When is an H mark worthwhile?

Patrick Lang
Special number for classic cars or normal registration
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  • Requirements for H-license plate
  • For whom is the license plate worthwhile?
  • Insurance with oldtimer tariffs
  • Season license plate with H approval

U In order to protect automotive cultural assets, the legislator introduced the H mark in 1997. The H license plate is a special license plate for historic vehicles that were first registered at least 30 years ago and are in a good, original or contemporary restored condition. The owner must have the corresponding condition of his vehicle confirmed by means of a classic car report. The cost of a classic car report can vary from 80 to 200 euros. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), 674,978 cars that are more than 30 years old are currently registered in Germany. According to the KBA, 477,386 cars and trailers were permitted with H-plates on 1.1.2018.

recalculated will. A two-liter petrol engine with Euro 2 costs, for example, 174 Euro tax annually and thus remains around 18 Euro under the flat tax.

Insurance companies and special insurers have special tariffs that are mostly below conventional offers. In addition, cars with H license plates can only be registered seasonally from October 1, 2017 , which offers further savings potential. With the combination of H and seasonal license plates, it is possible, for example, to only register your oldie for a few months of the year. Legislators require a minimum of two months and a maximum of 11 months. Outside of the validity period, however, the vehicle may not be driven in public traffic areas - nor may it be parked. In addition, there is no insurance coverage during this time - even against theft, the baby is then not insured because the comprehensive insurance is also suspended. In contrast, payments are usually made for damage that can occur during decommissioning - theft, fire, marten bites, storms or lightning. Provided that the vehicle has comprehensive insurance, is not parked in public spaces and is parked in a garage or an enclosed area. New to some classic car insurance is the liability cover during the break. Every now and then, there are occasional fires in vintage car garages. Pick up the fireAdjacent vehicles were mostly left empty-handed. A gap in coverage has been closed here.

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