Virginia Replica Vehicle Bill Signed Into Law

A version of SEMA-model legislation to create a registration and titling class for replica vehicles was approved by the Virginia State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Tim Kaine.

Under the new law, a replica is defined as a vehicle not fully constructed by a licensed manufacturer but either constructed or assembled from components. The measure allows these vehicles to be titled under the model year of which the vehicle is a replica and only requires that they meet safety and emissions requirements as established for that model year.

Replica vehicles titled under this law will be limited to no more than 5,000 miles per year as shown by the vehicle’s odometer. The new law is slated to take effect on July 1, 2007. For details, contact Steve McDonald at


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