C.R.S. Section 42-12-101

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Collector” means an individual or person who is:


The owner of one or more vehicles of historic or special interest who collects, purchases, acquires, trades, or disposes of these vehicles or parts thereof for such owner’s use in order to preserve, restore, and maintain a vehicle for hobby purposes or use; or


A bona fide member of a national automobile club or association whose charter recognizes in membership a sincere demonstration of interest in the history of automotive engineering, in the preservation of antique, vintage, or special interest motor vehicles, in a sharing of knowledge and experience with other automotive enthusiasts, or in the promotion of good fellowship among such members or collectors.


“Collector’s item” means a motor vehicle, including a truck or truck tractor, that is of:


Model year 1975 or earlier;


Model year 1976 or later that was registered as a collector’s item prior to September 1, 2009; except that a vehicle so registered is not eligible for registration as a collector’s item upon sale or transfer to a new owner; or


A model year at least thirty-two years old unless the vehicle was registered before September 1, 2009, and meets the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subsection (2). If the vehicle is being registered under this paragraph (c) and in the program area, as defined in section 42-4-304:


The vehicle must have passed an emissions test meeting the standards of part 3 of article 4 of this title within the last twelve months before being initially registered by the owner as a collector’s item; and


The owner must sign an affidavit that the vehicle will not be driven on roadways for more than four thousand five hundred miles per year.


“Commercial vehicle” means a trailer, truck, or truck tractor, as those terms are defined in section 42-1-102.


“Dealer” means a person who is engaged in the business or vocation of manufacturing, buying, selling, trading, destroying, or salvaging motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, motor vehicle equipment, or motor vehicle accessories.


“Department” means the department of revenue.


“Director” means the executive director of the department of revenue.


“Garage” means a building or business place used for the storage or repair of motor vehicles.


“Inspector” means a peace officer of a law enforcement agency who has been certified under section 42-5-206 to inspect vehicle identification numbers.


“Law enforcement agency” means the Colorado state patrol or the agency of a local government authorized to enforce the laws of Colorado.


“Motor vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle designed for operation on the highway and not running on rails.


“Parts car” means a motor vehicle, generally in inoperable condition, that is owned by a collector to furnish or to supply parts that are usually unobtainable from normal sources, thus enabling a collector or other collectors to preserve, restore, complete, and maintain a vehicle of historic or special interest.


“Rebuilt vehicle” means a vehicle that was assembled from parts of two or more commercially manufactured vehicles or that has been altered in such a manner that it is not readily recognizable as a commercially manufactured vehicle of a given year. “Rebuilt vehicle” includes a kit car and a street-rod vehicle.


“State” includes the territories and the federal districts of the United States.


“Street-rod vehicle” means a vehicle with a body design manufactured in 1948 or earlier or with a reproduction component that resembles a 1948 or earlier model that has been modified for safe road use, including modifications to the drive train, suspension, and brake systems, modifications to the body through the use of materials such as steel or fiberglass, and modifications to other safety or comfort features.


“Vehicle” means a motor vehicle required to have a certificate of title under part 1 of article 6 of this title but does not include commercial vehicles.


“Vehicle identification number” means the identifying number, serial number, engine number, or other distinguishing number or mark, including any letters, that is unique to the identity of a given vehicle or vehicle part and that was placed on a vehicle or vehicle part by its manufacturer or by the department under either section 42-12-202 or the laws of another state or country.

Source: Section 42-12-101 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-42.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 42-12-101’s source at colorado​.gov