UPDATE: Virginia Bill to Allow Titling of Newer Imported Collector Vehicles Sent to Governor

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor Ralph Northam to request his support for H.B. 1887:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 1887 allows greater flexibility in titling newer imported foreign-market collector vehicles in the state of Virginia.
  • H.B. 1887 would implement a rolling date of 25 years old or older for imported vehicles, bringing the state in line with current U.S. federal law that specifically exempt imported vehicles from such standards that are at least 25 years old.
  • H.B. 1887 would allow the registration of vehicles coming in from other states that have already been proven safe on U.S. roads.  
  • H.B. 1887 recognizes the fact that imported collector vehicles are usually brought into this country by collectors and are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.
  • H.B. 1887 acknowledges that newer foreign-market vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 1887) has been introduced in Virginia to allow the DMV to issue a title for an imported foreign-market vehicle manufactured 25 or more years ago. The bill does not require such vehicles to comply with current U.S. federal safety requirements. Current law only allows for a negotiable title to be issued to such vehicles manufactured prior to 1968. The bill passed the legislature and has been sent to Governor Northam for final approval.