If you’re a fan of how classic cars look but not necessarily how they drive, there’s some good news for you.
A bill is being proposed that would allow small companies to produce replicas of classic cars without having to go through the hassle of meeting strict emissions requirements or safety tests. Called the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015, the new rules, if passed, would allow registered companies to produce and sell up to 500 finished cars in the U.S. annually, each of which would carry a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Mullin (R-Okla.) and Gene Green (D-Texas), the bill is also supported by SEMA and would require cars to use modern engines that have already been certified by their suppliers to meet emissions standards, but would exempt them from the most stringent federal safety regulations.
That’s not it, however, as the cars will have to be exact visual replicas of vehicles that are at least 25 years old and the original automakers must license the designs. The legislation is currently under review as bill H.R. 2675 and has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where it’ll await further action.
[Source: Fox News]