NSW trials logbook rego for modified cars

By: Glenn Torrens, Photography by: Steve Nally

Trial opens up options for restomod owners in NSW

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After the acceptance by enthusiast car owners of the Classic Vehicle Logbook Trial conditional registration scheme in NSW – a value-priced registration scheme that allows classic cars and bikes over 30 years old to be driven up to 60 days per year – the NSW government has upheld its promise to enthusiasts by announcing the acceptance of modified classic vehicles to the scheme in early September.

Like vehicles used under the long-established Historic registration scheme, until now cars on the Classic Vehicle Logbook Trial implemented in October last year have been required to be showroom-standard or fitted only with safety equipment (such as seatbelts and upgraded headlights) or era-correct accessories.

As they are for normal annual registration, an owner of a modified car to be enjoyed on the classic scheme will be required to demonstrate the vehicle’s continued road-legal status with engineer reports if the modifications – such as engine transplants, chassis mods, wheel tubs and larger wheels/tyres - warrant it, after which the cars will be eligible for 60 days per year of general use.

It’s a great idea and will see a further increase in classic car use and enjoyment. Both schemes represent five years of co-operation between a dedicated band of car enthusiasts under the banner of the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs, and various other stakeholders including of course, NSW’s Roads and Maritime Services.

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