Hopefully a Colorado resident can give me some info regarding emissions
requirements and procedures:
I am looking at a few employment opportunities in northern Colorado,
specifically the Denver area and Loveland.
My current inventory includes a quarter-million mile '75 Volvo and a very
much altered '81 Chevrolet passenger car. The Chev will pass (by a healthy
margin) on the basis of tailpipe emissions alone (or at least it was clean
before I tore it apart again), but it certainly does
not retain its original emissions equipment. As for the Volvo, it's
obviously completely unaltered, but if it actually passes an inspection,
I'll eat the tires for dinner.
I'm certainly not a tree hugger, but I do appreciate the need for air
quality managment, particularly in and around Denver. That said, would I
run into California-style "visual equipment inspection" hassles with my Chev, or
actual emissions the only concern? Does the generic 25 year requirement
for exempt registration apply in CO? It will be some time before I
put it back together, but it will eventually get a clean, strong fuelie and six
serve as daily wheels once again.
When I purchased my Volvo, it had quite a collection of smog cert
stickers (it came from Colo), but the newest one was from several years ago.
Is this vehicle
no longer subject to smog regs? I was under the impression that every
vehicle must be tested, regardless of age, unless it was electric, less
than four years old, or registered as a specialty vehicle. I wouldn't
think that the previous owner of the Volvo registered it as a