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  1. CoreyNJ

    CoreyNJ Karting

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    OK, so my F430 doesn’t have an inspection sticker. I’m going to be naive here and think that the previous owner didn’t want to make the windshield look ugly and just risked the ticket. Before I head over to the DMV inspection station tomorrow, does anyone know if there is some sort of special inspection process like there is for QQ vehicles where you don’t get that ugly sticker in the window?

    Thanks,
    Corey


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  2. staatsof

    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    I think it's a $500 fine if you get stopped WO one. Think the officer will beleive "I was actually on my way to get it done ossifer."
    My 99 Suburban is old enough not to require an inspection.

    Have a look but I think an F430 is out of luck.

    https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/inspection/exemptinsp.htm
    https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/vehicles/collector_fact_sheet.pdf

    Good luck. :)
     
  3. ClydeM

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    Here ya go. copied off the NJ site.

    I *believe* this is the penalty for no inspection sticker : 39:8-1 Failure to have inspection $130
    I dont believe your car is exempted.

    BTW: lots of local auto shops can do the emissions test (only thing required in NJ as of now for 1996+ cars via OBD connector) for a set fee. I've usually seen $90


    Exempted Vehicles
    Certain vehicles are exempt from inspections, but they do vary, so be sure to check what is required for yours.

    The following vehicles are exempt from inspection requirements (N.J.A.C. 13:20-7.2):

    • Gasoline powered vehicles registered passenger, model year 1995 & older with a GVWR 8,500 pounds or less.
    • Gasoline powered vehicles registered passenger, model year 2007 & older with a GVWR 8,501 to 14,000 pounds.
    • Gasoline powered vehicles registered passenger, model year 2013 & older with a GVWR 14,001 pounds or more.
    • Historic motor vehicles
    • Approved Collector Vehicles which are less than 25 years old
    • 100% Electric vehicles
    • Motorcycles
    • Motorized bicycles
    • Farm tractors and traction equipment
    • Farm machinery and implements
    • Fire trucks having a GVWR of more than 8,500 pounds
    • In-transit construction equipment
    • All Diesel-fueled motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 8,501 pounds to 17,999 that are plated commercial. The owner or lessee is required to inspected these vehicles.
    • All diesel powered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 8,501 to 17,999 that are plated passenger, not for profit, governmental, commuter van, farmer or farm truck except buses
    • All diesel powered vehicles model year 1996 and older that are plated passenger, not for profit, governmental, commuter van, farmer or farm truck except buses
    • Omnibuses which are subject to inspection by the Commission‘s Commercial Bus Inspection and Investigation Unit
    • School buses which are subject to inspection by the Commission‘s School Bus Inspection Unit
    • Tactical military vehicles operated on Federal installations within this State
    collector vehicle.
    • Visit an MVC Agency to purchase a voucher for a special decal to mark the vehicle exempt from safety and emission inspection; fee is $25 for an initial voucher and $25 to renew. You must provide the approval letter from the MVC I/M Support to the excemption
    • agency when initially applying collector vehicle status. The approval letter is not required for renewal.
    • Take the collector vehicle to a State Inspection Station where the inspector will verify the odometer reading
    For voucher renewal:

    • Visit an MVC Agency to purchase a voucher for a special decal to mark the vehicle exempt from safety and emission inspection; fee is $25 for renewal. The initial approval letter is not required to renew.
    • Take the collector vehicle to a State Inspection Station where the inspector will verify the odometer reading
     
  4. bball16

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    Did your car come from a state that doesn’t do inspections? Florida?
     
  5. CoreyNJ

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    Nope. New Jersey, same state as me. Car passed a PPI so it will pass inspection unless the technician doesn’t believe me that you can only see the catalytic converter from above. They are setup with a camera that the car is driven over to make sure that you didn’t remove them which obviously won’t work for a Ferrari. I have heard this can be a problem depending on who you get at the inspection station.

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  6. staatsof

    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Wait ... this car is missing it's catalytic converters?
     
  7. CoreyNJ

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    Well car passed inspection... The only issue is they couldn't find the Gross Vehicle Weight on any of the decals, so google helped there....
     
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  8. Graz

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    Corey, you might consider another option whereby you never have to get your car inspected again. In NJ they have “collector status” vehicle registration. If you go on the DMV website you’ll find the guidelines to obtain this status. I have it for both my 360 and 458. Check it out.
     
  9. Fast Poke

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    This sounds great! my new vehicle inspection is coming to an end soon. I checked the requirements so far & I think it should pass for this.. just wondering if you or anyone else knows exactly what they would consider a limited production vehicle and if an FF would be part of that or not.
     
  10. Graz

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    I think they consider just about any Ferrari a limited production vehicle when you compare it to the masses. Find out how many FFs were made in your exact color interior/exterior choices and that would in all likelihood narrow the number down. Also has to fulfill the mileage guidelines etc.
     
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  11. CoreyNJ

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    OK found this website.
    https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/vehicletopics/collectveh.htm

    So this means a 5 year inspection and only the "collectible decal", which I hope is less ugly than the standard inspection sticker? Besides that what else are the benefits?

    Thanks,
    Corey
     
  12. Graz

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    Good morning Corey, it’s still a decal (triangular) and in view. The big advantage is that you don’t have to ever get the car inspected. You have to renew in 5 years by paying a small fee. You know the State of New Jersey must get their due every so often ;).
     
  13. CoreyNJ

    CoreyNJ Karting

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    OK, when this virus thing is over, I'll take a look at this.
     
  14. Hobacks427

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    Another point of view: I have my 430 inspected by an independent shop who specializes in high end/exotic cars. They take good care and don't mess anything up in doing the removal and re-installation of the sticker. Would prefer not to have a sticker, but to me it's not worth running around without one and the process is non-invasive except for the sticker.

    For me, I wouldn't do anything at the state inspection stations.....

    Pretty much all that's required is a scan for emissions related codes and that's it to the "inspection".
     

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