How old do you have to be to be able to drive a classic car? I’ve heard 25+ in the past. Does it vary from state to state?

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Insurance Question from Saint Paul, MN

Asked on 03/21/2017

How old do you have to be to be able to drive a classic car? I’ve heard 25+ in the past. Does it vary from state to state? NULL

Answer given on March 24, 2017

While each state has its own rules, most states and auto insurance companies do not have a minimum age for someone to own or drive a classic car. Classic cars are really only older cars that are considered collectible by car enthusiasts. Many states have guidelines regarding registration and smog rules on such cars allowing a lower registration cost and/or to bypass smog rules in the state.Some insurance companies may have different requirements on insuring a classic car, but it is usually a limit on the annual mileage of the car and its use, not the age of the operator.If you have a classic car that you want to drive, check with your insurance company or if the car is not yours, ask the owner of the car to ask if there is a restriction on the age of the operator. That way you can be sure you are not in violation of any restriction on the car or the insurance policy.


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