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Old 13th July 2017, 12:39 PM   #1
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My Texas Title Experiance

For those of you in Texas who have yet to title their cars, I just titled and registered my car here as a custom car Replica. It could not have been easier!! I just faithfully followed the instructions for a later model Replica (vs the pre 50s ). The biggest deal is I had to get a one time inspection by an ASE master mechanic (Monkey Mug Motors in Houston who were super easy on me) The Key is I said the car is a replica of a 1989 Mercedes C9. Pictures look just like it. I used the VIN that RCR gave me and I stamped it on a strip of aluminum that I affixed to the frame with two sided tape because the inspector said the car had to have a VIN on the chassis. I took pictures of my stamped VIN and of the engine gm part number label sticker which I told the DMV was the engine serial number. Was an absolute piece of cake at DMV. In and out in 30 min! The real benefit is that a Custom Replica does not require annual inspection and you get a custom plate. Mine is GUAPO1.
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Old 13th July 2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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!989 Mercedes C9
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Old 13th July 2017, 10:28 PM   #3
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

Interesting post!
So what is the Year / Make / Model - listed on your new title?
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Old 13th July 2017, 11:29 PM   #4
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

Haven't got the official title back from the state yet but my understanding is it will be titled a 2015 RCR SL-C.
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Old 14th July 2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

What do u do for smog checks? Are u exempt from smog?
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Old 14th July 2017, 04:25 PM   #6
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

The Custom Vehicle registration is exempt. The inspection is one-time only. I used this on my GT40.
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Old 14th July 2017, 06:56 PM   #7
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Like Tim said. No annual inspections.
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Old 27th October 2017, 12:14 PM   #8
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Did you have to pay sales tax? if so what value did you use?


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Old 2nd November 2017, 04:13 PM   #9
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I am registering my SL-C in Kansas next week. I am hoping it goes as smoothly as that!
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Old 7th November 2017, 06:24 PM   #10
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Sorry for the delay getting back. I did pay sales tax. 6.25% on the invoice price from RCR ($70k)
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Old 13th November 2017, 06:55 PM   #11
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

i registered mine in Tx as a 2010 SLC kit car and only paid $75 tax.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 12:40 AM   #12
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i registered mine in Tx as a 2010 SLC kit car and only paid $75 tax.
Can you please tell me how? love to do the same.
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Old 21st December 2017, 08:47 AM   #13
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Re: My Texas Title Experiance

I'm going to be registering my car at the end of this month in the CS area, finding this post relieved my fears. Does anyone know the downside of having a custom vehicle plate though?
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