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A Ferrari Testa Rossa was auctioned in California for more than $16 million, making the red Ferrari 1957 sports car the most expensive auto ever sold at an automobile auction.
The race car is a Ferrari prototype and the first Testa Rossa ever built, with a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V-12 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.
Spectators at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California erupted in a roar as a staggering price was reached in the final bid but, shortly afterward, an anonymous buyer offered a record-breaking $16.4 million for the classic Ferrari automobile.
Auctioneers Gooding & Company were as surprised as everyone else at the shocking $16,390,000 winning bid for the classic 1957 Ferrari.
The red Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former Concours d’Elegance first-place winner, and the vehicle will now be added to the anonymous buyer’s extensive investment portfolio.
California has a world record-setting love for its cars, indeed.
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Autobroker s Endorsement
An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.
A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.
Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log. The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.
The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:
- Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
- Date of brokering agreement
- Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
- Name of consumer
- Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)
A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.
- All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.
DEALER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Applicants applying for a used dealer or dealer-wholesale only must attend a dealer education program and pass a written examination administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles before submitting their application (11704.5 CVC).
The purpose of this program is to ensure that applicants are aware of the laws and regulations governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California.
• What is a Dealer Education Provider?
A dealer education program provider is a private vendor who has been authorized by the DMV to instruct potential applicants for a used vehicle dealer license on laws and regulations governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California. Dealer Education Provider’s are listed on our website at:
• Who is required to successfully complete a dealer education program?
− Sole owner
− All partners who manage the business
− A corporate officer who manages the business
• Who is not required to successfully complete a dealer education program?
− A person applying for a new vehicle dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person who holds a valid license as an automobile dismantler, an employee of that dismantler, or an applicant for an automobile dismantler’s license.
− A person applying for a motorcycle only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person applying for a trailer only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
− A person applying for an all-terrain only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
• Where do I go after I successfully complete the dealer education class?
After successfully completing the class you will be issued a completion certiicate. You must contact a DMV Inspector in your area to take the test.
The test consists of 40 questions and must be passed with at least 70%
For testing appointments and information regarding a dealer’s license, please call one of the Inspectors in your area.
You must present your original completion certiicate, issued by the provider, and your current California driver’s license or California identiication card to take the test.
NOTE: Completion certiicates issued for completion of approved dealer education programs will be valid for submission with new dealer license applications for a period of only one year from the date of program completion
(268.08[b] CA Code of Regulations).
• Is there a charge to take the test?
Yes, you will be charged $16 to take the test. If you do not pass, you may retake the test after a seven (7) day waiting period.You will be charged $16 each time the test is taken.
• What if I can’t pass the test?
If, after three attempts, you cannot pass the test, you will be referred to the education provider listed on your completion certiicate to determine if additional training is needed.
• Can I submit my application before attending the dealer education class?
Applications for a used vehicle dealer’s license will not be accepted by the department without proof of completion of the used dealer education program and proof of successfully passing the examination or proof of being licensed as a vehicle dealer within the past 36 months.
• Where can I obtain application forms?
You may call at (916) 229-3126 or download the application from the Internet at www.dmv.ca.gov
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- Paying no registration fees on your vehicle purchases
- Using dealer plates to drive your vehicles without registering them
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- Selling locally, or exporting to other countries
- Buying at the auctions and selling on Craigslist, E-Bay, or your own website
- Brokering vehicles with none of your own money invested
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Vehicle Dealer Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are the most frequently asked questions. This list is not all inclusive nor is it intended to be.
If you have any questions, please contact your local DMV Inspector or call (916) 229-3126.
Where can I obtain application forms?
All application forms and further licensing information can be downloaded from the
Apply For An Original page.
Who do I contact to get a dealer’s license?
You may obtain the necessary information and application to apply for a dealer’s license from any DMV Inspector in your area,
or see Vehicle Dealer’s License Forms page.
Applications for a used vehicle dealer’s license, or wholesale only dealers license,
will not be accepted by the DMV Inspectors without proof of completion of the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program
and proof of successfully passing the dealer examination or proof of being licensed as a vehicle dealer within the past 36 months.
For testing appointments and information regarding a dealers license, please call one of the DMV Inspectors in your area.
Where do I file my application?
Application packages for vehicle dealers are submitted to your local DMV Inspector.
Where do I call if I have questions?
If you have general licensing questions you may call (916) 229-3126.
An abbreviated application allows applicants, with conviction(s), to discover if a license will be issued or reissued
without incurring the possible unnecessary expenses of obtaining a bond,
establishing a place of business and/or attending a dealer education program.
See Abbreviated Applications page.
The New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVB) operates in a quasi-judicial capacity to resolve disputes (protests)
between franchised new vehicle dealers (vehicle, motorcycle, ATV, and recreational vehicle) and manufacturers.
These disputes typically concern franchise terminations or modifications,
establishments or relocations of a same line-make franchise within the dealer’s relevant market area (10 air miles),
and reimbursement for warranty or franchisor incentive program payments.
The NMVB also hears and considers appeals presented by a new vehicle dealer or manufacturer
after any final decision of the Director of the department that adversely affects the occupational license of the appellant,
such as the suspension or revocation of the license. Vehicle Code sections 507, 3050-3079.
Lastly, there is a Consumer Mediation Services Program that attempts through informal mediation
to resolve disputes between consumers and new vehicle dealers and manufacturers.
Who is the New Motor Vehicle Board?
The New Motor Vehicle Board consists of nine members. Four of the appointed members are new motor vehicle dealers,
engaged in business for a period of not less than five years preceding their appointment.
The remaining five appointed members are public members not affiliated with any licensed dealer.
How long will it take for the department to process my application?
The average time for processing an application may be up to 120 days
to allow the department time for background check and processing of the license.
Does the department issue temporary permits?
Pending the satisfaction of the department that the applicant has met the requirements for the license,
the department may issue a temporary permit for a period not to exceed 120 days while it completes its investigation
and determination of all facts relative to the qualifications of the applicant for the license. CVC Section 11719
What is the license renewal period?
The vehicle dealer license is renewed annually for the first year after receiving the original license;
and then biannually based on the month the original license was issued.
Renewals should be made before the expiration of the license.
If you do not renew your license before it expires, you may renew your license within thirty (30) days
following the expiration date by paying the renewal fee and a penalty equal to 100 percent of the original application fee.
Renewals will not be accepted for licenses that have been expired for more than 30 days. CVC Section 11717(d).
How do I renew my license?
About 90 days before the expiration of your license you should receive a courtesy notice for renewal.
After you complete the courtesy notice, you will need to mail your renewal form and fees to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420
If you do not receive a courtesy notice please call (916) 229-3126
or you may download the renewal form from the Renew Your License page.
How do I get additional plates, replacement plates, stickers only, or a duplicate registration card?
You will need to fill out form OL 22 for additional plates,
replacement plates, stickers only, or a duplicate registration card.
What happens to my supplies if I cease doing business?
When licensed dealers cease doing business, or a bond,
cancelled by the Surety Company is not reinstated by the cancellation date,
the dealers shall immediately surrender the business license, special plates, registration cards,
and all report of sale books to the DMV Inspector Office.
What happens if there is a change in ownership?
When a licensed dealer has an ownership change,
all supplies must be surrendered to the Department of Motor Vehicles
and the submission of an original application for license is required.
A new application will require the submission of new fees and a new bond.
How do I make a change to my existing license?
When a licensed dealer changes location, adds a branch office, changes the firm name,
or makes a change in the corporate structure,
the licensee must immediately notify the DMV Inspector,
and submit the appropriate forms and fees for the change.
|Type of Change||Required Forms||Fees|
|Officer change||OL 15, OL 29, Copy of Corporate Minutes or Statement of Officers stamped by the Secretary of States Office, and Fingerprint Live Scan receipt||$70|
|Name change||OL 21, OL 124, Certificate of Appointment, Corporate Minutes, Bond Rider||$70|
|Address change||OL 21, OL 124, OL 902, copy of lease or rental agreement||$70|
|Add a branch||OL 21, OL 124, OL 902, copy of lease or rental agreement||$70$225 for New Motor Vehicle Board (if applicable)|
Note: OL124 is needed only if new cars, new motorcycles, new ATV’s, new recreational trailers, or new motor homes are being sold.
Are there any signs I must post?
Yes. Along with the “Established Place of Business” Sign,
you will need the following posted on the premises:
“…in a space conspicuous to the public in each and every location,
the license issued by the department to the dealer and to each salesman employed by that dealer” CVC section 11709(a)
Every dealer who displays or offers one or more used vehicles for sale at retail shall post a notice
not less than 8 inches high and 10 inches wide, in a place conspicuous to the public, which states the following:
“The prospective purchaser of a vehicle may,
at his or her own expense and with the approval of the dealer,
have the vehicle inspected by an independent third party either on or off these premises.” CVC section 11709
“There Is No Cooling-Off Period Unless You Obtain A Contract Cancellation Option.”
California law does not provide for a “Cooling-off” or cancellation period for vehicle lease or purchase contracts.
Therefore, you cannot later cancel such a contract simply because you change your mind,
decide the vehicle cost too much, or wish you had acquired a different vehicle.
After you sign a motor vehicle purchase or lease contract,
it may only be canceled with the agreement of the seller or lessor for legal cause, such as fraud.
However, California law does require a seller to offer a 2 day contract cancellation option
on used vehicles with a purchase price of less than $40,000,
subject to certain statutory conditions.
This contract cancellation option requirement does not apply to the sale of a motorcycle or an off-highway motor vehicle
subject to identification under California law.
See the vehicle contract cancellation option agreement for details. CVC section 11709
For what purpose may special plates be used?
Refer to California Code of Regulations, Title 13 Motor Vehicles Division 1, Chapter 1, Article 3.3.
How do I report a possible unlicensed dealer?
Whenever a licensed dealer has grounds to suspect that a person or persons are engaging in the buying and selling of vehicles as outlined in CVC Section 285 ,
without having first obtained a license from the Department of Motor Vehicles,
the dealer or their authorized representative should file a written complaint
with the local Department of Motor Vehicles Investigative Service Office.
Who do I call for registration questions?
If you have a question relating to registration processing please call the Registration Unit at 1 (800) 777-0133.
You may also contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles Field Office , Registration Section.
Are there exclusions for a dealer license?
Yes. The exclusions for a vehicle dealer license are listed in CVC Section 286.
What is the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program?
The California Vehicle Code requires certain applicants to successfully complete a
The purpose is to ensure that applicants for used vehicle dealer licenses are aware of the laws and regulations
governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California.
What is a Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Provider?
is a private vendor who has been authorized by the DMV
to instruct potential applicants for a used vehicle dealer license
on laws and regulations governing the operation of a used vehicle dealership in California.
Who is required to successfully complete a Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program course?
The following applicants must comply with the education and testing requirements:
- Sole owner
- All partners who manage the business
- A corporate officer who manages the business
- Limited liability company managing partners
Who is NOT required to successfully complete a Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Provider course?
- An applicant for a new vehicle dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
- A person who holds a valid license as an automobile dismantler, an employee of that dismantler,
- or an applicant for an automobile dismantler’s license.
- An applicant for a motorcycle only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
- An applicant for a trailer only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
- An applicant for an all-terrain only dealer’s license or any employee of that dealer.
What will it cost me to attend a Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program course?
Each provider sets its own cost.
Contact the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Providers listed for the exact amount.
Where can I find a Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Provider Course?
The DMV has approved the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Providers listed.
You may contact the program provider for information on courses in your area.
Other program providers may be approved in the future.
Where do I go after I successfully complete the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program course?
After successfully completing the course you will be issued a completion certificate.
You must schedule an appointment with a DMV Inspector in your area to take the test.
The test consists of 40 questions and must be passed with at least 70% accuracy.
You must present your completion certificate, issued by the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Provider
and your current California Driver’s License or California Identification Card to take the test.
Is there a charge to take the test?
Yes, you will be charged $16 to take the test.
If you do not pass, you may retake the test after a seven (7) day waiting period.
You will be charged $16 each time the test is taken.
What if I cannot pass the test?
If, after three attempts, you cannot pass the test, you will be referred to the Used Vehicle Dealer Education Program Provider
listed on your completion certificate to determine if additional training is needed.
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State Investigators Arrest Two Riverside Men In Tax Fraud Probe
Posh home and Auto Sales Businesses Raided
State investigators with the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization raided a million dollar-plus residence in Riverside and two automobile sales businesses Tuesday, October 29. After serving the search warrants, investigators arrested Ahmad Mohamod Sami, 38 and Nader M. Sami, 45, both of Riverside. According to the Riverside County Jail’s website, the two men were each booked on three felony charges including white collar crime, failure to turn over government money and filing false tax returns.
Investigators searched the homes on Wyndham Hill Drive and could be seen loading potential evidence into rented moving vans. Parked on the two acre parcel were two Bentleys and a Jaguar, all with paper auto dealer plates on them.
Investigators also searched and removed items from A-one Auto Centers located in Riverside and San Bernardino.
“While this investigation has stirred up questions and intrigue among the public in Riverside, the investigators must go about their duties to determine what laws have been violated and see this case through the prosecution process,” said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California including investigators with the Franchise Tax Board.
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Dealer Registration Forms
ADESA auctions are for registered wholesale automotive dealers only, closed to the public. Each dealer has to be registered at an ADESA auction before receiving a bid badge or buying cars online.
Below you will find a series of Web pages, links and printable files that will assist you with the process of registering at your local ADESA Auction facility. Several of these files have been created with Adobe Acrobat for security reasons. To view these files you must have Adobe Acrobat Viewer installed on your computer. If you do not have this program you candownload a free version. These files may also be obtained at your local ADESA auction.
In addition to completing and submitting the required dealer registration forms listed below, please provide copies of the following documents:
- State dealer’s license or equivalent required state document
- Current dealer bond, if required by your state
- Current sales tax certificate
- Copy of a voided company business check
- Current salesperson’s license for each representative, if required by your state
Each representative will need to go to the Dealer Registration counter at one of our auctions to have their current driver’s license scanned into Auction ACCESS. If the representative plans to buy online only, please provide a legible copy of their current driver’s license.
Required ADESA Forms:
MTC (Uniform Sales & Use Tax Certificate)
Power of Attorney
Title Handling Form
IRS W-9 Form
US Auction Policy (Terms & Conditions)
NAAA Arbitration Policy
ADESA As-Is Policy
ADESA Post Sale Inspection Policy
Required Auction Access Forms:
Please download the following forms from the Auction Access website.
- Bank Authorization Letter
- Dealership Credit Information Form
- Individual Authorization Letter
- Dealer Authorization/Removal Letter
After completing the documents, please fax or mail them to the dealer registration department at one of the ADESA auctions you would like to attend. You can obtain address, phone and fax contact information using the ADESA Auction List.
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We provide you the ability to operate your dealership within current DMV guidelines. You get to sit back and relax for 4 to 6 hours of dealer education (renewals 4 hr/ pre-licensing 6 hr). We will have you review your dealership with a series of questions and at the end of the course we will provide the course completion form.We teach private classes in all locations listed above as well as:
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Prices for these classes:
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Pre-License Only Class Options and Information:
· You must attend the class in person (6 hrs).
· You will study and take the DMV practice exam similar to the one given by your local inspector.
· A course certificate suitable for framing will be presented upon completion.
· Your certificate is good for one year.
· All materials are included.
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The Dmv Zoning approval is required of each car dealer license location
Dmv Zoning approval is done at the local level ( planning department )
Dmv requires completion of a specific form
Dmv OL902 Zoning form: http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.htm
The car dealer license process requires LiveScan Fingerprints
LiveScan Fingerprints are dispatched electronically
Dmv requires LiveScan clearance to issue a temporary car dealer license ( 30-45 days )
Dmv 8016 LiveScan form: http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf
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