Pre 1976 is exempt from this law, for now. California’s “New” Exhaust Noise Bill - Hot Rod Network The way it reads to me suggests that nobody is exempt, not even pre 76 vehicles. 95 decibel limit, "any licensed vehicle" an officer can issue you a ticket, ($1000) non refundable. My 72 dart had emission components on it, if I had to get an inspection because of an infraction, it wouldn't pass. The claim is that pre 76 didn't have emissions requirements, I'm not sure that would excuse me for the missing emission components, and relieve me of the $1000 fine. I knew this was just a matter of time due to overly loud cars and bikes.