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Modified collector vehicles

If you have a vehicle registered as a 1958 model or older that has been modified, it may qualify for modified collector vehicle status.

Vehicle eligibility

To qualify, it must meet the following requirements:

  • A motor vehicle registered as a 1958 model or older,

  • is in excellent condition and maintained or restored to a condition ICBC considers to be of collectable value; and

  • has the shell of a body, coach or cab from an original manufactured motor vehicle (sorry, aftermarket fiberglass, composite, or steel bodies aren't acceptable); and

  • has an altered body that resembles, but is no longer identical in appearance to the original body of the motor vehicle; or

  • has had one or more of the following components replaced or altered:

    • chassis
    • engine and/or power train
    • suspension
    • steering and braking mechanical component

If your vehicle is approved, your collector plates will be sent to your Autoplan broker.

Applying for modified collector plates and insurance

  1. Gather and photocopy your receipts, bills of sale or invoices for the major components of the vehicle.

  2. Obtain a "passed" vehicle inspection report from a designated inspection facility. (external)

  3. Research the market value of your vehicle.

  4. Locate an original manufacturer's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle. The VIN must be clearly visible for sighting by an enforcement officer at the roadside. A VIN that can only be seen by, for example, crawling under the vehicle to inspect a frame rail is not acceptable. If you can't find an original VIN, you must apply for one.

  5. Take good quality photos, as required for the application form. See sample photos.

  6. Complete the Application for Modified Collector Vehicle Status. You can drop it off at your Autoplan broker or mail it to ICBC.

Mailing address

ICBC - Vehicle Registration Support
235 - 151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3H9

Submitting the application form

All pages of the application form must be completed for approval. Once we get your application, it will take about four to six weeks for review.​

Insuring your modified collector vehicle

If your application is approved, your Autoplan broker will contact you. You must insure your vehicle when you pick up your plates at your broker's office.

When you're using your modified collector vehicle, you can drive for pleasure only. That means you can't use it to drive to or from, or part way to work or to school. Doing so will affect your insurance. Talk to your Autoplan broker for more details.

More information

Contact Vehicle Registration Support

Lower Mainland: 604-661-6638
Rest of B.C., Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-665-8262
Fax: 604-443-7341