In addition to the smog test, the great state of California levies a $300
fee on cars brought in from out of state. They call it an "environmental
impact fee". But it's greatest impact is on your wallet.
67 B Roadster.
>Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 19:14:39 -0800
>From: "Lawrie Alexander" <Lawrie@britcars.com>
>Subject: Re: Moving to California!
>To be registered in California, only cars up to and including the model
>year 1973 are exempt from smog tests. That means both your cars will have
>to have all their smog equipment replaced and they will have to be tested
>and pass a fairly stiff emissions test. The 1975 car will have to have a
>catalytic converter as part of the emissions system. The actual emissions
>test levels vary depending which county you move to; a county which is
>considered a "critical impact" (or some such name) county requires a test
>which includes time on a rolling road.
>The good news, however, is that if your engine is in good mechanical shape
>and well tuned, there should be no reason it will not pass the test. Just
>hope that you have all the original equipment tucked away somewhere!
>British Sportscar Center
>> From: Philip Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Moving to California!
>> Date: Friday, March 20, 1998 9:47 PM
>> This is a hypothetical question at this stage, but it may become reality
>> in the not too distant future. I have a 1975 and a 1974 1/2 MGB. Both
>> cars have had the air pump and other emissions control stuff removed. Do
>> I have to put all that "good" stuff back on before I can take the cars to
>> California? What other problems may be encountered if I choose to keep
>> the cars and re-locate in California?
>> Regards Philip