Motor vehicle registration number red classic car registration number ("07" older than 30 years) Apply for allocation

Service Description

Vehicles that were first registered for traffic at least 30 years ago are considered "historic" (the date of the first registration is decisive). These vehicles may only be used for the maintenance of motor vehicle cultural assets. If you have a red classic car license plate, you do not need an operating permit or registration for this or for driving to and from such events. This also applies to test drives and transfer journeys as well as journeys for the purpose of repair or maintenance of the vehicles concerned. Private or commercial use is excluded.

Requirements to be registered as a vintage vehicle:

  • registered for the first time at least 30 years ago
  • Appraisal by an officially recognized expert from a technical inspection agency or a test engineer from a monitoring organization in accordance with § 23 of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO)
  • Good original condition of the vehicle
special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

The vehicle must be at least 30 years old (from the date of first registration).

Red classic car license plates can be issued for participation in events that serve the presentation of classic vehicles and the preservation of the motor vehicle cultural heritage (classic car events).

Classic car license plates ("H license plates") can be assigned upon application for a vehicle for which an expert opinion according to § 23 Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations) (classic car expert opinion) has been positively completed.

As of 01.10.2017, the classic car license plate can also be allocated as a seasonal license plate. Please note that more than eight digits (letters and numbers) on a license plate are not permitted. In these cases, a change to a shorter identification number is required.

This change can also be requested by an authorized person.

A registration or allocation of a classic car license plate cannot take place if there are payment arrears for the vehicle tax or fees from the subject area of vehicle matters.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Kfz-Angelegenheiten

Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7854
0361 655-7777
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