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Technical inspection of a collector's vehicle: what are the rules?

Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

One collector's vehicle is a vehicle 30 years or older, which is no longer produced, and whose technical characteristics have not been altered.

In 2023, a vehicle registered for 1re times in 1993 or earlier may be registered in a vintage vehicle subject to conditions.

The rules concerning roadworthiness tests vary if the collector vehicle is used as a VTC or if it is a heavy goods vehicle exceeding 3.5 tons or if it is in another situation.

General case

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Vehicles put into service from 1960

One collector's vehicle put into circulation from 1960 shall be subject to a technical inspection every 5 years.

The five-year period to make the 1er short periodic roadworthiness test from the registration of the vehicle in collector's vehicle.

The technical inspection sticker shall not be affixed to the windshield of a collector's vehicle.

Vehicle put into service before 1960

One collector's vehicle put into circulation before 1960 is dispensed of technical inspection.


the technical inspection of a vehicle 30 years of age or older which is not not declared collector's vehicle must be done every 2 years as with other vehicles. The carte grise request for a collection vehicle is available online on the website of theANTS: titleContent.


One collector's vehicle used as chauffeur-driven transport car (VTC) has been subject to the specific regulations of ATVs for roadworthiness tests since January 2021.

Therefore, the period of validity of the technical inspection is of1 year.

Heavy goods vehicle

One collector's vehicle of which the PTAC: titleContent is greater than 3,5 tons is dispensed of technical inspection irrespective of the date of its entry into service.

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