starting March 30, ICBC is accepting applications for specialty cars and trucks up to and including model year 1974. Up until now, the cut-off for the program was vehicles built in 1958 or earlier.

“We want to see the collector car industry in B.C. continue to thrive and evolve with the times,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The inclusion of more car eras helps to expand the horizons of the collector car industry in B.C.

The collector program has also expanded to include replica (non-original) vehicles resembling production built 1942 model year or earlier. Owners will be able to register the replica as it looks (for example, registering it as a 1937 Ford rather than 2014 Ubilt). As well, owners of actual 1942 and earlier vehicles will be able to make more modifications and still be eligible for the collector program.

“The collector vehicle program is incredibly popular with our customers,” said Mark Blucher, ICBC’s president and CEO. “It’s a real passion for many people to customize their vehicles, so we’re very pleased the expansion will allow us to offer the program to even more car enthusiasts.”

ICBC’s modified collector vehicle program was last changed over a decade ago. At that time, approximately 14,000 collector vehicles were registered or actively licensed and insured in B.C. In 2017, there are approximately 26,000 collector vehicles actively licensed and insured in B.C.

To qualify for the collector vehicle program as a modified vehicle, it must meet the following requirements:

Registered as a 1974 model or older,

In excellent condition,

Has been altered so that it resembles but is no longer identical in appearance to the original body,

Has had one of the following components replaced or altered: chassis, engine and/or power train, suspension, steering and braking component.

Those applying to qualify their replica under the collector vehicle program must be registered as a 1942 model or older and be identical in appearance or resemble the original body by the original vehicle manufacturer.

For more information, or to register, visit ICBC’s Collector and Modified vehicles page online.

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