Hi Guys, I bought my 85 Euro 308 GTS about a year ago in Florida, and I've been delaying taking it to emissions as long as I could since the history of the import/conversion was not available to me, so I was sure I would probably fail emissions. I got the Illinois state form for show car/race car exemption that was posted here on the old site a while back, filled it out, and even just changed my insurance to show car status (limited use, might as well for the winter...) Anyway, just took it to emissions today cause I was going to get my license suspended on the 20th if I didn't ) So I went in the office (Downers Grove - by the way, a red 355 Spyder was in line) and talked to a lady and showed her my forms. I was under the impression that I could send these down to Springfield with a copy of my new show car insurance policy, my state exemption form and be all good. All I needed was some certificate #. Well, the lady told me that the only way I could get an exemption was if I had the car tested and it passed. If not, I had to spend a minimum of $450 with a certified mechanic to try and improve the emissions, and then I would be given an extension until June 2004. I didn't understand why it had to pass if it was considered a "show" car to be driven only to events, but anyway, I got in line, and they had a problem with my VIN # since it is a Euro car, they asked to see my insurance card, called the lady over, then tested my car, which took all of about 1 minute. I was expecting the cops to show up due to the VIN# not be a valid US#, and all sorts of other hassle. To my surprise it passed! So I guess I'm going to change my insurance back so I can drive it whenever, but this was a good day!