new jersey QQ plate question

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region' started by zeek, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. zeek

    zeek Veteran Member

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    somewhere in jersey.
    im looking at getting this 81 mustang 4banger to use as a daily driver if i were to register it as a classic and get the QQ plates so that i dont have to have it emissions tested how hard is it gona be for me to get insurance on it sense it will be my only car and basicly my daily driver ?
     
  2. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you are registering it as a classic, you can't use it as a daily driver. If you are looking for collector car coverage, they require you to send the declarations page of your daily driver insurance policy and I also had to send pictures of the garage where it was going to be kept. Check the MVA laws on your state, but usually classic or antique plates restrict what kind of driving you can do with the car and how many miles you can put on it in a year.
     
  3. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Most collector car insurance also has restrictions, although you may not need QQ plates to get it.

    Check the http://www.nj.gov/mvc/ site for info.
     
  4. zeek

    zeek Veteran Member

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    dont really want collector car insurance or any of that kinds stuff just trying to figure away to put a big block in a 4banger with out having to deal with inspections sense i doubt it would pass
     
  5. njblue81z28

    njblue81z28 Veteran Member

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    I"m insured with NJ Manufacturers. Regular registration - $400 a year with minimal insurance coverage (high deductable, etc.) Drive approx. 2,000 miles a year.
     
  6. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Based on the info on the NJ Motor Vehicles website, I don't think you'd qualify for QQ plates.

    This is from the website -
    "Any motor vehicle at least 25 years old, owned as a collector's item and only used for exhibition and educational purposes by the owner qualify for this plate. Two (2) color photographs of the vehicle must be included with your application for historic vehicle registration."

    Since you will be using this as your daily driver, it wouldn't qualify. And if you tried it, be prepared to be pulled over...
     
  7. WildBillyT

    WildBillyT Veteran Member

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    As April said, QQ plates are not for you.

    If you get collector's insurance you can register for collector's status, which gives you some decent freedom. Inspection is nothing more than proving the odometer works, and you get a triangular inspection sticker.
     
  8. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    I didn't get any sticker with my QQ plates.
     
  9. hardline_42

    hardline_42 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I'm actually registering my '81 Camaro next month. Since I'm swapping the 229 out for a 400 and getting rid of the computer and cats and any other horsepower robbers, I wanted to get it registered as a Collector Vehicle. QQ plates only work if you are only taking it to shows, etc. Collector Vehicles you can drive up to 3k miles a year (I believe) and you are exempt from inspection. I called the DMV and I was told that you don't "need" collector car insurance to register it as a collector. Since I already have NJCURE (el cheapo) insurance, I have no problem keeping the insurance and just changing the registration.
     
  10. zeek

    zeek Veteran Member

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    would i be able to do that even sense it would be my daily driver ? not like i have to worry about driving more then 3k a year iv owned my trans am for 4 years and iv only put 5k miles on it i think i eather drive my dads truck to much or ride my motorcycle a bit to much
     

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