Vehicle registration plates Allocation of classic car registration plates (older than 30 years) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A red number plate (Red 07 number plate) may be applied for for vehicles which were first registered for circulation at least 30 years ago. The day of the first approval is decisive. The number plate issued until 28 February 2007, the (possible three-year) term of which expires before the vehicle in question is 30 years old, is protected by the acquis.

The red 07 license plate is an alternative to the H-mark and is particularly worthwhile when owning several classic car vehicles. With the issued ticket, the vehicles registered under the 07-er number can be used as often as desired. The number of the number starts with "07".

  • current identity card or passport with registration confirmation - not older than 3 months
  • Certificate of Registration Part II

    • If there is no Certificate of Registration Part II, the data sheet must be submitted to a technical inspection body and a proof of ownership (purchase agreement).

  • List of vehicles for which a red number plate is requested

  • Expert opinion in accordance with Section 23 Of the Road Traffic Authorisation Regulations (StVZO) on the classification of the vehicle/vehicles as classic cars

  • Information from the Federal Central Register of Management Certificate (Certificate Type O)

  • Insurance confirmation for red number plates

  • Confirmation that you want to participate in classic car events and use the vehicles there

  • SEPA direct debit mandate for the collection of vehicle tax

    • This must be submitted in writing in the original signed by the holder in the case of approval, including by third parties. In the event of a different account holder/account holder, this mandate must be signed in the original by the holder and by the account holder. The specified bank details must be proven.

    • Alternatively

      • a certificate stating that the Main Customs Office waives the direct debit authorisation or

      • proof of exemption

in addition, in the case of completion by third parties:

  • informal written authorisation of the applicant and identity card of the person for whom the vehicle is to be registered

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  • § 23 Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO)


  • Vehicle was first registered at least 30 years ago
  • Existence of an expert opinion of an officially recognised expert, an inspector for motor vehicle traffic or a test engineer of an officially recognised monitoring organisation in accordance with Section 23 of the Road Traffic Authorisation Regulations (StVZO)
  • Presence of a good, largely original condition of the vehicle

The conditions for obtaining a red classic car number plate may also vary in individual cases. Please check with your local authority.

  • § 23 Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO)


You may only use this flag in the following cases:

  • Participation in events for the presentation of classic cars and the "maintenance of the motor vehicle-technical cultural heritage" as well as for the arrivals and departures to such events
  • Test drives, test drives and overpass journeys
  • Journeys for the purpose of maintenance and repair of vehicles

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  • § 17 Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung (FZV)

Upon receipt of the application, it shall be checked whether the applicant is personally reliable. To this end, the body responsible for the applicant and the competent police authority shall be consulted. The competent authority shall issue a vehicle registration booklet and a special vehicle licence for each vehicle, even if only a red number plate is requested. Thus, only one number plate (pair) and several vehicles are permitted at all means. Any use of the number plate must be demonstrated in the vehicle registration booklet and with a travel record for the respective vehicle.

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