Hi all, I'm another new CA based member looking for some help in registering an out of state VS. Buying a Speedster is an itch that I have been meaning to scratch for quite a while and just over a week ago I purchased a VS Speedster from Park Place Ltd in Bellevue. I haven't collected the car yet as I am told that the Statement of Origin will take approx. 4-6 weeks to arrive (another story!). This is the car:
To be honest I was completely oblivious about the potential pitfalls of registering an out-of state car in CA. I'm now a bit more enlightened although my head is spinning from the range of different views/experiences that I have seen on the forums. The car is titled as a pre-1974 VW in WA but I understand from recent postings it appears that it is no longer acceptable to register the car in CA using the VW VIN. As the car only has circa 550 miles on the clock I was also getting very concerned that I wouldn't be able to successfully use the SPCN/SB100 process, until I read Senna's recent post about his experience.
Senna, what you have just been through is the closest experience I have found to my own situation. Can you let me know which DMV/CHP offices you used to register your Spyder? I am in North California but if I'll be happy to travel if it means the difference between success and failure!
Sorry to post yet another lengthy post on this topic but you’re your advice has clearly helped a number of newbies successfully navigate through this process and I appreciate the opportunity to tap into your collective wisdom! Best Chris