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Old 11-21-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Depends on how much the care costed when it was new. There's a calculator on many of the town site. If you bought a Rolls for 80K 40 years ago, its still going to cost a mint.
I know, been registering cars here for a long time.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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I know, been registering cars here for a long time.

Of course! No offense intended; and I'm not only just a Newbie Mainer, but due to having not been born here, even at 92 after 30 years I will still be considered by many as being "from away".

But I was thinking... that there might be some people who come here who might not know how the system works.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Don't forget about the Friends and Family Market in Ellsworth Falls--not that much farther to drive.
It pushes the time up to 35 minutes after you have to drive through all the lights in Ellsworth. That's a good three miles from the Walmart, and 20 miles from my house. A 20-25 minute drive is all I'm willing to do.

I will check out the IGA in Trenton, and the Shaw's in Ellsworth.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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Regarding vehicle registration for older vehicles, doesn't Maine have a vehicle collector plate program? Most states do. For example in Wisconsin a vehicle 20 years or older, qualifies for a collector plate that has a one time cost of $200. Subsequent vehicles are $150. No expiration as long as you own the car. Upon application, though, you have to list your newer every day driver.
Otherwise regular registration is a flat $75 per year.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Regarding vehicle registration for older vehicles, doesn't Maine have a vehicle collector plate program? Most states do. For example in Wisconsin a vehicle 20 years or older, qualifies for a collector plate that has a one time cost of $200. Subsequent vehicles are $150. No expiration as long as you own the car. Upon application, though, you have to list your newer every day driver.
Otherwise regular registration is a flat $75 per year.
Nope
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Regarding vehicle registration for older vehicles, doesn't Maine have a vehicle collector plate program? Most states do. For example in Wisconsin a vehicle 20 years or older, qualifies for a collector plate that has a one time cost of $200. Subsequent vehicles are $150. No expiration as long as you own the car. Upon application, though, you have to list your newer every day driver.
Otherwise regular registration is a flat $75 per year.
Don't know. But usually these plates mean that you cannot drive the car everyday. You arte limited to driving it on a certain number of the days of the weeks, so you need a stble oif about 3-7 collectors cars to get away with this ploy.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Regarding vehicle registration for older vehicles, doesn't Maine have a vehicle collector plate program? Most states do. For example in Wisconsin a vehicle 20 years or older, qualifies for a collector plate that has a one time cost of $200. Subsequent vehicles are $150. No expiration as long as you own the car. Upon application, though, you have to list your newer every day driver.
Otherwise regular registration is a flat $75 per year.
Maine does have a registration for antique vehicles. Vehicle needs to be 25 years old to qualify. Vehicle doesn't have to have an inspection sticker if registered as an antique. Only caveat is it can only be driven to parades, car shows, or to the mechanic's shop, etc. It cannot be used as a primary mode of transportation. Never seen anyone receive a summons for that, but again it's the insurance company I would fear if you were doing so if you ever had a claim.

http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registr...%20(10-11).pdf
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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Don't know. But usually these plates mean that you cannot drive the car everyday. You arte limited to driving it on a certain number of the days of the weeks, so you need a stble oif about 3-7 collectors cars to get away with this ploy.
Luckily here, that is not the case. We can drive ours anytime, anywhere. (I drove one of mine down to Kansas City a few years ago) Only restriction I know about is that if you want to drive the vehicle in the month of January, you have to buy a $30 permit sticker just for that one month. (mine hibernate for the winter)

Insurance on the other hand is another story. If you opt for collector car insurance, the companies don't want you using car as daily driver. But premiums are very reasonalble. My '59 Sport Fury costs me $105 a year with good coverage. My '70 Gremlin is $45. You only pay liability coverage on the first vehicle and it applies to the rest. You can opt for regular insurance but you pay more and there are no restrictions.

When I lived in Maine in the '60's I always kept my Wisconsin registration. Can't remember why, maybe because of the cost.

I was surprised to see Maine has IGA stores. I always thought of them as local or statewide. Google shows them all over the world.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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Land on State road with in 20 miles of full service town at the price cheaper than dirt, dirt around here cost about $300-400 per dump truck load, you can dirt plus acreage in Maine for that price.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Luckily here, that is not the case. We can drive ours anytime, anywhere. (I drove one of mine down to Kansas City a few years ago) Only restriction I know about is that if you want to drive the vehicle in the month of January, you have to buy a $30 permit sticker just for that one month. (mine hibernate for the winter)

Insurance on the other hand is another story. If you opt for collector car insurance, the companies don't want you using car as daily driver. But premiums are very reasonalble. My '59 Sport Fury costs me $105 a year with good coverage. My '70 Gremlin is $45. You only pay liability coverage on the first vehicle and it applies to the rest. You can opt for regular insurance but you pay more and there are no restrictions.

When I lived in Maine in the '60's I always kept my Wisconsin registration. Can't remember why, maybe because of the cost.

I was surprised to see Maine has IGA stores. I always thought of them as local or statewide. Google shows them all over the world.
over 6,000 Iga stores, in many countries
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