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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 – € 75,00

Future Classics – € 75,00

Motorcycles – € 45,00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10th – Algarve
17th – Aveiro e Porto
24th – Lisboa 

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

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

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

Telephone +351 232 861 270

Cellphone +351 910 931 915

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