Record values ​​for H license plates: classic car registrations

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Record values ​​for H license plates: classic car registrations-values

The VW Beetle is by far the most popular classic

Source: VW

At the end of last year, for the first time, more than 400,000 oldtimers with H license plates were on the road in Germany. The statistics are led by an old friend.

D.he number of oldtimers on German roads rose again in 2017, by a whopping eleven percent: with 422,213 vehicles with an H license plate, the number climbed above the 400,000 mark for the first time. Including historical motorcycles and commercial vehicles, the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has around 477,400 vehicles with H license plates.
Two thirds of the 42-year-old cars on average come from a German manufacturer. The VW Beetle has been in first place for many years with currently 36,300 copies registered for an H license plate. The Mercedes-Benz W 123 followed in second place with 19,718 vehicles. Another Volkswagen is catching up: the Golf climbed from eighth to sixth. However, only around 30 percent of all reported VW have Golf, that are older than 30 years have an H mark. The special license plate is linked to certain requirements, for example in terms of originality, and grants a tax advantage and entry into environmental zones. According to the VDA, the number of oldtimers with H-license plates has grown by 157 percent over the past ten years, and their share of the total number of cars is one percent.

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