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) and Future Classics (beteween 20 and 29 years) – € 75,00
Renovations (vehicles) – € 75,00
Motorcycles – € 45,00
Renovations (motorcycles) – € 45,00


Declaration of Period License Plates (Private owners) – € 120,00
Declaration of Period License Plates (Clubs/ Club Associates) – € 100,00
Declaration for IUC purposes (Private owners) – € 30,00
Declaration for IUC purposes (Clubs/ Club Associates) – € 25,00
For IUC purposes it is only necessary for vehicles imported outside the European Union.


Certification Plate (customized with vehicle data) – € 25,00
Certificate Reissue – € 20,00

Museum Friends – Discount of € 5 on the values of the table.


13th – Aveiro, Guimarães, Leiria and Lisboa
20th – Porto and Viseu
27th – Vila Real and Lisboa

3rd – Portalegre and Estremoz, Guarda and Covilhã
10th – Aveiro, Évora and Funchal
17th  – Algarve, Bragança, Castelo Branco, Lisboa and Porto
24th – Braga, Chaves and Coimbra

2nd – Lisboa
9th – Aveiro, Leiria, Porto and Tomar
16th – Guimarães, Rio Maior and Caldas da Rainha
23rd – Lisboa and Viana do Castelo


6th – Lisboa
13th – Algarve, Aveiro, Coimbra and Funchal
20th – Braga, Vila Real, Porto and Viseu
27th – Lisboa


4th – Guarda and Covilhã
11th – Bragança, Évora and Lisboa
18th – Aveiro, Guimarães and Castelo Branco
25th – Chaves, Leiria, Lisboa and Porto

1st – Algarve, Braga, Rio Maior and Caldas da Rainha
15th – Aveiro, Funchal, Lisboa and Porto
22nd – Coimbra, Portalegre, Estremoz and Viana do Castelo
29th – Lisboa

6th – Tomar and Viseu
13rd – Aveiro, Bragança, Lisboa and Porto
20th – Algarve, Guimarães and Leiria
24th – Vila Real
27th – Lisboa

3rd – Funchal and Porto
10th – Braga, Évora, Funchal and Lisboa
17th – Aveiro, Castelo Branco and Coimbra
24th – Chaves and Lisboa

14th – Guimarães, Lisboa and Porto
21st – Algarve, Aveiro, Leiria, Rio Maior, Caldas da Rainha and Viseu
28th – Guarda, Covilhã and Lisboa

2nd – Funchal
12th – Braga, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Lisboa and Porto
19th – Aveiro
26th – Vila Real, Lisboa, Portalegre, Estremoz and Viana do Castelo

2nd – Viseu
9th – Lisboa and Porto
16th – Aveiro, Guimarães, Évora and Tomar
23rd – Algarve and Bragança
30th – Chaves and Lisboa

7th – Braga, Funchal, Guarda, Covilhã, Lisboa and Porto
14th – Aveiro, Coimbra and Leiria
21st – Portalegre, Estremoz, Rio Maior and Caldas da Rainha

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.