Antique Vehicle License Plate
Antique vehicles require a special license plate issued through the Prince Edward Island Antique Car Club. Under section 1(c) of the Highway Traffic Act Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulations, an antique motor vehicle includes a vehicle:
- which is at least 30 years old or a classic recognized by the Classic Car Club of America;
- which has been certified by an inspector for authenticity, running order and safety;
- which is an insured motor vehicle;
- which is not used as a private passenger vehicle or for commercial purposes; and,
- the owner of which is a member of the Prince Edward Island Antique Auto Club and has one or more vehicles registered in their name.
Vehicles being considered for antique plates must be inspected at a PEI Highway Safety Inspection Station in the name of the owner prior to being considered for an antique plate. As noted, antique vehicles must be insured and although exempt from periodic (annual) inspections under the PEI Highway Traffic Act, must initially be certified by an inspector for authenticity, running order and safety.
Antique cars are not to be used as a private passenger vehicle or for commercial purposes. Antique vehicles are operated solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other similar functions, and used for occasional family pleasure but, in no event, for general transportation or business purposes.
The design of the PEI antique auto license plate is explained in the June 5, 2017 news story “Antique car plates commemorate Canada’s first automobile”.