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New to AZ (Phoenix)

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Hey there, I need some contacts in the Phoenix area, having just relocated from Sacramento, CA.  I have a '72 240Z in pretty good shape (but no AC)!

Any advice on registration and especially emissions testing would be greatly appreciated!

Happy to be here!


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Welcome to the club, do they still have emissions testing in Phoenix?  I thought they would have a classic car exemption like they do in CA.

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There is still emissions testing for metro Phoenix and Tucson. Exemptions include "model year 1966 and older vehicles and vehicles designated as “collectible” (requires collectible vehicle insurance, reported to Arizona Motor Vehicle Division by insurer)". So if your 240 is a daily driver, you will need to get it tested. Also, if your vehicle is registered outside of Phoenix but you use it to commute to anywhere in the city, then it will need to be emissions tested (provided you are not exempt as above). So arm yourself with your Hagerty, Grundy, etc. insurance policy before heading to your local MVD office to register. The MVD also do a cursory safety inspection (clipboard walk around) if the vehicle is being registered from out of state (at least they did 10 years ago when I registered mine). My take at the time was that if the vehicle looked roadworthy (read shiny and looked after) then the inspection was a formality. Good luck!

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Thanks so much for the complete story on emissions testing.  My car is presently insured as a daily driver, so I will need to go back to collector car insurance which I have used in the past but did not like the use restrictions.

I have joined the Desert Z Association, so that was a step in the right direction to get in touch with local owners.

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