[TR] [EXTERNAL] Re: VINs
wbeech at flash.net
Thu Nov 7 19:43:01 MST 2019
It comes down to do you want to be right, or get a title and tags for your car. Bill
Cactus Jack drinks coffee black......BWS
> On Nov 7, 2019, at 6:35 PM, Brian Kemp <bk13 at earthlink.net> wrote:
This was the mid 1990's. I talked to the CA DMV on the phone before buying the car and in person when I went to transfer the car. They insisted that the Oh was not valid in a VIN and it had to be a zero. Realized reality didn't matter with the DMV and it wasn't worth trying to be right with the facts. Since my car has be a CA car since new, I'd guess when initially titled in 1972, they marked it as a zero.
On 11/7/2019 4:27 AM, Reihing, Randall S. wrote:
> How does changing the "O" to a "0" on the paper title, match the "O" on the riveted metal plate still on the car itself? How is it legal to have a title with a VIN that does not match the VIN on the vehicle's riveted metal plate?
> Randall Reihing
> 1960 TR3A
> 1959 TR3A
> From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Brian Kemp <bk13 at earthlink.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:50:45 PM
> To: Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net>; 'Triumphs' <triumphs at autox.team.net>
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [TR] VINs
> My California TR6 title also ends L0 - L zero. I told them it should be an Oh for Overdrive, but they said I couldn't have an Oh and I was wrong. Not worth having an argument with the DMV. The insurance company was fine with whatever the title said.
> On 11/6/2019 1:13 PM, Andrew Uprichard wrote:
>> I just went to get a title on a TR which came with a factory overdrive. The old title appropriately ended “LO”, but I was told that “Os” and “Is” are no longer acceptable in titles. So I had to change the VIN (on the title) to “L0”. Then I had to call the insurance company to explain the same story to them and have them send me a proof of insurance with “L0”.
>> Anyone else come across this? Maybe it has been going on for years: I have 4 cars with overdrive, but this was the first factory one.
>> Andrew Uprichard
>> Jackson, MI
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