Registration of Vintage Vehicles

If you wish to own well-preserved, heritage-rich vehicles manufactured prior to 1940, you can do so with the Vintage Vehicle Scheme.

Vintage vehicles must be in pristine condition before they are allowed to be registered in Singapore.

If a vintage vehicle had previously been registered and then de-registered in Singapore, it cannot be re-registered in Singapore.


Features of the Vintage Vehicle Schemes

Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme
Ownership Transferability Transferable Non-Transferable
Excise Duty (Payable to the Singapore Customs)
  • Car: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
  • Car: Waived but subject to non-transfer condition.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

Quota Premium in the appropriate quota category.

Quota Premium in the appropriate quota category.

Registration Fee

S$220

S$220

Additional Registration Fee (ARF)

Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first registered in Singapore.

Waived but subject to non-transfer condition.

Lifespan Restriction

Car: Not applicable

Motorcycle/Scooter: Until 30 June 2028

Car: Not applicable

Motorcycle/Scooter: Until 30 June 2028

Road Tax

Pay per use. Rate payable follows normal vehicle.

Pay per use. Rate payable follows normal vehicle.

Usage Restrictions

Nil

Nil

Paper Day Licence

Not applicable

Not applicable

Vehicle Registration Number Plate

Same as normal vehicle

Same as normal vehicle

Insurance Coverage

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

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

Conditions

Vintage vehicle under this category can only be converted to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme.

Vintage vehicle cannot be placed under Lay Up status.

Motorcycle/Scooter registered under this category has a restricted lifespan until 30 June 2028. After this date, it can no longer be used on Singapore roads.

Vintage vehicle under this category can only be converted to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme or Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme where ownership transferability is allowed.

Vintage vehicle cannot be placed under Lay Up status.

Motorcycle/Scooter registered under this category has a restricted lifespan until 30 June 2028. After this date, it can no longer be used on Singapore roads.

 

 


Vintage (Restricted) Vehicle scheme

The Vintage (Restricted) Vehicle Scheme is only applicable to vintage vehicles registered in this Scheme before 1 August 2012.

For new registration and conversion on or after 1 August 2012 under this scheme, please refer to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme.

Ownership Transferability Transferable Non-Transferable
Excise Duty (Payable to the Singapore Customs)
  • Car: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
  • Car: Waived but subject to non-transfer condition.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter: Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first imported into Singapore.
Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

Waived

Waived

Registration Fee

S$220

S$220

Additional Registration Fee (ARF)

Same as normal vehicle. Rate payable is based on the date the vehicle was first registered in Singapore.

Waived but subject to non-transfer condition.

Lifespan Restriction

Not applicable

Not applicable

Road Tax

Not applicable

Not applicable

Usage Restrictions

Up to 28 days (inclusive of weekends and public holidays) in a calendar year.

A valid Day Licence must be displayed for each day of usage of the vehicle.

Up to 28 days (inclusive of weekends and public holidays) in a calendar year.

A valid Day Licence must be displayed for each day of usage of the vehicle.

Paper Day Licence

S$10 per Day Licence.

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

S$10 per Day Licence.

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

Vehicle Registration Number Plate

White lettering on red and yellow background, with seal affixed on number plates by an LTA-authorised inspection centre.

White lettering on red and yellow background, with seal affixed on number plates by an LTA-authorised inspection centre.

Insurance Coverage

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

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

Conditions

Vintage vehicle under this category can only be converted to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme or Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme where ownership transfer is allowed.

Vintage vehicle cannot be placed under Lay Up status.

Vintage vehicle under this category can only be converted to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme, Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme where ownership transfer is allowed or Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme were ownership transfer is not allowed.

Vintage vehicle cannot be placed under Lay Up status.

 


Revised Vintage Vehicle scheme
Ownership Transferability Transferable
Excise Duty (Payable to the Singapore Customs)
  • Car: 20% of Open Market Value (OMV).
  • Motorcycle/Scooter: 12% of OMV
Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

10% of the Prevailing Quota Premium in the appropriate quota category

Registration Fee

S$220

Additional Registration Fee (ARF)

10% of OMV

Lifespan Restriction

Not applicable

Road Tax

Not applicable

Usage Restrictions

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 usage of the vehicle.

Paper Day Licence

S$10 per Day Licence for the first 28 days of usage.

S$20 per Day Licence for the remaining 17 days of usage.

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

Vehicle Registration Number Plate

White lettering on red and yellow background, with seal affixed on number plates by an LTA-authorised inspection centre.

Insurance Coverage

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

Conditions

Vintage vehicle under this category can only be converted to the Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme where ownership transferability is allowed.

Vintage vehicle cannot be placed under Lay Up status.

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



conversion of existing Singapore-registered vintage vehicle to revised vintage vehicle

Owners of existing Singapore-registered vintage vehicles* can choose to keep their vehicles in the current Schemes or convert to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme. An administrative fee of S$100 is payable for conversion. 

*On 6 April 2018, NEA announced that motorcycles/scooters registered under the Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme have a restricted lifespan until 30 June 2028. After this date, they can no longer be used on Singapore roads. Owners of motorcycles/scooters under the Vintage (Normal) Vehicle Scheme can choose to deregister or convert them to the Revised Vintage Vehicle Scheme on or before 30 June 2028. Please visit NEA’s website (www.nea.gov.sg/mtcincentive) for more information on the initiative to phase out older, more pollutive motorcycles, and the incentives to deregister them.

At the point of conversion, any unused COE under the current scheme will be forfeited. Any ARF paid is also not refunded.

When a vintage (restricted) vehicle is converted out of the Vintage (Restricted) Scheme, it cannot be converted back into the Vintage (Restricted) Scheme.