All motor vehicles 20 years or older that the body has not been altered from the original vehicle. Please refer to the chart below for examples of alterations; however, please keep in mind this list is not all inclusive. It will be the owner’s responsibility to properly certify if the vehicle has body alterations. Misrepresenting a vehicle’s eligibility could result in citations for improper registration.
This list in not all inclusive.
|Replacing sheet metal/repairs||No||As long as it mirrors the original body.|
|Louvered hood||Yes||Unless owner provides evidence it was a factory available option the year the vehicle was manufactured.|
|Custom badging/cloning||No||For example, re-badging a base model Camaro as an SS, not an alteration to change or add badges, graphics, etc.|
|Ground effects kit||Yes*||Not an alteration if factory available option offered the year the vehicle was manufactured. It is an alteration if not factory-offered (after market).|
|Wings/spoilers/hood scoops||Yes*||Not an alteration if factory available option offered the year the vehicle was manufactured. It is an alteration if not factory-offered (after market).|
|Lift kits/Lowering kits, wheels, tires||No||As long as the body wasn’t altered to accommodate larger wheels for lifts, or to accommodate wheels for lowering kits.|
|Snowplows, trailer hitches, etc.||No||Accessories such as these are not alterations unless the body of the vehicle had to be altered to accommodate them.|
|Truck bed conversions||Yes*||A 1-ton pickup or larger likely would be delivered without a box, so the bed conversion/addition would not be considered an alteration or modification.|
|Engine or engine parts||No|||
|Fender or bumper replacement||No|||
|Interior of vehicle (seats, dashboard, radio)||No|||
*Indicates possible exceptions
All vehicles are required to meet the standards outlined in
Wis. Stats. 347 Equipment of Vehicles to legally operate on Wisconsin Highways.
The following former military vehicles also qualify for Collector plates, even if they have been altered or modified:
- GMC DUKW ("Duck") six-wheel drive utility vehicle originally manufactured for use by the U.S. military forces during World War II that is at least 25 years old
- Humvee multipurpose wheeled vehicle originally manufactured for use by the U.S. military forces that is at least 22 years old
- Kaiser Jeep M715 that is at least 25 years old
- Pinzgauer all-terrain, four- or six-wheel drive vehicle that is at least 25 years old