A version of SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle registration and titling classification for custom vehicles (including kit cars and replicas) was approved by the Tennessee State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Phil Bredesen. The new law defines a custom-built car as a vehicle that is built for private use and is not constructed by a licensed manufacturer or remanufacturer. Under the law, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle it most closely resembles.
In signing the bill into law Governor Bredesen said, “I view this as a responsible, proactive way for enthusiasts to register their vehicles in a safe and controlled manner.”
Congratulations to all of you for contributing to this successful effort!