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Old 01-15-2014, 10:37 AM
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The answer to your question is "yes", you can get a five year plate with a single emission test for your '77 even if the vehicle hasn't been licensed previously as a collector car. However, I don't recall the clerk even looking at the emission form I handed her and I don't recall having to sign an affidavit stating that I would drive fewer than 4500 miles a year. Whatever, it felt great walking out of the DMV with the five year plates and stickers in hand for my '77!
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:52 AM
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Awesome! Emissions testing is my all time least favorite activity and to now only have to do it every 5 years is great!

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:37 PM
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Just got collector plates on my 1976. I did have to sign a form saying I wouldn't drive more than 4,500 miles/year. I couldn't get the plates online, I had to go to the DMV office. But it's well worth it, as I no longer have to get annual emissions tests. And the DMV folks in the Boulder office are friendly, and the wait is usually < 5 min.

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I renewed my 78 fj40 in November and had to sign the affidavit. My understanding is in 5 years they will check the mileage, do the math and if I go over the 4500, the will take my plates away. However, I have been contemplating getting a new set of gauges. What happens then? Anyone know?
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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I renewed my 78 fj40 in November and had to sign the affidavit. My understanding is in 5 years they will check the mileage, do the math and if I go over the 4500, the will take my plates away. However, I have been contemplating getting a new set of gauges. What happens then? Anyone know?
I never gave them any documents showing my current mileage, so I don't know how they would verify this.

Here is the letter I was sent, personal info redacted.

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:28 PM
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I never gave them any documents showing my current mileage, so I don't know how they would verify this.
When I did my emissions test, they wrote down the mileage. The guy at the emissions place told me they use this to make sure you don't drive it over 4500 miles per year. What is funny is when I first registered the car in 2008, the wrote zero down for the mileage because it did not matter and they knew it was wrong.

Your letter above pisses me off. I not only had to take the emissions test, I had to pay for it and I had to pay a fine because I was late taking it because I had to put the car back together.
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Wow, what a confusiong process!
I guess I will find out soon, the Pig plates expire in March of this year. We will see what they say for Weld Co. folks...
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:14 AM
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Things must work easier with the DMV in Douglas County. Last week I went in to get a title and license plates for a 1973 Mach 1 I just bought. I asked for the 5 year collector plates and got them. All I had to show was proof of insurance. There was no emissions test required and there was nothing said or signed regarding a limitation on miles driven. Douglas County is one of the Front Range emissions testing counties.
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1973 is not a problematic model year. It's the 1975-1982? 3? model years that are problematic...
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1973 is not a problematic model year. It's the 1975-1982? 3? model years that are problematic...
76 to 82. when federal emissions started. anything prior to that, you just walk in and get your plates.
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