To Qualify your Vehicle As An Antique
To qualify as an antique, your vehicle must be more than 35 years old, and as close to the original as possible,without any significant alterations to the major component parts (motor, transmission, frame, wheels or body).
For example, placing a newer, non-antique engine with a body, frame or other major component part from an antique vehicle of a different vintage year would not constitute an antique vehicle. This type of vehicle would be considered an assembled vehicle, or possibly a “street rod.” Similarly, modifying an engine and putting it on an antique frame would no longer qualify the vehicle as an antique.
An antique vehicle should be as close to the original as possible. If you have questions regarding whether or not your vehicle is an antique, assembled, or street rod, contact the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles, Titles and Registration Bureau at 785-296-3621, press option 2 and then 2 again. Kansas law divides the titling and registration process for antique vehicles into two categories: 1949 or older, and 1950 or newer.