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).

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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 (over 30 years) – € 75,00

Future Classics (beteween 20 and 29 years) – € 75,00

Motorcycles – € 45,00

Declaration of Period License plate (Private owners) – € 60,00

Declaration of a Period License Plate (Clubs/Club associates) – € 50,00

Declaration for IUC purposes (Private owners) – € 30,00

Declaration for IUC purposes (Clubs/Club associates) – € 25,00

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

4th – Leiria, Lisboa and Porto
28th – Viseu, Lisboa, Guarda and Covilhã

4th – Aveiro and Funchal
11th – Évora, Portalegre, Estremoz and Porto
18th  – Algarve, Bragança, Vila Real, Lisboa and Viana do Castelo
25th – Braga, Guimarães and Coimbra 

4th – Aveiro and Lisboa
11th – Leiria and Porto
18th – Castelo Branco and Lisboa
25th – Chaves, Rio Maior and Caldas de Rainha


1st – Lisboa
8th – Coimbra
15th – Algarve, Aveiro, Funchal and Porto
22nd – Braga, Guimarães and Lisboa
24th – Viseu


6th – Guarda and Covilhã
13rd – Aveiro, Bragança, Vila Real and Lisboa
20th – Leiria and Porto
27th – Lisboa and Viana do Castelo

3rd – Algarve, Braga, Guimarães and Funchal
17th – Lisbon and Porto
24th – Coimbra, Portalegre and Estremoz

1st – Porto
8th – Aveiro, Lisboa and Viseu
15th – Castelo Branco
22nd – Algarve, Braga, Guimarães, Leiria, Lisboa and Porto

5th – Funchal, Lisbon and Porto
12th – Bragança and Vila Real
19th – Coimbra and Lisbon

2nd – Porto
16th – Algarve, Braga, Guimarães, Chaves and Lisboa
23rd – Leiria and Viana do Castelo
30th – Aveiro, Guarda, Covilhã and Lisboa 

7th – Coimbra, Funchal, Porto and Viseu
14th – Lisboa
21st – Évora, Rio Maior and Caldas da Rainha
28th – Lisboa

4th – Aveiro
11th – Castelo Branco, Lisbon and Porto
18th – Algarve, Aveiro, Braga and Guimarães
25th – Bragança, Vila Real and Lisbon

2nd – Portalegre, Estremoz and Porto
9th – Funchal, Lisbon, Leiria and Viana do Castelo
16th – Coimbra

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.