Vintage and modern cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and more

Photo Album

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 2000 Ford F-150 4X4
2000 Ford F-150 4X4

Relocating from Huston to Scotts Valley and still with Texas plates, this 2000 Ford F-150 required verification as will their other two vehicles which are still in Houston.
Photo of 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster
1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster

1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster verified in Aptos is in the original family that bought it when new. The current family member was able to retain the original black and yellow plates too.
Photo of 2018 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailers (2)
2018 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailers (2)

Two 2018 NJF trailers with tanker conversions were verified at the owner's San Jose location. Due to the proprietary nature of the tanker conversion, only the wheel is being shown here.
Photo of 1989 Dodge Raider SUV
1989 Dodge Raider SUV

Made by Mitsubishi, this 1989 Dodge Raider SUV was recently purchased and is now located in Santa Cruz where we verified it.
Photo of 1959 Porsche Convertible D
1959 Porsche Convertible D

This nice and ready for restoration 1959 Porsche Convertible D roadster has been in the same San Jose family's care for decades but has fallen from the DMV records so needed to be verified so that it can be given a new home.
Photo of 1982 Toyota RV
1982 Toyota RV

This 1982 Toyota RV in Boulder Creek was purchased some years ago but never transferred or registered. It was simply driven home and parked so now needs much work to get it running and even more to make it usable but the owner is trying to do so.
Photo of 1990 Volkswagen Transporter RHD
1990 Volkswagen Transporter RHD

This right hand drive VW Transporter, which is VW's version of a pickup, is from Australia and was just brought into the country last week after it took some time at customs.

I supplied and filled the Vehicle Verification form reg31 and the owner is also supplying the customs forms, title and registration applications as needed.

Photo of 2015 Freightliner Recycling Truck
2015 Freightliner Recycling Truck

This Freightliner truck has been in use for about a year by a San Jose recycling company as part of their large fleet but when they went to renew the registration, the company was informed that it had to be verified since apparently it never had been done.
Photo of 2016 Airstream Trailer
2016 Airstream Trailer

Living in California on an extended contract, the owner chose to buy and live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in this beautiful Airstream trailer.
Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Volt
2015 Chevrolet Volt

This 2015 Chevrolet Volt was purchased from an out of state dealer by the San Jose owner and verified at my location.
Photo of 2011 Ford Fusion SE
2011 Ford Fusion SE

After relocating from another state, this 2011 Ford Fusion SE needed to be verified for registration in California by the Sunnyvale owners.
Photo of 1998 Thomas International
1998 Thomas International

1998 Thomas International school bus converted into a motor home. Purchased unfinished by new Felton owners, the inside is complete with Ikea cabinetry and hardwood flooring. It was very nicely done.
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 2018 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailer
2018 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailer

A 2018 NJF trailer with tanker conversion was verified at the owner's San Jose location. Due to the proprietary nature of the tanker conversion, only a taillight is shown here.
Photo of 1985 Lamborghini Jalpa
1985 Lamborghini Jalpa

This beautiful 1985 Lamborghini Jalpa, which apparently was originally sold in Europe, then registered at one point in Canada and another in Virginia, is now in Seaside where the owner has relocated. At the moment it is their desire to obtain only a Non-Op due to issues with the emissions system and the lack of an emissions sticker that the California DMV requires. It was in a tighter area than is really required when doing a verification.
Photo of 2006 Jeep Commander
2006 Jeep Commander

This 2006 Jeep Commander is now in San Jose at a truck parts salvage yard and due to be scrapped. With a clean Georgia title, it required a California title to be able to do so so a verification was needed.
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 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-Door Sedan
1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-Door Sedan

This mostly complete, solid and ready for restoration 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-door sedan in the great postwar fastback style in Soquel has been in the same family for many decades but hasn't been registered since the 1970s so a verification was needed. In the process, a typo was discovered on the title and the year, which was 1947 on the title, should actually be 1946 according to the identification number. The verification should help correct these issues.
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 1972 Nissan Fairlady
1972 Nissan Fairlady

This Japanese-market right-hand-drive Nissan Fairlady was verified at my San Jose location. The early Fairlady cars sold in the U.S. were under the Datsun name but in Japan the Nissan name was used.