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NOTE: As the COVID-19 restrictions ease a bit we are now taking appointments once again but only for vehicles that can be verified outside and away from buildings and other cars. To get into the queue, you MUST fill the Quote Request form. Also, all present MUST be wearing masks. These things are not optional.

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Below are some of the vehicles that I've verified so far and there may be others that I will also post as time permits. All photographs were taken by Richard Nichols and are copyrighted © under federal and international copyright laws. They are posted here only with permission of the vehicle owner and may be used only with express written permission of the vehicle owner and copyright holder.

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Photo of 2015 Forest-River Shasta Airflyte
2015 Forest-River Shasta Airflyte

This beautiful retro 2015 Forest River Shasta Airflyte, a reproduction of a vintage style complete with chrome wings, was verified for its new owner in Felton.
Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Wagon
2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Wagon

Purchased in Connecticut, this gorgeous metallic red 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 was brought from Saratoga for verification at our San Jose location. Unfortunately it was done in the dark so better photos are not available.
Photo of 2018 Range Rover Sport
2018 Range Rover Sport

Like new 2018 Range Rover Sport was just purchased from an out of state dealer by the new Palo Alto owner.
Photo of 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible

This 1968 Ford Mustang convertible is one of several in the San Jose owner's collection. It was bought from a neighbor and hadn't been registered in many years so required a verification.
Photo of 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
1962 Volkswagen Beetle

Several owners previously and before it looked as nice as it does now, had intended on making a dune buggy from this car so never got a title when he bought it and no owner since has gotten one so the new Campbell owner, who got it from his father, will have some work to do but a VIN verification is a required first step.
Photo of 1999 Toyota Corolla Sedan
1999 Toyota Corolla Sedan

This low mileage 1999 Toyota Corolla from Canada was just given to a new owner in Sunnyvale although it does not have California emissions labels or US Federal Certification (FMVSS) labels so might be problematic in registering it here.
Photo of 2018 Escape Vista Travel Trailer
2018 Escape Vista Travel Trailer

Beautiful matched pair of 2018 Escape Vista Travel Trailers in Boulder Creek awaiting the preparation of their new location on a nearby property where they will server is a guest compound.
Photo of 2004 Cavco Manufactured Home
2004 Cavco Manufactured Home

Purchased new and already set up at this location but never titled or registered, the development was just recently sold to the city of Palo Alto which requires the registration so a verification was needed requiring the owner to remove some of the lower siding in advance of our visit to expose the VIN.
Photo of 1983 SWM Jumbo TL350 Motorcycle
1983 SWM Jumbo TL350 Motorcycle

This Italian-built 1983 SWM Jumbo TL350 dirt bike was verified where it was more convenient in Milpitas at the office of owner rather than at his Sunnyvale home. It was a little difficult with it inside a van but accessible.
Photo of 1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door
1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door

This nice 1962 Chevrolet Impala 2-door hardtop in East Palo Alto posted some verification issues as there were no official supporting documents and the Texas DMV bill of sale that the new owner had was missing a digit in the VIN. The purpose of a VIN verification is to correct this sort of thing but having supporting documents is crucial in doing so. It was also 111 degrees that day (118 outside our car when returning)!
Photo of 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS Type S. 2dr Coupe
1992 Nissan Skyline GTS Type S. 2dr Coupe

Beautiful right-hand drive 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS Type S 2dr Coupe in Santa Clara made for the Japanese market was being verified for use in another state where I am allowed to do the verification here.
Photo of 2015 Maserati Ghibli
2015 Maserati Ghibli

The San Francisco owner of this 2015 Maserati Ghibli purchased it from an out of state dealer. However, his son who lives in San Jose had the car when they realized that it had to be immediately verified and, as I was at my Santa Cruz location that day, he drove it over for verification there.
Photo of 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser
1973 Toyota Land Cruiser

This 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser from Ecuador and now in Morgan Hill posed an interesting problem as, according to the DMV, I am not able to verify vehicles from out of the country but according to the VIN Verifier handbook, that applies only to motorcycles even though I've successfully done so. Also, the verification form was updated and the new one makes emissions demands for all 1966 and newer gasoline vehicles that are impossible so it's not clear what the outcome will be on this one!
Photo of 2011 Freightliner Daycab
2011 Freightliner Daycab

High mileage Freightliner from Texas used originally for interstate work recently purchased by a local San Jose company that specializes in re-purposing such vehicles, presumably for use in their recycle business.
Photo of 1982 Airstream Funeral Coach
1982 Airstream Funeral Coach

This 1982 Chev Airstream Funeral Coach from out of state was verified for its new Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz) owners. A fascinating vehicle with seating for 13 passengers, has a refrigerated compartment for the casket to be placed crosswise behind them, and a refrigerated flower compartment at the rear.
Photo of 2016 Toyota 4-Runner
2016 Toyota 4-Runner

After relocating from another state, this 2016 Toyota 4-Runner needed to be verified in order for the Sunnyvale owners to be able to register it in California.
Photo of 2017 Dodge RAM 5500 (2)
2017 Dodge RAM 5500 (2)

Two Dodge RAM 5500s with tanker conversions were verified, one at the owner's San Jose location and the other immediately after at my San Jose location. Due to the proprietary nature of the tanker conversion, only the wheel cover is being shown here.
Photo of 2018 Kenworth T880
2018 Kenworth T880

Brand new 2018 Kenworth T880 10-wheel truck built for use as a conveyor for moving material onto high buildings for a Santa Cruz roofing supply company needed an on-site verification.
Photo of 1980 Honda CB750C
1980 Honda CB750C

This motorcycle was one of several recently imported by the owner who relocated from Canada to California so it needed verification before it could obtain a California title and registration.
Photo of 1951 Bentley Mark VI
1951 Bentley Mark VI

This 1951 Bentley Mark VI with coachwork by HJ Mulliner has been in the same family for many decades and was verified in the Royal Oaks area. Custom made for royalty, it features dual sidemount spares and full wheel skirts but the latter is not shown in this photo.