nothing legal about these cars except they've slid under the radar and haven't been caught
if california were a police state instead of a entitlement state, you'd see all these "can't understand how you reidgistered that" cars be impounded
i know because i've seen it before... and it's not the kit car exemption
Getting a DR30 registered in California has got to be somewhat of a miracle. I had the biggest headache when I was getting my '88 M3 registered, even though it was first sold here in California. (It went from California to Japan, to Canada, then I brought it back a year ago.) I had all the proof that it was a California car, proof that it was first sold here, it passed smog with all the original equipment, with all the proper paperwork. It still took them 4 months and my being pulled over for not having plates. I had to raise holy hell with them to get them to pull their heads out and ok the registration. And that was for a car first sold here in the state! How someone manages to get a car not even sold in the country at any time registered is beyond me.