Street Rod Life

NY Rod and Custom Title Process

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SEMA is helping make it easy to title your rod –

If you live in New York, listen up! There is new legislation (A.B. 6563) to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles that has been reintroduced in the New York State Assembly.  The bill defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.

SEMA has made it almost too easy to support this proposed bill – all you need to do is follow this link which provides you with an email template that goes to all of your New York reps and officials to see your support. Easy and effective, thanks SEMA!

Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. A few pointers from A.B. 6563 include:

  • Allows for the use of non-original materials
  • Exempts street rods and customs from a range of standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in the model year that the vehicle resembles) and emissions inspections.
  • Provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.
  • Provides for special license plates for street rods and custom vehicles and permits the use of blue dot taillights.

Make Titling Your Rod Easier in New York