On Sat, 7 Sep 2002, at around 12:22:15 local time, Jeff McNeal
>The engine and transmission are from a '72 Spitfire. The frame and
>body are from a '68. No accurate records of mileage exist and even if
>they did -- for which? The drivetrain components or the frame?
In UK, the answer is "the frame" (not even "frame and body" - just
"frame"). But I still haven't the faintest idea how our uncivil
serpents would work out what mileage you should set your new odometer
at, without any information as to the mileage the frame had done.
I *think* that if you did a similar build here, you could request/they
would insist you had a completely new registration, on what used to be
called a "Q Plate" ("Q" for "Questionable Year of Manufacture"), and
then you would be legally entitled to set the odometer at zero, at the
time of first registration.
>Here is what I'm going to do. I'm going to roll into the DMV a few
>weeks from now with 00008 miles showing on the odometer. I will state
>that I do not know the actual vehicle mileage, as no record exists.
>They might register it as 108,000 or 1,008,000 miles. I will leave it
>to the state's discretion.
Seems eminently sensible.
> I really don't care what they declare.
>There is no subterfuge or criminal intent involved here.
> If the third
>party speedo reads 64,342, that would be just as innacurate and subject
>to criminal prosecution as 00008 miles would, so what's the difference?
Quite. I'd love to know how your legislators have addressed this
problem (if they have) - but I'd hate to try to find the correct legal
answer to the question if I was trying to register such a car in
Britain. I'd be tied up in red tape for decades.
Ellie - 1963 White Herald 1200 Convertible GA125624 CV
Connie - 1968 Conifer Herald 1200 Saloon GA237511 DL
Carly - 1977 Inca Yellow Spitfire 1500 FM105671
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