Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: back in the Hew-Hess-Hay
Re: odometer freaked out
For those who have not read the federal "odometer statement law" for themselves and believe they may become criminals, here is a pertinent excerpt.
Sec. 580.17 Exemptions. Notwithstanding the requirements of Secs. 580.5 and 580.7: (a) A transferor or a lessee of any of the following motor vehicles need not disclose the vehicle's odometer mileage: (1) A vehicle having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, as defined in Sec. 571.3 of this title, of more than 16,000 pounds; (2) A vehicle that is not self-propelled; (3) A vehicle that was manufactured in a model year beginning at least ten years before January 1 of the calendar year in which the transfer occurs; or Example to paragraph (a)(3): For vehicle transfers occurring during calendar year 1998, model year 1988 or older vehicles are exempt. (4) A vehicle sold directly by the manufacturer to any agency of the United States in conformity with contractual specifications. (b) A transferor of a new vehicle prior to its first transfer for purposes other than resale need not disclose the vehicle's odometer mileage. (c) A lessor of any of the vehicles listed in paragraph (a) of this section need not notify the lessee of any of these vehicles of .................. and on and on.
It is however unlawful (fraud) to certify mileage as correct when it is not, even if an odometer statement is not required.
Bottom line, a 1969 Camaro is exempt from the odometer statement requirement, in fact, vehicles older than 1996 are exempt. You are not required to complete an odometer statement, and I would suggest you do not volunteer to give one either.
I'm not a lawyer so don't expect me to represent you in court, but I have been a licensed car dealer and state licensed inspector and keep informed of changes in this area. It is an interesting subject, but you should read the Federal Law with your own eyes.
The only reason someone would want insurance is if they want to pay someone elses bills or want someone else to pay their bills.