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 "Every cop in the country just put that VIN in their database"

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 Posted: Feb 15, 2021 04:20PM
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Ok.  What would you prefer???

Non-genuine, non-factory, aftermarket, replica, replacement, ersatz, home made, bodgy, deceptive, unreal ????? And (at least where I come from) illegal.

$10 + freight and you can have any ID you want.... $900+ for an old bit of paper out of someone's bottom drawer seems like a reasonable deal.

Even the Healey saloon used genuine parts ... and was not going to fool anyone who didn't want to be in on the joke.... (or didn't care).

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Feb 15, 2021 03:54PM
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it’s not a fake plate, the
issue is with the stamping , top down, not reverse stamped

Big AL

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Feb 15, 2021 03:08PM
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Its a fake plate so what’s the issue with having as many as you want (to pay for)?..

cheers, ian

 Posted: Feb 15, 2021 12:04PM
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Originally Posted by mnicoop63
Kermy you are 100% correct that it isn't an Austin America VIN. I obviously didn't look close enough. Strange that he has two VIN plates. Big AL I am well aware of the crazy prices for minis these days. It's incredible what people are asking and paying for them. That being said, my comment was as if it were an Austin America VIN and in my opinion $1000 would be absurd. I have thought once or twice about using an old 1960 plate that I have from a mini that was totaled about 20 years ago and it sure is tempting with todays market. Just wouldn't feel right. Cheers
Not that strange for two vin plates nowadays as some States require two forms of vin verification especially if the vehicle has been purchased and titled in another State.
Florida has required this but not at all DMV offices.


If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 14, 2021 07:08PM
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Years ago, a friend had an "Austin Healy Sprite saloon".... (probably the only one on the planet).

At least that's what it said on the title 8-0

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Feb 14, 2021 02:23PM
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Kermy you are 100% correct that it isn't an Austin America VIN. I obviously didn't look close enough. Strange that he has two VIN plates.

Big AL I am well aware of the crazy prices for minis these days. It's incredible what people are asking and paying for them. That being said, my comment was as if it were an Austin America VIN and in my opinion $1000 would be absurd. I have thought once or twice about using an old 1960 plate that I have from a mini that was totaled about 20 years ago and it sure is tempting with todays market. Just wouldn't feel right.

Cheers

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minicoop, you obviously have not been following the price of classic mini ownership/titles in the marketplace

Don’t ask me how l know


Big AL

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Feb 8, 2021 09:15PM
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This is so not allowed. The auction will be cancelled when Ebay gets wind of it. There's no prize for figuring out why I know this. Minicoop63, you're wrong about it being an AA, check out,
Classic Mini Chassis/VIN and Commission Numbers, Part I (Revised) (minimania.com) 

 Posted: Feb 8, 2021 06:40PM
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...and $1000 for an Austin America VIN is absurd.

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