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PostPosted: April 3, 2010, 5:45 pm 
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The intent is probably to hope that the ref has never seen an At-om. If they think it does not resemble a previously manufactured car, it should go to 1960 automatically. However, if they do decide that it looks like its from the 1990s, you're kinda SOL.
Basically, it depends on interpretation- does it mean a)typical of the time period (and what makes it typical), or b) like something from that time period?

Here's an At-om: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f152/ariel-atom-16745/index2.html#post291240
And somebody's page about registering his At-om in CA http://www.andysatom.com/legal.html Doesn't tell much detail though

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PostPosted: April 3, 2010, 9:11 pm 
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The SB100 allows you to claim that the vehicle is a REPLICA of a vehicle built before the smog laws were inacted.

Since we are building a replica of a 1965 Lotus 7, what engine we are putting in the vehicle does not matter, unless we say that it does ("we" being the ones that built the replica).

Basically, it comes down to what WE want.
Do we want it to be registered as a (insert engine model year here) Lotus 7?

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Do we want it to be registered as a 1957 to 1973 lotus 7?

In the case of a At-om copy:

"If the engine or the vehicle does not sufficiently resemble one previously manufactured, the referee will assign 1960 as the model-year."

So register it as a: "knickly 01"


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