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I have a car that has been out of the dmv system for at least 10 yrs, Last time the car was registered was 1985. How do they verify what year the car is. There is no title and the car is 76. I wonder if it could be registered as a 75 since they really dont know anything about this car??? It was manufactured in nov of 75 as described in the label on the door jamb that could have been removed as a result of a respray. I wonder if there is a loophole???

Thanks!

Alonso

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I just went through that.

They will have to verify the data plate ( tells what year it is ) and Vin # at all locations.

You can get the paperwork at DMV ahead of time and have a peace officer do it for ya or make an apointment at DMV and get a 1 day moving permit to bring it down to them.

As far as the no title thing I'm not sure.

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My 73 Bavaria was stored in a garage for 10 years by the PO. He flunked smog in 89 and parked it (now it's smog exempt). When I bought it from the PO, I found out that the PO did not register the car non-op. I wanted to use the original plates on the car and I had paperwork showing that the car was previously registered in CA. While it was stored, the car fell off the DMV registry and there was no way I could get to use the original plates on the car. Once the car falls off the DMV registry, you are screwed because no records exist for the car and they have to start from scratch. BTDT.

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I would try it, and just play dumb if they bring it up, especially since the plate says it was mfg in 1975. Fill out the DMV paperwork and have a cop do the VIN verification. They then create a whole new DMV record for the car. You may actually be able to pull it off, unless of course they have a VIN listing for 2002's, showing their model year.

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I have a car that has been out of the dmv system for at least 10 yrs, Last time the car was registered was 1985. How do they verify what year the car is. There is no title and the car is 76. I wonder if it could be registered as a 75 since they really dont know anything about this car??? It was manufactured in nov of 75 as described in the label on the door jamb that could have been removed as a result of a respray. I wonder if there is a loophole???

Thanks!

Alonso

there's a label in the door jam? i dont see one on my car is there supposed to be? the only place I see a VIN is the right wing (data plate and stamp) and the small plate near the steering wheel. are there more spots??

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has been replaced (my 73's driver's door was damaged when the car was shipped to the US and was replaced here, so it never had a sticker to begin with). It gives the month/year build date as well as the VIN.

Unfortunately for '76 owners, '76 model year VINs have a different three number prefix from the '75s. Your only chance might be to get the exact build date from Mobile Tradition, and if CA goes by build date vs model year, you might end up with an "official" '75.

Glad this Mickey Mouse stuff hasn't hit Ohio...yet!

mike

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I did this exact thing quite by mistake and registered my '76 as a '73. I started as a typo with the clerk and went on from there. I have all of the info that you will need to get this done.

- Get the build stiker off of the door end (carb cleaner and finger nail)

- I had a hand writen bill of sale stating the year model (poor penmanship here is where it all started)

- The car had been sitting for 5 years because of smog (no records in the computer, you cant keep the plates)

- I had the car verified at the DMV. they were just trying to match up the VINs (it was right before lunch they were in a hurry)

- I belive you will also need a statement of facts (form) I would say you just bought the car so there will be no back fees and fines.

Please contact me if there is anything I can help you with I have been there.

Brent

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I have a car that has been out of the dmv system for at least 10 yrs, Last time the car was registered was 1985. How do they verify what year the car is. There is no title and the car is 76. I wonder if it could be registered as a 75 since they really dont know anything about this car??? It was manufactured in nov of 75 as described in the label on the door jamb that could have been removed as a result of a respray. I wonder if there is a loophole???

Thanks!

Alonso

there's a label in the door jam? i dont see one on my car is there supposed to be? the only place I see a VIN is the right wing (data plate and stamp) and the small plate near the steering wheel. are there more spots??

There sure is Charley. I cant remember what side it is on. Alot of repainted cars have them removed.

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I did this exact thing quite by mistake and registered my '76 as a '73. I started as a typo with the clerk and went on from there. I have all of the info that you will need to get this done.

- Get the build stiker off of the door end (carb cleaner and finger nail)

- I had a hand writen bill of sale stating the year model (poor penmanship here is where it all started)

- The car had been sitting for 5 years because of smog (no records in the computer, you cant keep the plates)

- I had the car verified at the DMV. they were just trying to match up the VINs (it was right before lunch they were in a hurry)

- I belive you will also need a statement of facts (form) I would say you just bought the car so there will be no back fees and fines.

Please contact me if there is anything I can help you with I have been there.

Brent

Brent,

I thought this would be the process I might have to take. I am going to do this within the next couple of days. The oroginal plan was to take all the parts from my 76 and swap them to a 74 golf euro chassis i just picked up, but my 76 is such a solid car. I will focus on building my 74 as time and $ permit. By the way, the 76 is built as a very good handeling car with a 74tii motor and very well put together suspension.

I will email you

Alonso

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