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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 2017 Tiny Portable Cedar Cabin Park Model
2017 Tiny Portable Cedar Cabin Park Model

Nice brand new 2017 Tiny Portable Cedar Cabin Park Model is still being finished by the Santa Cruz owners needing only a few finishing touches inside before they move in.
Photo of 1958 Norton Manx Triton
1958 Norton Manx Triton

Interesting custom 1958 Norton Manx Triton motorcycle in Santa Cruz was built on a Norton frame using a Triumph engine and was one of several built cafe-racers made by prominent designer. It's possible it will need to be re-verified by the CHP due to its odd origin but the owner thought it worth a try for me to do it.
Photo of 1953 Dodge Coronet V-Eight
1953 Dodge Coronet V-Eight

Beautiful 1953 Dodge Coronet V-Eight sedan with Gyro-Matic shifting as just fully restored to factory condition by the brother of the owner whose wife's grandparents bought it originally in Idaho.
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 1983 Ford Bronco
1983 Ford Bronco

This Bronco has sat outdoors for many years under redwood trees and has developed a nice patina! Although registered relatively recently, then non-oped for some years after, it has somehow fallen from the DMV's database so needed a verification in order to obtain a fresh title.
Photo of 1982 Yamaha XS650
1982 Yamaha XS650

This 1982 Yamaha XS650 proved to be quite difficult as the FMVSS label was almost unreadable and the engine number was partially hidden behind the frame. Ultimately it was done and the San Jose got his title and registration.
Photo of 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone
1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone

Long out of the DMV system and still bearing the black and yellow plates from the late '60s, this relatively uncommon 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone is being registered. Located in the East Foothills of San Jose, the owner wishes to sell it.
Photo of 1953 Chevrolet BelAir
1953 Chevrolet BelAir

This 1953 Chevrolet BelAir 2-door sedan had changed owners several times but was never registered so its new San Jose owner wishes so do so, requiring a verification.
Photo of 2004 Acura RSX
2004 Acura RSX

This car was already currently registered in California and was being purchased by the owner's friend. I could not convince them that it did not need to be verified but it turned out that the main reason they wanted it verified was to get me to fill another form from the credit union which is not what I generally like to do but, as it wasn't a legal document, I did it along with the verification.
Photo of 2000 Wildwood Trailer
2000 Wildwood Trailer

Made by Forest River Inc, this Wildwood trailer now in Santa Cruz still had the Nevada plates and registration so needed to be verified for registration here. However, it was missing the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) sticker which caused issues at the DMV so it's important to be sure that everything is there before I come out!
Photo of 2017 KJE Tiny Homes
2017 KJE Tiny Homes

This new and nicely built 2017 KJE Tiny Homes built on a Tru-Trailers Inc flatbed utility trailer, both of Fresno, CA, was verified for the new owners and residents in rural Salinas.
Photo of 1970 Corvette Convertible
1970 Corvette Convertible

This beautiful Corvette convertible with removable hardtop recently arrived from Delaware so, of course, needed to be verified in order for the new owner to get a California title.
Photo of 2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt

This 2011 Chevrolet Volt hybrid was recently purchased from Texas by the new San Jose owner.
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 2015 Honda Odyssey Minivan
2015 Honda Odyssey Minivan

This 2015 Honda Odyssey minivan was just purchased by the San Jose owner from a dealer in Texas but an interesting conundrum occurred. California requires supporting documents to be available for the verification but the Texas dealer would not send them until it was verified!
Photo of 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 4-Door Sedan
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 4-Door Sedan

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 4-Door sedan was in the family for many years and has sat in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the last couple decades.
Photo of 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

This 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 was bought out of state and transported to the new owner's garage here in San Jose, which happened to be just a block away from my own location.
Photo of 2017 RMCRV Tiny IdaHomes
2017 RMCRV Tiny IdaHomes

It was a real treat to see this lovely and fully custom 2017 tiny home, manufactured in Idaho by Tiny IdaHomes under the make of RMCRV. Just installed and not quite fully set up, the new Soquel resident gave us a tour. Spacious with a nice kitchen and bath, sleeping loft and a large storage loft, it has a surprising amount of room.
Photo of 1959 Chevrolet El Camino
1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Very rough but mostly complete 1959 Chevrolet El Camino was being sold so needed paperwork that required a verification of the VIN. Access to it was limited but manageable.
Photo of 1964 Ford Galaxie 500LX
1964 Ford Galaxie 500LX

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500LX convertible was verified at the San Jose owner's home and beside it in the driveway was his 1966 Plymouth Satellite 428 Hemi that we verified several years ago at his Mountain View shop.