Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano
I suspect that you would encounter problems in any state if you tried to import or register a car that was not manufactured to meet U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). My guess is that the 155, 33 1.7 boxer 16V and Sei are new enough to fall into that class.
For something post-1967, but pre-1976 (e.g., pre- smog inspection), like kjf654321's '71 BMW, I wonder if someone could register it first in another state and then in California. Admittedly a lot of trouble unless you have a second home in that other state.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
'63 Guilia spider
'65 Guilia Sprint GT
Last edited by Alfajay; 05-29-2018 at 05:16 PM.