04-19-2007, 02:27 PM
SEMA-model legislation to amend the vehicle titling and registration classifications for street rods and create a classification for custom vehicles was approved by the full Florida Senate, and now awaits approval by the Florida House before final passage by the Legislature. H.B. 545 defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948. Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model-year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.