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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: 5th of March, 7th of March, 2nd of July, 10th of September and 5th of November

Aveiro: 22nd of January, 19th of March, 30th of April, 14th of May, 18th of June, 30th of July, 27th of August, 17th of September, 22nd of October, 19th of November and 3rd of December

Braga/Guimarães: 15th of January, 12th of March, 14th of May, 16th of July, 1st of October and 10th of December 

Bragança/Vila Real: 12th of February, 28th of May, 6th of August and 5th of November

Castelo Branco: 26th of March, 25th of June and 15th of October

Coimbra: 19th of February, 2nd of April, 11th of June, 13th of August, 22nd of October and 17th of December

Funchal: 5th of January, 9th of April, 11th of June, 6th of August, 8th of October and 10th of November

Guarda/Covilhã: 15th of January, 5th of March and 30th of July

Leiria: 29th of January, 19th of March, 21st of May, 23rd of July, 29th of October and 17th of December, 13th of March, 15th of May, 10th of July, 11th of September and 13th of November

Lisboa:  8th and 29th of January, 12th and 26th of February, 12th and 26th of March, 23rd of April, 14th of May, 18th of June, 9th and 23rd of July, 13th and 27th of August, 24th of September, 15th and 29th of October, 12th and 26th of November and 10th of December

Portalegre/Estremoz: 10th of February, 20th of August and 3rd of Decembery

Porto: 8th and 22nd of January, 19th of February, 5th and 19th of March, 2nd and 9th of April, 7th and 28th of May, 4th and 25th of June, 16th and 30th of July, 13th of August, 17th of September, 1st of October, 12th and 19th of November, 3rd of December

Viana do Castelo: 26th of March, 7th of May, 6th of August and 26th of November

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.