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Is a 1978 Lincoln Town Car from Texas Legal in CA?

I have a 1978 Lincoln town car w/ a 460 engine. The town car is from Texas. Is it legal in California and will it pass a smog test?


Yes, your 1987 Lincoln can pass the California smog check and obtain registration here. The vehicle will need to undergo the most stringent emissions inspection allowed by law however; in that it will undergo a tailpipe and dynamometer inspection (assuming it is going to be registered in an Enhanced Emissions county.

In short the vehicle can be registered in California but you'll need to ensure its emissions systems are functioning properly and the vehicle is not polluting.

posted by SmogTips Support 01-27-2020 10:44 AM

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