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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 05:08 PM
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I registered my 69 FB in the White Mountains, just got done doing the renewal for the plate, $66 for 5 yrs, originally $75 for 5yrs. No emission test required as long as you're not in Phoenix or Tucson, then every vehicle (truck, car, bike) must be smogged. I've never had any inspection on the Mustang, or my dirtbike which I can now ride legally on the street. Off road vehicles require either off road tag or registration. After 5 yrs (I think) registration length increases depending on where you live. Phoenix was for 2yrs on my truck, now it's 5 yrs in the boonies and no smog, same for all my bikes, except '18 Honda GW.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by gjallen3 View Post
as for having historic plates on your car, and emissions testing, that depends. if you use the car as a daily driver and have regular insurance on the car, then you have to meet any and all emissions requirements. on the other hand if you have historic plates, and have classic car insurance, and you have a daily driver as well, then you are exempted from emissions regulations. a friend of mine has several cars set up in that manner, including a 68 Z28 camaro, two corvettes, a 71 and a 79, and others.

But does your friend live outside of the Phoenix metro area? It's my understanding there is no exemption inside the boundary for Historic Plates or Collector Insurance. If you live there and your car is newer than 1967 you have to get emissions checked. No if ands or buts.
That is partially wrong. If you have specialty insurance, such as I have on both my 68s and used to have on my 71, you do not have to go through emissions. You do have to go to DMV once with proof of your insurance. Historic plates do not exempt you from emissions testing.

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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 10:58 PM
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I have a 68 and a 73. I carry collector car insurance on both so no emissions test is required. I live in Glendale. I also have the original plates on my 73 which are mustard with green letters. On my 68 I purchased a set of period correct plates with a 68 tag and paid MVD the additional 10 dollar fee to use the white with black letter plates on my car. To avoid the emission testing all that is required is the collectors car insurance. I don't have any restrictions on how much I drive my car or when I drive it as long as I do not drive it for work purposes. I have driven my 68 to car shows in Washington, Oklahoma and Nashville. Cars are meant to be driven. Also I register my cars for five years at a time and pay a lot less than renewing every year.
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