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Bonzi Lon

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Last month I went to my local Courthouse to get the Z tags renewed and was wondering what others in other States pay to have their Z-cars tagged and registered.

In Kansas the vehicle has to be 35 years old to be antique, no classic or historical, regular or antique only. They issue an antique plate, white with blue lettering and a number, like 128463, (boring) or a year of manufacture plate, this option is my favorite, you don't have to ask 'what year is this?' LOL

The first year mine was registered I had a 73 'KMB 14' plate (at one time this plate was on the 69 Buick that put me in the hospital for 4 1/2 months, center punched it on a Harley, when it became known to me I had to have it) and it cost me $45 to register the plate and $12 in personal property tax.

This year for renewal it was $17 total, $5 on registration and $12 in pp tax, the Roadster was the same, the 521 is not tagged so it was only $12.

What do you pay per year to the State and Local Government to keep your Z on the road?

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California charged me the following: Registration fee = $69, License Fee = $1 and County/District Fees = $10 or a total of $80 for a 1970 240Z this year. Are we being ripped off or what. Every thing in California costs more for the privilege of living here. At least the cars do not rust out as quickly.

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My '71 Z has regular plates.
Registration: 69
License Fee: 2
County Fees: 11
Total: $82
My '70 Porsche 914-6 has California Historic Vehicle plates and the rates are the same as for standard plates.
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My '73 has Colorado Classic car plates: ownership tax $15, license fee $147.67, road fee $23, Bridge fee $9 for a total of 162.67. At first glance this seems high, but the registration is good for 5 years...$35.53/year a good deal I think plus no emissions check.
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I have Historical Tags (QQ in NJ) and paid $94 for a 4 year registration, so $24 per year.
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Texas is pretty cheap for antique vehicles (more than 25 years old): $50 for 5 years, bridge fee $10, automation fee $1. There are limitations for usage - parades, exhibitions, club events (obviously a potentially broad interpretation), to/from repairs. Cannot be used for a daily driver or running errands. Even then - it would be up to your local police to decide on enforcement. Also - no safety inspection required, another savings (that is why no DD usage).

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Here in Florida - Cars over 25 years old - $52.40. Until the financial melt down - and the loss of revenue from property taxes - these plates were about $15.00 per year. Transfering a title used to around $15.00 and now it's $125.00. Getting a new license plate used to cost around $25.00 for the initial registration - now it's $225.00 as I recall.

On the other hand - when I bought my 72 new in Washington State - a new registration & plate cost over $85.00 there. When I moved here to Florida in 73 - a new registration and plate cost $15.00.

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My regular daily driver BMW was $115.30 and 26th-Z was $104.80 but that was for a two-year renewal. 26th-Z is a vanity plate. We don't have vehicle inspection in Florida and the fees include a county fee surcharge. It was only a few dollars less to renew for two years.

The only antique exclusion is on my driver's license! LOL

Edited by 26th-Z, 27 April 2012 - 08:35 AM.

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I paid over $150 here in California. I have a vanity plate, registration fees, and part of my payment goes towards a charity for the coast.....I'm about ready to drop the charity and vanity plate. My Z32 was just over $100.
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Carl Beck

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Oh..yes Chris - thanks for reminding me. That's $52.40 includes an extra charge for vanity tags. I'll have to go check one of the other 240Z's ... but it wasn't much for the vanity tag as I recall.

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78 80 and 83 zs are 30.00 my 90 f150 is 50. I had a 95 caddy it was 165.

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Jeebus, I paid about $200 for the S2000 and close to $100 on the 260Z...
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Pennsylvania is $ 0 if you have a "Classic" plate, when I got mine the car had to be 10 years old and out of production. I have paid nothing for registration fees on my car for 26 years.

The cars need to be inspected for safety only, not emissions.

Regular car registration is $36 with both safety and emission testing. Safety and emission test is usually around $75.

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Virginia is $25.00 fee and it's good for life. The car has to be over 25 years old. There is no personal property tax and no inspections of any kind required! Pretty awesome. I can register the 90 300ZX in 3 years as an antique.

70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
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$28.19 in Alabama for 1 year. Antique plates get pulled over alot around here because your only supposed to drive to and in, then home, from car shows or parades. They're $50 1 time but I would rather pay per year for a current tag. A friend from high school that's a Police Officer say's "Not to draw too much attention by running antique plates. The crack dealers use old cars with antique plates". Cheap Bastards.

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I'm with pop's z. That is anything '75 and older when you get collector plates.

We used to have a 25 yr rolling exemption till we passed the roads and bridges TAX in '09. The good thing, anything 25 yrs and older were grandfathered in for the collector plates as long as you kept them current or sold the car.Now you can get the collector plates for '75 and older.

Registration fees start to decline until the cars are 10 yrs old. The they are at their lowest at about $70, This includes the $40 R&B TAX. emissions testing yearly for '76 to '81, '82 and newer get tested every 2 yrs.
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Rich 71 240Z

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Just got my 71 back on the road and collector plates for 5 years cost me $265. Lat time they were only $110! No emissions test required though. My 88 Accord is $70 this year, used to be ~$25. Feel like I'm back in CA with these rates!

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$12.00 excise tax + $21.05 registration for a standard plate.

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Virginia is $25.00 fee and it's good for life. The car has to be over 25 years old. There is no personal property tax and no inspections of any kind required! Pretty awesome. I can register the 90 300ZX in 3 years as an antique.


Well, that's if you get antique plates. But with antique plates, you're technically limited as to how/when/where you can drive the car. I have regular Virginia plates, which are $40.75 state registration.

And THEN there's county personal property tax. (Don't you have to pay those in Richmond?) York County is the "bend over and squeal like a pig" county. They think my Z is worthless, so I only have to pay $4.70 tax and $23 county fees for it. I also have to pay the EZ-Pass bargain rate of $0.85 everytime I cross a bridge. (Damned toll bridges!) Now if they thought my Z were worth as much as our late model truck (which it isn't), I'd have to pay $159 county personal property tax + $23 county fees to keep it on the road. Also the state registration fee for a truck is a bit higher, at $45.75. That would be a grand total (state and local) of $182 clams per year! Gah!

York county once even taxed me every year on my CAMERA. The bloodless bastards!

BTW, about the inspections -- They may not be required for an antique vehicle (not even for my Z with standard plates), but you do have to file an affidavit certifying that your car is safe. If you end up in court over some accident, you'll be the certifying authority and will have to defend both your qualifications and every aspect of your car. If *I* end up in court over an accident, I can say, "My car easily passes the yearly state safety inspection, with never a problem," and that's the end of discussion. That privilege costs me $15 per year. Well worth it, IMO.

Edited by FastWoman, 28 April 2012 - 06:21 AM.

Current Z: 1978 280Z, mostly stock, with some electrical mods.  Semi-daily driver.
First Z: a brilliant, gold, 1975 280Z for my daily commute.
Also in the fleet: '94 Miata, '92 Saturn SL2, and '09 Dodge Ram (token modern vehicle).


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No inspections, no taxes, no fees........none! You can drive anywhere for pleasure within 200 mile radius of your house and anywhere for shows or service. You can't use as daily transportation (to and from work or for commercial use).

70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?





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