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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 01, 11:48 AM
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I bought my 67 2 years ago and never registered it cause I knew that I was going to do a full resto on it (hasent moved since) ..Does anybody see any issues with that..Dont want to finish it and not be able to drive it..ya know..I am in Illinois...I have the title which is signed by the previous owner..etc...just never got the plates...thanks everybody
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 01, 11:55 AM
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the only thing is how long it has been since it was registered. you might have to pay for every year it wasn't registered. i never have had to, but have heard of it. also, if the guy you got it from put the date on the title, you might have to pay a late transfer fee.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 01, 08:02 PM
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Here in cali. and some other states late fees and such go away after five years. When I bought my camaro the old owner never transfered the title or paid any thing for almost five years. So when I bought it I waited one month before I transfered the title into my name. The fees dropped from $486 to $150. Just call the DMV and ask them about it. If you play it right you can save money by letting the laws work for you.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 01, 12:48 PM
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Mine was last registered approximately 10 years ago in Cali. The only problem I had when re-registering it in N.Y. was when I wanted to change the serial to the correct number. The Cali title had the wrong #. It was close but no ciger, off by one digit at the 2nd # in the serial. I gave them a picture which they kept for proof.


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 01, 05:06 PM
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In Georgia, it's against the law to register a "race car". So when my cars have been classified or defined as "race cars" (or vehicles which are used for off highway use) by the state, they weren't registered. When I was ready to put them on the street again, or get ready to, I registered them and paid the $10 for plates.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 01, 06:08 PM
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In California there is a "non operation slip" you can fill out stating it has not being or been driven for a period of years. Mine was off the road and last regiseterd in 1991, stored in a barn. Had a non operation slip and just paid transfer and titke fees. Ask the Illinois DMV if you have something like this. This way you wont need to register while off the road.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 08:09 AM
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When I bought my '68, the first thing I did was get it registered. I felt better having a clear title with my name on it before investing a lot of time and money into it. If there was some problem with them believing your purchase price, if you got it cheap (or want to say you did for tax purposes) it would be hard to convince them by showing them a car that has been restored.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 09:29 AM
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Here in NJ, you do not need to register (get plates to drive) it when you title it(new owner transfer). Just get the title in your name and tell DMV that you are going to register it later (Much ).

When the time comes to register (get the plates) it, they might look funny at you, but they will register it. They might have to issue you a new title if it is off of their records.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 03:25 PM
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I believe here in Texas you can file an affadavit stating that you bought the vehicle and it has been in non-operational condition since the purchase date. I am not sure if there is a penalty though for not registering it or transferring the title. Might depend on the amount of time elapsed or circumstances.

I would call the DMV and plead your case...there has to be some kind of leniency for non-operational vehicles!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 01, 11:40 AM
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When I moved from Ct to PA in 1984, I retitled my 67 to PA. That was in 1984. When they wouldn't allow me to have 'classic car tags' because the Camaro was still in production, I said to he__ with em. I soon took it off the road to do a body off restore. In 1997, when I was about to get it ready for the road, I applied for and received PA Historical Car plates which are registered for life and require no inspection, safety or emissions. Since I did a lot of the resto myself ( I like to brag that I have touched every bolt, nut, clip and bracket)I can easily handle the inspection myself. My advice would be to talk to a rep from the DOT or MVD, whatever Illinois has and ask for a copy of all the regulations regarding collector cars. Good luck to you.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 01, 12:37 PM
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thanks for all the replies about 2 more years till she is back on the road again...but I think I will look in to this a bit more and see what the state has to say...happy holidays
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