CA Registration through dealership. Possibility?

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I purchased a 1991 HZJ73 from a reputable chain dealership based in orange county with 5 locations, they did all the dmv paper work and i dont have to go to DMV at all, what are the chances of getting the CA title? Anyone know?
 
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Pretty sure like many states a dealer in CA is legally responsible to provide you with a title within a certain number of days after payment is received. Follow up and let us know what happens.
I was thinking the same, just wouldn’t make sense for a dealer to sell a car they cant title and end up running into problems in regards to their dealer license. I’ll keep you updated though!
 
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When you purchased the 73, did it have out of state plates? You mentioned the dealer did California DMV papers? And what were those documents?

I believe Legally you have the right to return the car to the seller if it does not pass smog In Cali.. not 100% sure but look into this.

It is not easy now a days to register a gray market diesel vehicle in Cali.

Best of Luck.
 
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Any updates? Buying a JDM currently registered in Georgia that i'll need to register in California where l live. Curious if i'll have any issues.
 
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Any updates? Buying a JDM currently registered in Georgia that i'll need to register in California where l live. Curious if i'll have any issues.
Still no updates, been almost 2 months, will post update as soon as I get one.
 
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I think I almost decided to buy this truck that you bought.

However, I backed off after a few exchange of call/texts with two different sales reps in mid-to-late May. They are quite clueless about JDM diesel land cruisers and CA diesel title/registration, but I don't blame them for not knowing as they are not specialists.

I hope it works out for you. It looked to me to be a clean truck on that dealership's medium resolution photos.
 
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I purchased a 1991 HZJ73 from a reputable chain dealership based in orange county with 5 locations, they did all the dmv paper work and i dont have to go to DMV at all, what are the chances of getting the CA title? Anyone know?
Name of dealer? Im looking into purchasing an import myself
 
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