Registration of Classic Vehicles

If you wish to own well-preserved, heritage-rich cars, motorcycles or scooters of a bygone era, you can do so with the Classic Vehicle Scheme.

Classic vehicles are only allowed on the roads for up to 45 days a year as they are not meant to serve the day-to-day transport needs of their owners.

 

Features of the Classic Vehicle Scheme

Vehicle Type
  • Car
  • Motorcycle/ Scooter
Age of the Vehicle

At least 35 years old from its original registration date.

Excise Duty (Payable to Singapore Customs) Car: 20% of Open Market Value (OMV)

Motorcycle/ Scooter: 12% of OMV
Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

10% of the relevant Prevailing Quota Premium in the appropriate month and quota category.

Registration Fee S$220
Additional Registration Fee (ARF) Motorcycle/ Scooter:

Motorcycle OMV ARF Rate
First S$5,000 15%
Next S$5,000
(i.e. S$5,001 to S$10,000)
50%
Above S$10,000 100%

Example:
The ARF payable for a classic motorcycle/ scooter with an OMV of S$12,000 will be calculated as follows:

Motorcycle OMV
(S$12,000)
ARF Rate ARF Payable
First S$5,000 15% 15% x S$5,000 = S$750
Next S$5,000 50% 50% x S$5,000 = S$2,500
Above S$10,000 100% 100% x S$2,000 = S$2,000

Total ARF payable is (S$750 + S$2,500 + S$2,000) = S$5,250


Cars:

Vehicle OMV ARF Rate
First S$20,000 100%
Next S$30,000
(i.e. S$20,001 to S$50,000)
140%
Above S$50,000 180%

Example:
The ARF payable for a classic car with an OMV of S$75,000 will be calculated as follows:

Vehicle OMV
(S$75,000)
ARF Rate ARF Payable
First S$20,000 100% 100% x S$20,000 = S$20,000
Next S$30,000 140% 140% x S$30,000 = S$42,000
Above S$50,000 180% 180% x S$25,000 = S$45,000

Total ARF payable is (S$20,000 + S$42,000 + S$45,000) = S$107,000

Road Tax

S$280 per calendar year. All road tax period expires on 31 December each year.

Usage Restrictions

You can only use your vehicle for up to 45 days (inclusive of weekends and public holidays) in a calendar year. A valid Day Licence must be displayed for each day of use.

If a vehicle is registered or converted into the Classic Vehicle Scheme after 1 January, the road tax payable will be pro-rated from the date of registration or conversion to 31 December of the same calendar year. The number of Day Licences entitlement, both free and payable, will also be pro-rated accordingly.

Paper Day Licence

Upon the renewal of the annual road tax, you will be issued 28 free Day Licences per calendar year.

You may subsequently buy up to 17 additional Day Licences at S$20 per licence. You will not be able to use the vehicle beyond the (28 + 17) Day Licences.

The Day Licences are not transferable, exchangeable or refundable. The Day Licences cannot be carried over to another calendar year.

Vehicle Registration Number Plate

White lettering on a red and yellow background, with a seal affixed on each number plate by an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre.

Insurance Coverage

At least third-party risks insurance covering the entire road tax period.

Car Inspection

Once every 2 years

Conditions
  • Classic vehicles cannot be converted to other vehicle schemes, e.g. Normal Vehicle Scheme, Off-Peak Car, etc.
  • Classic vehicles cannot be placed under Lay-Up status.

 


Registration of Imported Classic Vehicle

Your car, motorcycle/ scooter should be at least 35 years old from the first date of registration in a foreign country and is in a pristine condition when imported for registration into Singapore.

Vehicles that were previously de-registered in Singapore and meet the criteria stated below may be re-imported for re-registration as classic vehicles. Similar to imported classic vehicles, the re-imported vehicles should be at least 35 years old from its original registration date and is in a pristine condition.

In addition, transferring of these re-registered vehicles to another party within the first 5 years from the date of their re-registration in Singapore is not allowed.

Car
  • De-registered before 1 July 2000; or
  • De-registered on or after 1 July 2000 and it was not a classic car, or it has not reached 35 years old at the time of de-registration.
Motorcycle/ Scooter
  • De-registered before 1 August 2012; or
  • De-registered on or after 1 August 2012 and it was not a classic motorcycle/scooter, or it has not reached 35 years old at the time of de-registration.

See Procedures on the Importation & Registration of Classic Car
See Procedures on the Importation & Registration of Classic Motorcycle & Scooter



CONVERSION OF EXISTING SINGAPORE-REGISTERED CARS, MOTORCYCLES/ SCOOTERS INTO CLASSIC VEHICLE

Existing Singapore-registered cars, motorcycles/ scooters that meet the eligibility criteria may be converted to classic vehicle. 

Vehicles with their COEs renewed for 5-years cannot be converted to classic vehicles unless the vehicle is more than 30 years old from the 5-year COE start date. If the vehicle is more than 35 years from the 5-year COE start date, a levy is applicable. The levy is based on an annual interest rate of 5% on the difference between the Prevailing Quota Premium of a 10-year COE and a 5-year COE for the period between the 5-year COE start date and the date when the vehicle is converted into the Classic Vehicle Scheme.

Vehicles with this 5-year COE must be converted to a classic vehicle, when it reaches 35 years old, before the 5-year COE expires.
Otherwise, the vehicle must be de-registered as further COE renewal is not allowed.

If the vehicle is a weekend or off-peak car, it must be converted to a normal car before converting to a classic car. Read more about converting your weekend or off-peak car to a normal car.

Once converted to a classic vehicle, the vehicle cannot be converted to a normal or off-peak car.

 


Guide For Conversion To Classic Vehicle Scheme

STEP 1

Ensure that the vehicle is at least 35 years old from the original registration date (ORD). For example, a vehicle with an ORD of 15 Jul 1977 will be eligible to apply for conversion from 15 Jul 2012.

STEP 2

Submit the following documents and payments* to LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701:

Documents

  • Completed application form R13
  • Identification documents of the registered vehicle owner:
    • Original NRIC [for Singaporean/ Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)] or original Employment/ Immigration Pass Card bearing Foreign Identification Number (FIN) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)/ Immigration & Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (ICA) (for foreigner)
    • Original copy of the Company/ Business/ Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)/ Limited Partnership (LP) profile printout from the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) which is valid up to 14 days from the date of issue, original NRIC (for Singaporean/ Singapore PR) or original Employment/ Immigration Pass Card bearing FIN issued by the MOM/ ICA  (for foreigner) of the director/ partner/ sole-proprietor from the Company/ Business/ LLP/ LP; or
    • Original copy of the Club/ Association/ Organisation profile printout from the Registry of Societies or other certificate issued by the relevant regulating authority and original NRIC (for Singaporean/ Singapore PR) or original Employment/ Immigration Pass Card bearing FIN issued by the MOM/ ICA  (for foreigner) of the authorised person from the Club/ Association/ Organisation.
  • Original certificate of insurance covering the entire new road tax period as a classic vehicle
  • Original vehicle inspection certificate (if the vehicle is due for periodic inspection or currently under lay-up status)

Payments*

  • S$100 administrative fee
  • 10% PQP of the appropriate month and quota category for a COE
  • S$280** annual road tax
  • Levy (if applicable)
STEP 3 Change the registration number plate (white lettering on red and yellow background) at any vehicle workshop.
STEP 4 Send the car to any of the LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centre to seal the registration number plates within 3 calendar days from LTA's conversion approval date.  Collect the registration number plate inspection certificate from the vehicle inspection centre.

* Cheque payment is to be made payable to “Land Transport Authority” or “LTA”

** Road tax of a classic vehicle is S$280 per calendar year. A pro-rated amount will be collected from the conversion date to the end of the calendar year. The number of Day Licences issued and those purchasable will similarly be pro-rated.