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tucker92

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Serial number Problem??
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:22:36 AM »
I have Mustang that was restored I just found out that the inner fender with the serial number identifies it as a coupe but in fact it is a convertible.  It is registered and insured but I'm wondering if this will pose a problem when I want to sell it.

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Re: Serial number Problem??
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 02:45:58 PM »
Sounds like that part must have been replaced from another car, im not sure if it would hurt the value of the car or not though i dont think that it would.

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Re: Serial number Problem??
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 03:49:20 PM »
The inner fender VIN is the "official" VIN for the car in a lot of states.  Other states just use the paperwork or even the tag on the door.  So, if you are living in one of those states which use the inner fender VIN to register it, you are SOL if you want to sell it in that state.  You wouldn't sell a classic '67 Mustang anyway, would you?   ;D

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Re: Serial number Problem??
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 03:51:58 PM »
Sounds like i was way off haha

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Re: Serial number Problem??
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 04:02:39 PM »
Sounds like i was way off haha
No Tim, you weren't "Way" off.  If that car was in Texas he would have no problem selling it and the new owner registering it, because Texas only uses the paperwork to re-register a car.  Most people trying to buy a classic Mustang have no idea of where that VIN number is located except perhaps on the door, so they would not even see it, much less know what code the coupe is compared to the Vert. 

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Re: Serial number Problem??
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 03:50:05 AM »
This Mustang has been registered at least twice that I know of in New York State via the "problem" serial number.  So what's the big deal.  Whatever the number is it relates only to that specific car!  Federal document--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PART 565--VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIREMENTS--Table of Contents
Sec. 565.1 Purpose and scope.
This part specifies the format, content and physical requirements  for a vehicle identification number (VIN) system and its installation to  simplify vehicle identification information retrieval and to increase  the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns.

 

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