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Regulation
The obligations for the collection of vehicle owners
Schedule through technical inspection
Vehicle collection

Failing due to technical inspection mentioned in the registration certificate, collector vehicles circulated Date :

  • As of 1 January 1940, must be a periodic technical inspection no later than 2011.
  • Between 1 January 1920 and 31 December 1939, must be a periodic technical inspection at the latest in 2012.
  • Before 31 December 1919, must be a periodic technical inspection no later than 2013.

Collection vehicles concerned by the schedule above passage , must report to the technical inspection no later than the anniversary date of their first registration , in the course of the reporting year .
In the particular case where the date of release is unknown, the vehicle shall be subject to periodic technical inspection later in 2012.
For collector vehicles presented the periodic technical inspection before 1 January 2011 ( or had a technical due diligence favorable to their registration ed ) the expiry date of the visa of the technical inspection .. is favorable to five years after the date of the technical inspection.

Note : the software used to date in the centers are not updated yet , reports and vignettes technical control can mention wrong ' date of next visit in 2 years .
What do you a car collection ?

Regarding registration, called 'vehicles collection':

  •      Vehicles registered under the existing scheme before 1 April 1950 (date of establishment of the registration system, that is to say, the registration format numbers / letters / number of department) and whose owners are still in possession of the previous registration today without any legal value certificate.
  •      Motor vehicles or towed more than thirty years of age.
  •      Motor vehicles towed or who can not comply with the rules relating to national type approval and are deprived of the registration certificate.
Traffic conditions

License plates :
Notwithstanding the legal provisions regulating the size of the plates , a vehicle can keep the collection plates with black background and shape adapted to the vehicle.
 

Engineering Controls:
Periodicity of technical inspections of vehicles registered with the words' car collection is FIVE YEARS.
 

circulation:
Insofar collector vehicles must now conduct periodic technical inspections , the use of these vehicles exclusively for personal use is no geographical restriction of movement.
 

Special cases:
The use of transit vehicles or goods is permitted in exceptional circumstances and under certain conditions . For more information, please contact the prefecture of your choice or the French Federation of Vintage Vehicles ( FFVE ) .
 

Note:
In registration is the word 'collection' indicated on the certificate of registration that determines the label 'collection' given to the vehicle. If a vehicle of more than thirty years of age circulates under a registration certificate where the words 'collection' is not specified , then it is subject to the normal rules of the road that is to say that it must be equipped with regulatory license plates and operate a technical control and favorable valid for 2 years .
Where do the process?
The location depends on the type of your vehicle registration.
 
Either your vehicle is registered under the old registration system (National Registration File - FNI), that is to say plates with numbers / letters / number of a department: from 15 October 2009 at the prefecture or sub-prefecture of the department of your choice, regardless of the location of your home.
A new registration under SIV size will be automatically assigned.
 
Either your vehicle is registered under the new registration system (SIV) that is to say plates with numbers and letters-letters.
At the prefecture or sub-prefecture of the department of your choice, regardless of the location of your home.
You have acquired a normal registered in France series vehicle (without reference collection)
You want to obtain a certificate of registration with the reference collection


To obtain a registration certificate with the words: 'collection', you must provide the following documents:
  • An application for registration certificate, on which you reported the words 'I want to mention the collection', signed by the applicant (s) (s)
  • A statement of assignment established for your benefit, signed by the holder (s) (s) of the registration certificate
  • The registration certificate marked as 'sold (or sold) on (date and time of the transaction)' followed by the signature (s) (s) (s) Vendor (s)
  • A favorable technical test report, issued less than 6 months
  • Identification and proof of address of (the) applicant (s)
You have acquired a collection vehicle (stated on the certificate of registration)

Documents to be presented:
  • An application for a certificate of registration
  • A statement of assignment established for your benefit, signed by the holder (s) (s) of the registration certificate.
  • Certification of registration bear the endorsement'' sold (or sold) on (date of transaction) 'followed by (s) signature (s) (s) Vendor (s).
  • A favorable technical test report, issued less than 6 months.
  • Identification and proof of address of (the) applicant (s).
You have acquired a helpless vehicle registration certificate

Documents to be presented :


Vehicle purchased in France

  • An application for registration certificate completed and signed by the applicant (s) (s)
  • A document proving the origin of vehicle ownership and a certificate issued for your benefit :
  • Either by the manufacturer or its representative in France , either by FFVE . This certification is designed to certify that the vehicle concerned has over thirty years of age . It must indicate the brand, the type, the vehicle identification number and, if possible , other features necessary for the establishment of a registration certificate (gender, body , power, energy , seating , etc ..)
 
 
 
 
  • A favorable technical test report , issued less than 6 months
  • Identification and proof of address of ( the ) applicant (s )

Vehicle acquired abroad
 
  • An application for registration certificate, signed by the applicant (s) (s)
  • A document proving the origin of vehicle ownership and a certificate issued for your benefit :
  • Either by the manufacturer or its representative in France ( duly accredited for vehicles manufactured outside the EU )
    Either by FFVE .
    
This certification is designed to certify that the vehicle concerned has over thirty years of age . It must indicate the brand, the type, the vehicle identification number and, if possible , other features necessary for the establishment of a registration certificate (gender, body , power, energy , seating , etc ..)

    
In the case of a vehicle from outside the EC :
  • 846A clearance certificate issued by the customs authorities ,

    If it is a vehicle from a Member State of the EC :
  • A tax voucher issued by the tax office in your home
  • A favorable technical test report , issued less than 6 months
  • Identification and proof of address of ( the ) applicant (s )
  • You have acquired abroad, a vehicle with a registration certificate
     

    Documents required:     Either by the manufacturer or its representative in France (duly accredited for vehicles manufactured outside the EU)
        
    Either by FFVE. This certification is intended to certify that the vehicle in question has over thirty years of age. It must indicate the brand, type, vehicle identification number and possibly other characteristics necessary for the establishment of the registration certificate (gender, body, power, energy, seats, etc.)

        
    In the case of a vehicle from outside the EC:
    •     846A a clearance certificate issued by the customs,
    •  
        If there is a vehicle coming from a Member State of the EC:

        A tax voucher issued by the tax office to your home

        A favorable technical inspection report, issued less than 6 months

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  •     ID and proof of address of (the) applicant (s)
You have acquired a stripped vehicle registration certificate You hold a registration certificate (without mention 'collection') and you want to get a registration certificate with the word 'collection' (without change of ownership)


Documents required:
 
  •     A certificate of registration application on which you carried the words 'I like to mention collection ', signed by the applicant (s) (s)
  •     A favorable technical inspection report, issued less than 6 months
  •     ID and proof of address of (the) applicant (s)
To note :
The gray card is issued only to the holder or his duly authorized representative by him, provided his identity document valid.
For registration requests on behalf of corporations or vested with legal personality, the signatory must be an authorized officer his name and quality as well as the stamp of the institution or organization must appear on the printed registration ce

Author: H. BOUTELIER
Sources: F.F.V.E. French Federation of Vintage Vehicles