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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 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 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 1957 Chevrolet Belair 4-Door Hardtop
1957 Chevrolet Belair 4-Door Hardtop

This 1957 Belair in Sunnyvale, CA was purchased several years ago in Santa Cruz and is now finally being transferred to the new owner. It has newer running gear but is otherwise mostly original and even still has the black with yellow license plates.
Photo of 2019 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailer
2019 NJF Mfg Fuel Pro 950S Trailer

One of a fleet of FuelPro 950S tanker trailers that we have verified for a San Jose refueling company. Due to the proprietary nature of the actual vehicle that we verified, this is a factory photo from the FuelPro Website.
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 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 2018 Mini Countryman S
2018 Mini Countryman S

New 2018 Mini Countryman S was purchased from a Chicago dealer and arrived late the night before the verification at the home of the new owner in Palo Alto. Fortunately the registration is being handled by the dealer as no supporting documents were provided by them to be able to register here by the owner if he wanted to do so.
Photo of 2012 Heartland TV Cyclone Toy Hauler 5th Wheel
2012 Heartland TV Cyclone Toy Hauler 5th Wheel

2012 Heartland TV Cyclone Toy Hauler 5th Wheel verified for the owners in Moss Landing so that it can be moved.
Photo of 1993 Stewart & Stevenson M1078 Flatbed
1993 Stewart & Stevenson M1078 Flatbed

Ex-military vehicle, this 1993 Stewart & Stevenson M1078 flatbed was huge! Recently purchased by the San Jose owner after having had a previous civilian owner in another state, it required a verification in order to title and register it. As the photo shows, the verification was done at night at my San Jose location.
Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250

Beautiful 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 retractable hardtop convertible was purchased online by the new Campbell owner from a Texas dealer that refused to supply the required supporting documents! Be wary of such deals as it makes registration in California difficult if not impossible.
Photo of 2017 Dodge RAM 5500s and NJF Mfg Fuel Pro Trailer
2017 Dodge RAM 5500s and NJF Mfg Fuel Pro Trailer

Three 2017 Dodge RAM 5500s and three 2017 NJF trailer with tanker conversions were verified at the owner's San Jose location. Due to the proprietary nature of the tanker conversion, only the front is being shown here.
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 2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt

This 2011 Chevrolet Volt hybrid was recently purchased from Texas by the new San Jose owner.
Photo of 2013 Maserati Quattroporte
2013 Maserati Quattroporte

A friend of a customer who lives just up the street brought this 2013 Maserati Quattroporte over for a verification at my San Jose location.
Photo of 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Gorgeous and great-sounding 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe was just purchased from a dealer in Nevada by the new Morgan Hill owner.
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 2015 Freightliner Recycling Trucks (Three)
2015 Freightliner Recycling Trucks (Three)

These three new Freightliner trucks were just purchased by a San Jose recycling company to add to their already large fleet and put into immediate service with a temporary permit but needed to be verified in order to finalize their registration. Originally all three were to be done together but unfortunately two were out and in use so it required two trips to their site to do all of them but it was only a short distance so it worked out.
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 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 pair of wheels is being shown here.
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.