Rick Morrison wrote:
> On Wed, 06 May 1998 21:37:51 -0500 Susan and John Roper
> <email@example.com> writes:
> >Kevin Richards wrote:
> >> Just a quick question to the listers.
> >> I wanted to know the "legality" of selling the title of an old
> >> hulk to someone who needs a title for a car they are restoring that
> >> not have (or cannot track down) the title.
> >> If it is illegal, what type of offense is it??
> >> federal??
> >> Just curious
> >It is a federal crime to switch data plates from one car to another,
> >which you would have to do in order to use the title from another
> >vehicle. I suspect that there are a lot of "criminals" out there.
> Does this make the use of a Heritage body shell, using the VIN plate from
> the "donor" car, a federal offense?
> Inquiring minds want to know
> Rick Morrison
> 72 MGBGT
> 74 Midget
I don't believe so, in that you have not moved a data plate and thus VIN
from one vehicle to another and thus changed the VIN of the second
vehicle to that of the first. The heritage body shell is not a vehicle
and to my knowledge has no VIN assigned. It is mearly a replacement
part, albeit a large one. John