I purchased mine new from NY and had it shipped here. I had to fill out a statement of facts saying that the car was 50 state emmissions legal. (There is a certificate from Lotus that should come with the car). Initially they told me I couldn't register until I hit 7,500 mi! I told them they were crazy 'cause I wouldn't drive around registrationless for months! Before I got to the DMV, I got it smogged as well, just to avoid any further issues. I'm not sure how hard it is with a used car, but as long as you have the paperwork and it passes smog, I assume it should be ok. Good luck!