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Horseless Carriage

Horseless Carriage License Plate

(Motor Vehicle Code Section 66-3-27 NMSA 1978)

A “horseless carriage” is a motor vehicle at least 35 years old, owned as a collector’s item, and used solely for exhibition and educational purposes. Upon transfer of ownership of a horseless carriage, the registration plate remains with the vehicle. A horseless carriage plate must be revalidated every five years. Fee: $14.50 initially, then $9.50 every five years upon revalidation

Application form MVD10056 | Download PDF

Year of Manufacture

(Motor Vehicle Code Section 66-3-423 NMSA 1978)

The division may specially register and permit the use of year-of-manufacture license plates on motor vehicles that are 30 or more years old. The division shall inspect the year-of-manufacture plate to ensure that it is in good condition and that the number on the plate is not already assigned or in use. To qualify for use, the year-of-manufacture plate shall be an authentic plate issued in New Mexico during the motor vehicle’s model year.

Upon the sale or transfer of a motor vehicle bearing a year-of-manufacture plate, the plate may remain with the vehicle and be transferred to the new owner upon payment of a $10.00 fee in addition to regular registration fees. Fee: $27.00 upon initial registration; $12.00 upon transfer to a new owner

Application form MVD11317 | Download PDF