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If you feel like taking a drive, the Truckee DMV office was the most pleasurable experience I've ever had at a DMV office. The clerk was quiet friendly and wanted to see pics of the Alfa.

Short wait too!
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Brian - with regards to taking a shot at making the sticker... while i like that you want to copy Ken's, i think more importantly you should also copy HorseWidower's sticker with the red borders, that one might just do the trick.
I'm sorry, I can't do anything with that picture. I need high quality scans or pictures with accurate dimensions before I'll take anything on.

When the stickers are all crinkled up like that one, they shrink and it's hard to get accurate dimensions, word and letter spacing.

As for Ken's sticker, this is what I have thus far. As you can see, I try as best I can to get it all right.
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Here's a repro sticker for the '73 engine bay. Convert it to a '74 by updating the ignition timing and the model year, and change the black to red. And BTW, it goes on the intake side of the compartment and upside down (so it's readable when standing on the passenger side of the engine bay and looking down at it. All too many times restores get the orientation wrong.
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A few months back I registered a Alfa in Calif at the AAA of California.
I will never go through the CA DMV again. I recommend that if you live in that socialist state, you go to AAA,
They are actually very helpful and give you the answers to problems like this.
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Unfortunately, my '74 had dropped out of the system, due to not having been registered or licensed since '88. Because of that AAA could not register the car for me.

All my other vehicle titling, license and registration is done at AAA.


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You didn't...oh yes I did. '73 Berlina graduate course in rust repair. No thread yet, don't want to piss off the GTV

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" This week I plan to literally drive around to various bay area DMV's to see if i can get lucky."

I go to the DMV in Marin County in Corte Madera and have usually had good response, especially if you catch a slow time. Since it is central Marin, it is a lower volume office with lower blood pressures when it's not busy.
A jambalaya of workers there (which is good!), and I only got a crabby person once out of many times going.

If you go to the DMV website for the office, it will show you the approximate current wait time for walk-ins, as well.
If you are close enough, you can then make a scramble with some measure of possible success. But you probably already knew that.

Additionally, there is the possible bonus of a major CHP office directly on the other side of the freeway about a mile away, so maybe you could hit two birds with one stone.

p.s. Be careful if you have to cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in either direction as it is becoming the local bottleneck these days.
And forget about travelling north on Route 101 after about 2:30-3pm

Just a thought.

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Finally California Registered... pics of plates and tags to prove it!

Wow - what an odyssey... I started this thread more than two months ago, and that was after an already frustrating prior two months of trying to get my 74 GTV registered in California.

7 redundant sets of paperwork
9 DMV visits in 3 cities
2 visits to CHP offices
2 "fixers"

Happy to report, that it IS possible to register a USA originally delivered, out of state car, in California. I won't bore you with the process but anyone who stumbles across this issue in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for all your support, you were super helpful in the process. Let the modifications begin!
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I just stumbled upon this thread.

Three weeks ago I walked into my local DMV to register a 1973 GTV that had never been registered in the California, I bought the car at an estate sale in Oregon. It took maybe 30 minutes including wait time to get done what had to be done. I only had a bill of sale and the car sitting outside. Today I received the same packet of goodies that you did from the DMW.

I can't say what I did different not have the fun you did.

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A pox on Kalifornia!
Threads like this one are unnecessary reminders of why I escaped that misery decades ago.
Guy I bought my Dellorto carbed ex-Oregon '78 from tried for YEARS to get it registered there, paying additional fee's with each attempt.
When he finally gave up the Spider got pushed outside, and the rust began.

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Congrats on your success. I am still up against challenges with my car that I brought from Denmark.

There is an exception with CARB that allows you to register a non-California car that you have had registered out of state for 12 months or more. I sent them an email, and they claimed it only applied to the 49 other US states and not other countries. When I emailed them back that the DMV brochures states "other states or countries" they replied other countries is only applicable for members of the armed forces returning from other countries. I am sure it is all BS, but what can one do...

Does anyone know where the actual applicable laws can be found, or any reasonable approach?

My car is a 1974 GT 1300 Junior.

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Congrats on your success. I am still up against challenges with my car that I brought from Denmark.

There is an exception with CARB that allows you to register a non-California car that you have had registered out of state for 12 months or more. I sent them an email, and they claimed it only applied to the 49 other US states and not other countries. When I emailed them back that the DMV brochures states "other states or countries" they replied other countries is only applicable for members of the armed forces returning from other countries. I am sure it is all BS, but what can one do...

Does anyone know where the actual applicable laws can be found, or any reasonable approach?

My car is a 1974 GT 1300 Junior.
If it were any state but Kali. I would suggest contacting your state senators office to ask that they look into the unwritten rule claimed in CARB's reply.
CARB might just decide to enforce the law AS WRITTEN if they feel they might be attracting too much attention from the purse-holders in Sacto.
But being that it is Kali, I suggest moving to a "Free" state where "Gross Polluters" like ours are not so villified.

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Hey, Richard, your state has a few things to answer to also.

My daughter had a 2002 Honda with 280,000 miles on it and did not pass CA smog. The car is registered in the LA basin. No problem, we'll do what we've always done in this situation and give the car to one of my sister's kids who live in Nevada. But it was not to be.

This July the state of Nevada ruled that because the car didn't meet their tailpipe emission standard the car can't be registered in Nevada. This has never happened. The state employee cited some new legislation.

The car needs about $800 worth of emission control related parts. The car is nice looking, in good shape, well maintained other emission control system where some key components rapidly failed over the course of this last year. The cost of parts was just an excuse for my daughter to get a new car and opportunity to give her cousin a car newer and nicer looking that the one she is driving.

Please talk to you legislators and explain to them how hurtful it is the Nevada's economy to not allow the registration of gross polluters in your state. If this trend continues my sister is thinking of just moving back to California. Now that is what really has me worried.

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Let me guess, Lost Wages ('Vegas) or East E. Sacramento (Reno)?
The only two counties in the whole state that even HAVE emissions test.
They are also the Kali. beach heads here, university towns full of all that the university culture entails.
I could be more blunt but would get banned.
Nevada is now divided like many other states, rural freedom vs city center totalitarianism.
To be free you have to forego the opera and "art" museums.
I will look into this but expect that it was pushed from the Kali. side, the zealots there hate to lose control.
If you have a statute number my research would be simpler.

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