Memorandum

Identifying Information:Antique Vehicles
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:Antique Vehicles
Keywords:
Effective Date:07/29/1977



Body:
July 29, 1977


Mr. Damon Weber
Director of Vehicles
State Office Building
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Dear Mr. Weber:

An opinion was requested from our office affirming a former opinion issued June 8, 1964, regarding “antique vehicles”. After a review of the statute originally cited in the opinion, there has not been any changes in the statute or reported cases entered since 1955. Therefore, it is our opinion that it was the intention of the legislature to require a complete car to be 35 years old to be able to register as an “antique”. A renovated vehicle with new accessories can qualify if the basis chassis, transmission engine, etc., are original. However, if any of these necessary parts are not particularly made for the vehicle, it goes beyond the intent of the statute.

The opinion is incorporated by reference although reiterated. Until legislative change or court decision, we will support this position.


Sincerely,

Benjamin J. Neill
General Counsel


By: Steven R. Wiechman
Attorney

BJN:SRW:jjr



Date Composed: 02/24/1998 Date Modified: 10/09/2001