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 Need help registering my 85' mini in California. Please Help

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 Posted: Jun 9, 2019 04:17PM
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Sure glad I do NOT live in Kalifornia...  later bc

 Posted: Jun 7, 2019 04:32PM
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dmpls04.. so why did you NOT do your homework on buying a classic car. since you live in Cali.. ??? you should have known CARB has horrible restrictions. on direct imports.   later bc

 Posted: Jun 7, 2019 03:18PM
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1. What’s the Smog process you are talking about? 
I thought it couldn’t be done with the year it is.. 

2. How would i go about doing option 2..

3. I would prefer not to sell, Thanks.
Option 2 is easier if you own property in another Sate or have a relative or trusted friend willing to register it for you in his/her State and take the liability of you driving it in California.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jun 7, 2019 02:06PM
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there are also two more options..4.  just get Cali Dealer lic and just drive the mini on dealer plates.. 5.. sell wife on ebay. just younger model.. move the canada..later  bc

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option  2 is easy.. register is Vermont or Montana..  about  $300 to do this legally..  and you get tags with it.. later bc
Legal in Vermont or Montana yes. Not legal in your home state though...

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option  2 is easy.. register is Vermont or Montana..  about  $300 to do this legally..  and you get tags with it.. later bc

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Originally Posted by dmpls04
1. What’s the Smog process you are talking about? 
I thought it couldn’t be done with the year it is.. 

2. How would i go about doing option 2..

3. I would prefer not to sell, Thanks.
Option #2. Discuss in dark rooms far away from public internet forums. Or if discussing in public, done with NO identifying information.

Option #4. Run it on English plates. I know people who have done that for over a decade and never registered their car. Would insurance pay if they had an accident? Maybe, maybe not. Your choice whether to take the risk...

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ok. G and K.  auto conversions..  www.gnkauto.com   in Santa Ana.. Cali..  phone.. 714.545.9503.. top notch job..  top notch PRICE.. later bc

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Here is the thread of a Cali Resident   that paid and got his car to pass Smog .

    read thru =  It sure doesnt read as 'easy'   Fun ' or  Cheap!

https://www.minimania.com/msgThread/121752/1/1/1991_Rover_Mini_-_CA_Registration_Help

Perhaps reach out to that owner for guidance...

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 11:29AM
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dmplos04..  all classic cars with GAS..must  be PRE 1976 to register in Cali.. with NO exceptions..  try G and K there in Cali.. they are the best.. but  more like $8-10k to get Smog approved by CARB..  Malsal gave the ONLY three options.. later bc

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1. What’s the Smog process you are talking about? 
I thought it couldn’t be done with the year it is.. 

2. How would i go about doing option 2..

3. I would prefer not to sell, Thanks.

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 09:43AM
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You have three choices.

!. Go through the smog process which is about $5k to get certified and register it legally.

2. Register it in any of the other 49 States illegally.

3. Or you could sell it and buy an already registered in CA Mini.

Good luck.


If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 09:30AM
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I have an 85' mini I would like to register in California. I know it's impossible but, I'm hoping someone can guide me or help me in any way. I would appreciate it very much. We brought it from the UK and would like to get her legal, possibly trying to avoid smogging. 
I can't stand to see her parked in the garage. 

Thanks!!

This is my mini "The Joker"