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Technical Certifications

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).

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Bodywork – There should be no aftermarket changes. It must be well taken care of, without rusty spots or dents. Paint, chrome, rubber and glass must be in good condition, without scratches and uniform in colour

Canopy– For convertible vehicles, the canopy must be perfectly functional and free of tears or any other type of deterioration

Upholstery – The upholstery and lined interiors must be in good condition and without tears. The materials used must be as used or recommended by the manufacturer

Instruments – Instruments must be original, in good working order and in good condition (a clean interior is a must)

Windscreen wipers – The entire system must be in perfect working order and the blades must have the ability to remove water from the glass as intended

Lighting – Headlights and taillights must be of the vehicle’s age, of an appropriate brand, in perfect working order and symmetrical other when in pairs. In the case of older vehicles, additional “turn signals” may be fitted, provided that they do not damage the vehicle structure

Chassis– The chassis must be clean and well maintained

Suspension – The suspension system must function properly and be original

Wheelsets – Special wheels may be fitted, provided they are period. (Ex. Minilite Rims). The rims must be in good condition, with the respective caps, when applicable, the tires must be in accordance with the size indicated in the vehicle documents; it must be the same in terms of size and brand

Steering – The steering wheel must be the original or in period and there should be no play

Brakes – Brakes must be in perfect working order and operate efficiently

Engine – The engine must be in good condition, clean, without oil leaks, without excessive noise and without exaggerated smoke emissions

Fuel System – The fuel system must be the original

Transmission – The transmission must be clean, lubricated and well maintained

Electrical System – The electrical system must be the original

Miscellaneous– All extras included in the vehicle, such as radios, supplementary headlights, antennas, etc., must be of the vehicle’s period.

In case of doubt about the condition of the Vehicle to be certified, additional elements may be requested.

Classics – € 60,00

Future Classics – € 40,00

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

Algarve: 20th of March, 26th of June, 24th of July and 23th of October

Aveiro: 20th of February, 17th of April, 22nd of May, 24th de July, 25th de September and 27th de November

Braga/Guimarães: 23rd of January, 27th of March, 29th of May, 31st of July, 18th of September and 20th of November

Bragança/Vila Real: 6th of February, 8th of May, 28th of August and 4th of December

Castelo Branco: 20th of March, 17th of July and 23rd of October

Coimbra: 27th of February, 24th of April, 19th of June, 7th of August, 16th of October and 11th of December

Funchal: 30th of January, 13th of March, 22nd of May, 24th of July, 25th of September and 27th of November

Guarda/Covilhã: 12th of June and 6th of November

Leiria: 16th of January, 13th of March, 15th of May, 10th of July, 11th of September eand 13th of November

Lisboa: 16th of Janeuary, 27th of February, 27th of March, 24th of April, 29th of May, 26th of June, 31st of July, 28th of August, 25th of September, 30th of October, 27th of November and 18th of December

Portalegre/Estremoz: 13th of February

Porto: 30th of January, 6th of March, 10th of April, 15th of May, 19th of June, 7th of August, 11th of September, 16th of October, 13th of November e 11th of December

Viana do Castelo: 20th of February, 17th of April, 10th of July and 30th of October

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

Telephone +351 232 861 270

Cellphone +351 910 931 915

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