California, does inspect cars from out of state. they want vin# that is physically on car to match vin# on title. It could be a dune buggy or speedster on a vw chassis. they don't care what it looks like as far as the "body". I just registered two vehicles from WA state into Cali (not replicas) but was told by inspector that this was the process for out of state transfer by the nice lady inspector and that included a replica or a dune buggy on a vw titled car.