Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Hill Country of Central Texas
From the Texas Department of Pubic Safety/Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website:
Vehicles registered as "Antiques" are exempt from annual inspection. To see the restrictions on the use of antiques or to obtain more information on how to register your vehicle as "Antique", see the TXDMV website.
##Vehicles registered as "Classic" are required to have an annual safety inspection. These types of vehicles are inspected like any passenger vehicle. Certain items of inspection, however, may or may not be required to be inspected, depending on the age of the car. (For example, seatbelts and anchorages are only required if the vehicle was originally manufactured with them.)
Certain counties in Texas (and Travis County is one of them) require an annual emissions test but I don't know if Antiques and/or Classics are exempt. I guess you could dig around on the TXDMV website and find out.
I will be registering my 65 FB with "Year of Manufacture" license plates and I do believe I will need to have the annual safety inspection but I don't live in an emissions test county.