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Old 05-18-2017, 12:06 PM
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I just got a call that my SB100 was approved!!!!!...no BAR Referee appointment available for 3 weeks though...now scheduled for 6 June. This should be the one where I get the magical white BAR sticker...and paperwork that I then need to take back to the DMV to complete the process and get plates.

Some recommendations for anyone looking to buy a used Cobra:

- Get all of the paperwork from the previous owner, including the title, a copy of the MSO and detailed receipts of the chassis and engine/transmission. If there are not separate receipts for the chassis and engine/transmission, then there might be an issue. (or if they don't have this paperwork)

- Anytime paperwork needs to go back to the DMV, or if you are waiting for your SB100 Sequence# certificate, add at least a week or two of wait time.

More to follow once I complete the process!!!
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I just got a call that my SB100 was approved!!!!!...no BAR Referee appointment available for 3 weeks though...now scheduled for 6 June. This should be the one where I get the magical white BAR sticker...and paperwork that I then need to take back to the DMV to complete the process and get plates.

Some recommendations for anyone looking to buy a used Cobra:

- Get all of the paperwork from the previous owner, including a copy of the MSO and detailed receipts of the chassis and engine/transmission. If there are not separate receipts for the chassis and engine/transmission, then there might be an issue. (or if they don't have this paperwork)

- Anytime paperwork needs to go back to the DMV, or if you are waiting for your SB100 Sequence# certificate, add at least a week or two of wait time.

More to follow once I complete the process!!!
Congratulations! Glad to see that it is straight forward.
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Did you have your appointment June 6th?
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:54 AM
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Congratulations. Best of luck. As you probably already know, most "issues" arise at the BAR inspection. Clear that hurdle, and you'll be home-free.
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Default Got my plates!!

Sorry for the delay in updating this post.

I had my BAR referee appointment last week on the 6th. All went smoothly...longest wait was for the system that the referee needs to use to input the data. Finally they put the sticker right next to the superformance plate inside the engine compartment. Initially the referee wanted to put it on the frame somewhere...but I convinced him to put it next to the other plate.

After we finished, I asked him what advice could I give future buyers of used out of state cobras/SPCN's. He mentioned the no "turn key" cars...but it still doesn't make sense since a used car is, by definition, turn key. It still seems to make sense that if you can prove that the car was initially put together by a home builder, or assembled by more than one "business", then you should be ok.

The next day I went to the DMV...the person I got was not familiar with the SPCN/SB100 route...so I waited patiently as she brought up a memo on her computer...began to ask me about the CHP inspection...and I said the the previous person (supervisor, who wasn't there unfortunately) at the same DMV said that it wasn't required since it had already been titled in another state..and already had a VIN assigned by superformance and on the previous title.

I gave her the paperwork from the BAR referee...a mistake I made was not making copies of that paperwork first...but I figured I already had the magical sticker on the car.

FINALLY, she said ok, here are your plates!

Now I am waiting on the title...not sure what it will say...the registration does not mention cobra..only "SPCNS"...the white SB100 sticker does say "65 Cobra"

So...from first DMV visit to plates was about 2 months...longest pole(s) in the tent was scheduling and waiting for the BAR referee appointments...luckily it didn't rain either day
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Congratulations! California doesn't make it easy - but it can be done!
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Congrats!
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Congrats, but wow! I feel for you folks out on the left coast. Here in NY, it honestly took me 15 minutes at the DMV to register mine, 5 of which was spent standing in line waiting for a clerk to free up. They don't look at the car at all, all they want is a transferable title or transferable registration, and a bill of sale from the prior owner....which can be scribbled on the back of a napkin for all they care.

What do we get in return for this ease of registration? Pot holed filled roads that rival those of Afghanistan. Pick yer poison, eh? lol
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I have to say ours went very easy (for us), we hired a consultant who does the SB100s on a regular bases. He has CHP inspection done at the engine installer, then the Bar inspection, we were then sent paper work form the state, that was then returned to him, where he trailered the car to DMV. (I think thats how it went). He is now working on an out of state car for us. We went this route because of logistics, car was built in SoCal we are in NoCal. It was well worth the fee.

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Moto One, what was the fee?
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