And replacing it with what? ICV's are not just extensively modified cars, there are quite a few companies doing "kit cars" and low volume production as well.
If something complies with the ADR's I don't know how or why they would refuse to register it? What is your source? Do you have a link to further information?
Apparently they're scrapping it altogether for the moment.
The convo started when a guy on the Mustang forum wrote:
Just had a call from a mate with Ford Cobra (I.C.V) and it appears that people with cars, bikes, etc. that passed the certification for nsw rego by certified engineers PRE 2011 will have to reapply for rego and undergo engineers cetrification again. Anyone out there has any info?
I have also been told that they may be going to stop people importing special builds of cars, ie Mustang Shelby, Saleen, Roush, etc. and models of high performance Porsche etc., unless the manufacturer sells these on their show room floors, in my case i did not want the new Aussie Mustang that is missing all the good stuff and got hold of a 2011 rhd conversion that has it all. Are any of these facts near the mark or just the xmas cheer talking? happy new year folks!
The most common ICV 's are AC Cobra replicas hence the concern over there. 'Big Al' from Big Al's Mustangs has recently become a certifier and has been brushing up on all the rules, he has this to say:
it only applies if your modified vehicle becomes unregistered for longer than the 3 month grace period. It also applies to those who are intending on applying for the CVS or Modified Classic registration scheme that require VSCCS compliance. However, if you sell the vehicle, and it is still registered on full NSW rego, re-certification is not required.
In short, anyone who is attempting to ESTABLISH any type of registration for a modified vehicle (which also includes right hand drive converted vehicles) are now required to have their vehicle re-certified under the current VSCCS certification scheme
This applies in NSW
Like anything these days, rules and regulations can change at the drop of a hat. It's up to the owner/builder to constantly keep up to date, and on top of these changes. Many engage in regular contact with their certifier to give them the updates, and the vehicle should be regularly checked by the certifier to make sure that it meets the rules and regulations as the build progresses.
However, it is unfortunate for those who are half way though a build and the NSW RMS decide to cease any future approval of ICV's with no prior warning given. I have a mate who has just invested a substantial amount of coin in introducing a new type of ICV into the market. It's a major investment in tooling etc. and they are unable to get approval. He's not happy, and I don't blame him for being upset with the NSW RMS.
Hopefully they can get through it.
With the other modded cars out there, there was prior warning that the ECV's as they were previously known, did have a life span on them, and that unregistered vehicles will require re-certification to bring them up to date, and in line with the new regulations.
Let's face it, there are many cars that have been previously modified and registered under the old ECS scheme, and have since been re-modified, or further/majorly enhanced/changed, which would now render their previous engineers report defunct/irrelevant.
It's just a matter of getting all the heavily/modified cars safety levels up to date, and in line with today's standards.
Remember guys, Safety is paramount here!
The problem is with ICV's is that there has never really been any sort of Factory built safety certification/standards and exhaustive testing process as a completed unit like the factories perform, that the relevant bodies can base their authority on. Our classic cars have at the very least been certified/tested in their original composition that they can base certain findings on.
I feel for them too. many have large amounts of money invested in their projects, and can't do anything about it.
However, from what I am led to believe, there is a person that is attempting to raise enough capital to mount a legal challenge. It will be interesting to see how they go. But I imagine it is going to be a long and hard battle.
Hot Rods are a whole different kettle of fish
If they are seeking full registration, then more rules again.
But not sure about them falling under ICV.
They would more likely fall under Street Rod Rego as it would be easier to register in that category. (I think)
Edited by StephenSLR, 12 January 2018 - 05:53 PM.