Vehicles of Historic Interest Certification

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Vehicles of Historic Interest Certification

With more than 60 years of experience in classic vehicles, Museu do Caramulo, through the Abel and João de Lacerda Foundation, is an officially recognized entity, by Order 10 298/2001, of 05/17 of the DGV to Certify Vehicles of Historic Interest.

The Certificate is a quality seal to authenticate a Vehicle of Historic Interest, recognising it as a Classic or a Future Classic, namely with insurers in case of conflict. It also allows the vehicle to circulate in Reduced Emission Zones.

According to Decree-Law 144/2017, all vehicles over 30 years old that are certified by Museu do Caramulo as Vehicles of Historic Interest, are now exempt from the Mandatory Periodic Inspection (IPO).

Certify your classic

Body – It should have no modifications and be well maintained, with no rust spots or dents. The paintwork, chrome, rubbers and glass areas should be in good condition, scratch-free and uniform in colour.

Soft top – On convertible vehicles, the soft tops must be fully functional and without tears or any other type of deterioration

Upholstery – The upholstery and interior padding must be in good condition, without tears and made of materials that match the model

Instrument panel – Everything must be original, in good working order and in proper condition (cleaned on the inside)

Windshield wiper – The whole system must be in perfect working condition and the wiper blades must be capable of removing water from the windshield

Lighting – The headlamps and taillights must be period correct, of proper brand, in perfect working order and equal to each other when in pairs. In case of older vehicles, additional turning signals may be fitted, provided they do not damage the structure of the vehicle

Chassis – The chassis must be clean and well maintained

Suspension – The suspension system should work properly and be original

Wheels – Special wheels may be fitted provided they are period correct (e.g. Minilite wheels). They must be in good condition, with the respective hub/center caps, when applicable, the tyres must comply with the measurements stated in the documentation and must be of the same size and make as each other.

Steering – The steering wheel must be original or a period correct option, and should have no play.

Brakes – The brakes should be in perfect working condition and fully efficient

Engine – The engine should be in good condition, clean, without any oil leaks, without excessive noise or excessive smoke emissions.

Fuel System – The fuel system should be the original one.

Transmission – The transmission should be kept clean, lubricated and well maintained

Electrical system – The electrical system should be the original one.

Other – All options fitted to the car, such as radios, additional headlights, antennas, etc, should be period correct.
Additional elements may be requested should there be any doubts as to the conditions of the vehicle to be certified.

Classics – € 75,00

Future Classics – € 75,00

Motorcycles – € 45,00

Museum Friends – discount of € 5 on the values of the table

January
8th – Lisboa e Porto
15th – Braga, Guimarães, Guarda e Covilhã
22nd – Aveiro e Porto
29th – Leiria e Lisboa

February
05th – Funchal
12th – Lisboa, Portalegre e Estremoz
19th – Coimbra e Porto
26th – Bragança, Vila Real e Lisboa

March
05th – Algarve, Guarda, Covilhã e Porto
12th – Braga, Guimarães e Lisboa
19th – Aveiro, Leiria e Porto
26th – Castelo Branco, Lisboa e Viana do Castelo

April
02nd – Coimbra e Porto
09th – Funchal e Porto
30th – Aveiro

May
07th – Algarve, Porto e Viana do Castelo
14th – Braga, Lisboa and Porto
21st – Leiria
21st and 22nd – Aveiro
28th – Porto

June
04th – Porto
11th – Coimbra e Funchal
18th – Lisboa and Porto
25th – Castelo Branco 

July
02nd – Algarve and Bragança (Careto Air Show)
09th – Lisboa
16th – Braga, Guimarães and Porto
23rd – Lisboa
30th – Aveiro, Guarda, Covilhã and Porto

August
06th – Bragança, Vila Real and Viana do Castelo
13th – Coimbra, Lisboa and Porto
20th – Portalegre and Estremoz
27th – Aveiro and Lisboa

September
10th – Algarve
17th – Aveiro and Porto
24th – Lisboa 

October
01st – Braga, Guimarães and Porto
08th – Funchal
15th – Castelo Branco and Lisbon
22nd – Aveiro and Coimbra
29th – Lisboa and Leiria 

November
05th – Bragança, Vila Real and Algarve
12th – Lisboa and Porto
19th – Aveiro and Porto
26th – Lisboa and Viana do Castelo

December
03rd – Aveiro, Porto, Portalegre and Estremoz
10th – Braga, Guimarães, Funchal and Lisboa
17th – Coimbra and Leiria

Vehicles produced until 1918 – 10 years

Vehicles produced from 1919 to 1945 – 8 years

Vehicles produced from 1946 to 1959 – 6 years

Vehicles produced after 1960 – 4 years

Vehicles with less than 30 years (Future Classics) – 2 years

certificacoes@museudocaramulo.pt

Telephone +351 232 861 270

Cellphone +351 910 931 915

Certifications can be made at Museu do Caramulo or other places, under appointment.