Replica/constructed collector vehicles
If you have a replica/constructed vehicle that resembles a 1942 or earlier production model, it may qualify as a collector vehicle.
To qualify, your motor vehicle
must meet the following requirements:
be registered in BC and
be constructed by a person who is not a manufacturer and
physically, functionally and mechanically resemble a 1942 or earlier model, i.e. engine placement must be correct,
be registered in BC and
manufactured in 1942 or earlier and
had its original body replaced by a person who is not a manufacturer and
the replacement body resembles the original body of the motor vehicle.
Vehicles with any damage anywhere — regardless of vehicle age — does not meet the collectible condition.
Vehicle must be fully assembled with no missing parts and be in exceedingly good condition.
Vehicle exterior must not have any dents, paint blemishes, bubbling, chips, rust, or visible primer. Body repairs to the vehicle must be completed according to professional practices and standards.
Engine and engine compartment must be clean and detailed with no damaged, deteriorated or rusted parts.
Vehicle interior must be in excellent original or restored condition with no tears, stains, or significant wear. Minor restoration to the original upholstery are acceptable. Upholstery conditions also apply to motorcycle seats.
Vehicle interior and exterior must be clean and detailed.
Applying for replica/constructed collector vehicle plates and insurance
Confirm your vehicle meets the eligibility requirements.
application for Replica/Constructed Collector Motor Vehicle Program.
Photograph your vehicle following the
photo requirements (page 2 of the Application for Replica/Constructed Collector Motor Vehicle Program). Here are some
Take the completed application and photos to an Autoplan broker or mail them to ICBC.
ICBC - Collector Vehicle department
235-151 West Esplanade
BC V7M 3H9
Submitting the application form
All pages of the application form must be completed for approval. Once we get your application, it will take about four to six weeks for review.
During peak season (April - September), wait times may be longer due to the high volume of applications
Insuring your replica/constructed collector vehicle
Once your application is reviewed, ICBC will send a letter to you. If your application is approved, your
Autoplan broker will contact you when your plates are available. You must insure your vehicle when you pick up your plates at their office.
For more information, contact the Collector Vehicle department:
Lower Mainland: 604-661-2756