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 1971 MK! 998CC US Emissions

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 Posted: Jan 5, 2024 02:12PM
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Minis made for the Canadian market in the 70s had emissions equipment to meet North American emission standards. I do not know if California standards were met. AFAIK no other Mini was so equipped. So unless your Mini is a Canadian one you are unlikely to find what you are looking for.  

 Posted: Jan 5, 2024 09:49AM
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Originally Posted by scooperman
someone else here may be able to help you on 1971 Mini specifics, whether they had any emissions equipment, and how to prove it to California DMV.  I don't know of any MK1s manufactured after 1970, and that was in Australia, not Canada.  MK1 production in the UK ended in 1967.

Minis were never manufactured in Canada. All ours came from the UK. I did own a Mk1 Countryman registered as a 1968, no smog pump on an 848, and then a Mk2 Saloon registered as a 1969. It had the smog pump on a 998.

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 Posted: Jan 5, 2024 06:20AM
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someone else here may be able to help you on 1971 Mini specifics, whether they had any emissions equipment, and how to prove it to California DMV.  I don't know of any MK1s manufactured after 1970, and that was in Australia, not Canada.  MK1 production in the UK ended in 1967.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/new-registration/register-an-imported-vehicle/  

  • "Additional evidence: A copy of a letter from the manufacturer confirming that the vehicle meets FMVSS and U.S. emissions standards.

Usually you can only get this evidence for vehicles manufactured in Canada.

  • A copy of the Department of Transportation bond release letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • A certificate stating that the vehicle has been inspected by a California Air Resources Board-licensed laboratory.
  • Evidence that the vehicle meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California emissions standards.
    • This includes an EPA and California emissions label attached to the vehicle.
    • A smog certificate.
    • This applies to gasoline vehicles manufactured after 1968.
    • This also applies to diesel-powered vehicles manufactured after 1980."
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Homework first !

I suspect you're going to be in trouble, and unable to register the car in California.

 Posted: Jan 5, 2024 12:48AM
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DMV (California) just asked me for a US Emissions i order to register my just imported to US 1971 MK1 998 mini. Someone who can help me pls.