CHAPTER 283

PROVIDING FOR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE LICENSING

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING FOR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE LICENSING. -

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding a new subchapter thereto to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER VII. ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES

§ 2196. Special antique automobile plates

If any Antique Automobile is duly registered in the State of Delaware under this Title, the owner of such Antique Automobile may apply to the Motor Vehicle Commissioner, on special Application forms, prescribed by the Commissioner, for a Special Antique Automobile Plate to be displayed on the front of such Antique Automobile. Applicant must furnish proof that said Antique Automobile is registered in The Antique Automobile Club of America Inc. or The Veteran Motor Car Club of America, since said Antique Automobile is not to be operated daily, or as other registered vehicles.

Upon receipt of an application for a Special Antique Automobile Plate, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner, the Commissioner shall issue to such applicant, a Special Antique Automobile Plate on a permanent basis, and it shall bear no date but shall bear the inscription "Antique Automobile Delaware" with yellow letters on a blue background and shall be valid without renewal as long as the automobile is in existence. This special plate shall be issued for the applicant's use only for such automobile, and in the event of a transfer of title, the transferor shall surrender the special plate to the Commissioner of Motor, Vehicles, Such special antique automobile plate shall be issued in addition to that already issued for such antique automobile under this chapter.

§ 2197. License fee

In lieu of the annual license tax levied under this chapter, a special license tax shall be levied on the operation of Antique Automobiles. The fee for a license shall be $10 and shall be issued on a permanent basis without renewal.

§ 2198. Annual inspection

Antique automobiles shall be presented at any inspection lane in this State at the same time EXEMPTED vehicles are presented for inspection and when so presented shall be given EXEMPT inserts in lieu of the . usual expiration date, upon passing inspection.

Approved June 13, 1955.