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How to register a kit car in Florida

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

Very few things are as satisfying as cruising down the roads in a car you have constructed with your own hands. Building a kit car can be a ton of fun. But before you hit the roads, it is important to make sure your kit car has been registered properly. If you are looking to learn more about how to register a kit car in Florida, here are some important things to remember.

Florida classifies what is commonly known as a “kit car” as a “custom built car.” This title encompasses any vehicles that are built from new frames provided by manufacturers, built from existing car frames with a body kit or built using homemade car frames.

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Custom Built Car Registration Documents

If a kit car has been constructed on an existing frame, the frame must previously have been titled. In order to register a kit car that has been constructed on an existing frame that was previously titled in the state of Florida, the following documents will be needed:

  • The original Florida title along with an application transfer the title to your name
  • The body kit MCO
  • An application for the Certificate of Title
  • A notarized affidavit stating all repairs made to the vehicle and whether to vehicle is safe
  • Receipts or bills of sale for all of the parts and equipment

Any applicable taxes and fees will also have to be paid. Cars built on frames provided by the manufacturer also require a manufacturer’s invoice or bill of sale stating that the frame was included with the body kit along with the above documentation.

If building a kit car really isn’t your thing, Brandon Ford offers an extensive selection of great vehicles that have already been constructed. Come on in for a test drive and learn more.

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