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Types of Titles Issued

Antique Auto:

Is defined in 29-A MRSA, Section 101, subsection 3, as "Any automobile or truck manufactured in or after model year 1916, which is over 25 years old, which is equipped with an engine manufactured either at the same time as the vehicle or to the specifications of the original engine of the vehicle, which is maintained primarily for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades or other functions of public interest and not used as its owner's primary mode of transportation of passengers or goods".

Classic Vehicles:

Is defined in 29-A MRSA, Section 101, subsection 15, as "A motor vehicle that is at least 16 years old but less than 26 years old that the Secretary of State determines is of significance to vehicle collectors because of its make, model and condition and is valued at more than $5,000".

Horseless Carriage:

Is defined in 29-A MRSA, SEction 101, subsection 28, as "Any motor vehicle made before model year 1916, which is equipped with an engine manufactured either at the same time as the vehicle or to the specifications of the original engine of the vehicle, which is maintained primarily for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest, and not used as it's owner's primary mode of transportation of passengers or goods".

Salvage Titles:

The Secretary of State may issue a certificate of salvage upon surrender of a certificate of title and evidence that a vehicle was declared a total loss by an owner or an insurance company.

Rebuilt Titles:

Means to replace any component part of a vehicle that is declared salvaged. A rebuilt salvage title is issued when two or more vehicles with different frames are joined or a salvage vehicle has five or more component parts replaced.

Warranty Titles:

Antique auto, horseless carriage, classic vehicle. The Secretary of State may, on documented and notarized evidence of ownership and payment of a $40 fee, issue a warranty title to a Maine resident owner of an antique auto, horseless carriage or classic vehicle. A warranty title denotes that there are no known liens or encumbrances against the vehicle.

For additional information on motor vehicle titles, please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles Title Examination and Information Unit at (207) 624-9000, extension 52138 or by email at titles.bmv@maine.gov