So, are you sure, 100% sure, that if I get the VIN transfered, the car will maintain value? Part of the reason I'm going Fastback is because they are a great investment.Edit:Well, now seeing that I can go buy a running, rust free 1966 Fastback for the price of buying the shell, I think I may keep the shell on hold. But thanks for all the help.
Quote from: Nikolaeos on April 13, 2008, 12:32:46 AMSo, are you sure, 100% sure, that if I get the VIN transfered, the car will maintain value? Part of the reason I'm going Fastback is because they are a great investment.Edit:Well, now seeing that I can go buy a running, rust free 1966 Fastback for the price of buying the shell, I think I may keep the shell on hold. But thanks for all the help.depends on the law in the individual state but more than likely the answer would be no! granted people are doing this without permission but it still doesn't make it legal
I just got off the phone with the Virginia DMV. According to Jamie, at 800-435-5137, if there is no "certificate of origin" issued for the replacement body, I am allowed under VA law to transfer the VIN to the replacement body. Once the work is complete, I can have a state inspector/investigator come out to verify the work complete. The local investigator for Virginia Beach is Cassandra Hardy at 757-455-0881.
Well, I hate to be the person to ask this, but if it is a ford reproduction, as someone else posted, wouldn't it be legal to put all of the identification from the old hull, on the new one? To me, if it is an oem licensed reproduction item, it is no different than buying a nos intake/cam, and showing the car as 'stock'. =\ Dunno. depends how you look at it. Not to support anything illegal, but a person could just transfer all of the identification numbers to the new hull and never say anything to the DMV, and not register it as a 'kit' car. Very dishones, yes. But, i am sure somewhere down the line, someone else will be doing it. I also agree, about the whole statement about an old hull, with new rockers/floorpans/quarters being basically a new body.Any way you cut it, it is expensive. It would be nice if ford started producing a wider range of the reproduction bodies, for sanctioned races and such, but how many people can afford dropping what, 15k into a body. But then again, i guess when you buy an old rusted out one, and put in new sheetmetal, what's the difference...
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