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M400
12-09-11, 08:34 PM
I'll kick off the "How to license a used Noble/Rossion in California" thread:

http://para.noid.org/~lj/Noble/DMV.gif

I'll post the step sequence I followed tomorrow.

Jeff

Zeitronix
12-09-11, 09:35 PM
I spent 4 hours at DMV today to finish registration process and receive plates. DMV was not a problem though, CHP officer messed up VIN verification paperwork.

Torreyz
01-11-12, 08:20 AM
I also spent hours waiting at the DMV for CA plates. Finally got them, but the DMV makes it painfully obvious that they don't want you there without an appointment. To wrap up my whole CA registration process, it is not quick or easy, but it can be done as long as you follow the steps outlined by others on the forum. It definitely helps to go where others have gone (Pleasanton DMV, Livermore BAR) Make sure that the VIN the CHP assigns is the one used by the BAR and DMV. The DMV was able to correct the VIN they initially used in order to match the CHP. Once they did that, everything was good to go. Good luck to all the others who will be registering!

Notorious
07-21-12, 08:39 AM
Working on it right now. DMV appointment beginning August. First available CHP appointment end of August... who knows when I can get a BAR appointment after that is done.

Anyone recommend any good locations for those in SoCal? So far I heard Thousand Oaks DMV, because there are a lot of kit car builders up there. Culver City CHP because they are friendly and easy going there. Then Pierce College BAR because the guy there has done more than a few Noble/Rossions.

Grapeman
07-21-12, 09:12 AM
I went to the BAR guys at Fullerton College. A bit of a hike for you, but they were super easy going and helpful back when I did it.

Notorious
07-21-12, 09:17 AM
Actually... Fullerton College is a lot closer and easier to access than Pierce for me. I am on the east side of downtown and trekking through the 101N during any time of day sucks. Thanks for the info!

I actually wanted to see if East L.A. College or Rio Hondo College, as they are the closest JC, had one, but afraid to go if nobody has experience with those colleges.

Hoover
07-21-12, 01:34 PM
wish i could help out in socal. it's important to go to a place that has seen this car before, this way they have a track record.

Notorious
07-21-12, 01:35 PM
Yeah, that's the hope. Read a few threads on the SB100 process and it seemed manageable, but I just want to take out all the variables if possible. Thanks.

Hoover
07-21-12, 02:03 PM
if there are sb100 sequence numbers, which I believe they are still available as of yesterday.

tell the dmv agent that you would like to register a "specialty constructed vehicle" that your purchased. the agent might not know about the sb100, so you can ask if they can research sb100 or ask for a manager that is familiar with this type of registration.



all you need is the bill of sale, title and Statement of construction form. Since it's already built, it's easy to fill out.
post fees and get a temporary.

make an appt. at chp for vin verification, then BAR and brake/lamp inspection.

Notorious
07-21-12, 04:56 PM
if there are sb100 sequence numbers, which I believe they are still available as of yesterday.

tell the dmv agent that you would like to register a "specialty constructed vehicle" that your purchased. the agent might not know about the sb100, so you can ask if they can research sb100 or ask for a manager that is familiar with this type of registration.

all you need is the bill of sale, title and Statement of construction form. Since it's already built, it's easy to fill out.
post fees and get a temporary.

make an appt. at chp for vin verification, then BAR and brake/lamp inspection.

Amazing that sequence numbers are still available this late in the game... thought they would be all out because I heard back then if you didn't get your number by Jan. 3, you were out of luck until the next year. Do you know if AAA can do that or only DMV?

Q: How do they do the B&L when there's no 3rd brake light or does that only apply to new home builds like the Cobras?

Grapeman
07-21-12, 07:37 PM
Amazing that sequence numbers are still available this late in the game... thought they would be all out because I heard back then if you didn't get your number by Jan. 3, you were out of luck until the next year. Do you know if AAA can do that or only DMV?

That's the economy working. :mad:

Hoover
07-21-12, 07:51 PM
Amazing that sequence numbers are still available this late in the game... thought they would be all out because I heard back then if you didn't get your number by Jan. 3, you were out of luck until the next year. Do you know if AAA can do that or only DMV?

Q: How do they do the B&L when there's no 3rd brake light or does that only apply to new home builds like the Cobras?

AAA can not.
No need for third brake light.
Doesn't even apply to new builds.

Go get em!

Notorious
07-21-12, 08:01 PM
That's the economy working. :mad:

I guess that's one of the very few good things about the "Hope and Change"... Not to get into politics....


AAA can not.
No need for third brake light.
Doesn't even apply to new builds.

Go get em!

Woot!

I can't wait.

Thanks for all the help from everyone here. You guys are awesome!

Any more advice, keep it coming.

Hoover
07-21-12, 08:22 PM
I guess that's one of the very few good things about the "Hope and Change"... Not to get into politics....

Woot!

I can't wait.

Thanks for all the help from everyone here. You guys are awesome!

Any more advice, keep it coming.

How bout pics. Of car!?

Notorious
07-22-12, 09:34 AM
How bout pics. Of car!?

Car is still in FL... but here's one of it from the car inspection. NUS0123.

Notorious
08-04-12, 12:10 AM
Okay... so now it's getting close to show time and I'm looking over the Statement of Construction and the Application for Title/Registration (Form 343).

Since my car is already titled and registered in another state, another thread said all that's needed is the bill of sale, title and the 343. I looked over the Statement of Construction and I don't have any of the stuff regarding who built it, where the parts came from, labor, etc. Is that necessary for an out of state car that's already been in operation?

Ugh... the closer it gets, the more I am dreading it.

default
08-04-12, 02:41 AM
Florida title should say "kit car" ? My used FL title did, and no, didn't need any of that stuff such as receipts, labor, parts. If you follow the guide and go to places other so-cal'ers went to, it should be fairly easy!! Don't dread it, you will soon have a smog-exempt noble :)

Notorious
08-04-12, 10:24 AM
Primary brand says KIT CAR and make says NOBLE on the FL title.

Got the guide down... almost memorized it... I can recite it now almost:

DMV = bill of sale, title, form 343, request reference to memo VR-2002-25 for SPCNS cars, (at El Monte DMV), ask for SB100 sequence # if they still have any left

CHP = inspection and get VIN stamped in frame or they can use current VIN if they like you (appointment made with East L.A. station)

BAR = Fullerton college, hopefully I can get an appointment there after CHP

DMV = turn in folder of paperwork and wait

Got that already memorized in my head... man... what did I get myself into.

Hoover
08-05-12, 06:12 PM
great!!! good luck.
we have a new owner that's going through the process as well.

keep us posted.

Notorious
08-10-12, 08:57 PM
Okay, first step of depositing fees and getting my SB100 number took two trips to the DMV. Glad I made back to back appointments at different DMV's as insurance in case it didn't go as planned.

The first DMV was a disaster. They were very friendly but that branch was so busy that they didn't have time to help me with the whole process. I deposited the fees to get the process started. The clerk entered "NOBLE" as the make on the receipt instead of "SPCNS" no matter what I kept said. The supervisor then said she can't give me a sequence number until after I get the CHP and BAR inspection done. They will give me a number after everything was finished and I come back to DMV... which can't be right because the BAR can't give me an exemption if I don't have an exemption number, right? The supervisor did call Sacramento twice and confirmed there were over 100 numbers available so she told me not to worry and sent me away. They gave me a 30 permit to get everything done. My car won't come til next week... time crunch....

So the next day, I went to the El Monte DMV office with my backup insurance appointment. Brand new office, not very crowded. I didn't even need the appointment because I showed up early and the lady said she'll just give me a regular number since I showed up too early to take an appointment number. I got called about 15 minutes before my set appointment time and the clerk there was super friendly and helpful. I told her to look up memo VR-2002-25 and I thought she was ignoring me but she actually pulled it up on the computer and printed it out as she was looking over my paperwork. She read over all 8 pages of the memo and studied the sample entry forms in the memo to make sure she did my forms correctly. I pointed out that instead of "NOBLE", it needed to be "SPCNS" and she said she will take care of it.

Then when it got to the sequence number part, she read over the instructions again and said she would get the supervisor. The clerk at the next window said you can't call except on January 1. I told her it used to be like that when every number was given out on the first day but not anymore. The first supervisor went to lunch, the clerk said she is going to ask the other supervisor, "Will". She then told me to sit upfront where she can see me and went on her business to help other customers. I was lucky to get "Will" to handle my paperwork as you will see.

I saw "Will" take my stuff, disappear, come back once to point out a few things to the clerk, disappear again, and then yelled my name and asked me to go to an empty station. He immediately apologized for making me wait, and thanked me for my patience. I thanked him for helping me in doing this very unusual process. He said not a problem but he is familiar with it and he said I was lucky because he remembered the numbers running out by the morning of Jan. 1 back in the day.

He then handed me my paperwork back and wrote, "2012276" and said I would get my certificate in the mail within 7 days. I said, "Really? This late in the year and it's only up to 276?" Will then said it's been like that since the last few years when the market slowed down. He wished me luck and I thanked him and I was on my way. (whole process took exactly an hour from when I handed over my stuff to the clerk to Will handing me my stuff back)

First step down. Two more to go. Wish me luck on the next stages.

Lesson learned and passed on to future CA residents: Insist (nicely) and make sure the MAKE says SPCNS and not NOBLE. Insist (nicely) on the clerk following the memo. Make sure you get your exemption number from the supervisor before leaving the DMV.

WJS26
08-13-12, 09:52 AM
Sounds similar to my events last year. I eventually had to speak with a very knowledgeable supervisor in Sacramento who ended up supervising the entire process. When I finally received my Title it said "SALVAGED" vehicle instead of "SPCNS."
I called the supervisor back and she appoligized profusely, said heads would roll and in two weeks I had my corrected Title in hand noting "SPCNS."
If you need this supervisor info, please PM me and I can get you her contact info.

Notorious
08-13-12, 05:32 PM
Sounds similar to my events last year. I eventually had to speak with a very knowledgeable supervisor in Sacramento who ended up supervising the entire process. When I finally received my Title it said "SALVAGED" vehicle instead of "SPCNS."
I called the supervisor back and she appoligized profusely, said heads would roll and in two weeks I had my corrected Title in hand noting "SPCNS."
If you need this supervisor info, please PM me and I can get you her contact info.

Wow... are you in NorCal?

Add El Monte as one of the "good" DMV locations to go to for SPCNS registrations.

PM sent.

Grapeman
08-13-12, 06:31 PM
No way! Bill os So Cal, thru and thru!

Notorious
08-13-12, 07:56 PM
Sweet~!

Sounds like we have quite a few active SoCal Noblers... or is it Noblests... or Noblephiles?

I went for a drive last night with my buddy who has a done up M12 GTO 3R.

That's 1% of American Nobles on the streets of L.A. striking terror into the hearts of the motoring public.

I was laughing about how the Lotus meets were usually at least 8-15 Lotuses and with Nobles, the two of us were the meet.