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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Red Face NY VIN lookup for my 68'?

Hi, don't live in NY but my Metuchen 68' fastback S code came from there...

I bought it as a restoration project with lost licence plates and a tatty registration paper with the first few plate numbers missing. I'd like to find out it's NY plate number - just for my own satisfaction. However the NY DMV website won't accept an old 11 digit VIN on their VIN check webpage and when I call their helpline I get stuck in a queue for ages (on a long distance call...), then told to call back later! Grrrrr.

I've tried emails too, even enclosing scans of VIN plates, registration papers etc, but all I get back is "call this number".
Very frustrating.

I'm trying to do all this from Australia. So can any New Yorkers offer a way to check out my VIN number?

It's; 8T02S182523

Many thanks in advance.

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Not really sure what you are looking for. In NY plates are not permanently assigned to a car and even long term owners will go through multiple sets over the years. They get new plates when they change hands, taken off and put back on the road, and most recently when the state changes the style and surcharge you if you want to keep them a little while longer. Plates can also be transferred to a different car owned by the registrant.
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Same in Florida. Plates used to change every 2 years. They last longer now, and if you sell the car you can keep the plate to transfer to another car. The state does not keep records that go back to the 60's, so your best shot is to see if the previous owner might have any paperwork that shows the plate #.

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Not really sure what you are looking for. In NY plates are not permanently assigned to a car and even long term owners will go through multiple sets over the years. They get new plates when they change hands, taken off and put back on the road, and most recently when the state changes the style and surcharge you if you want to keep them a little while longer. Plates can also be transferred to a different car owned by the registrant.
Hey firstly thanks for the reply! Great to get such good information on the NY plate processes.

I have most of the last licence plate number, just missing the first digit, (It was ?491 BTH - I think!) which is a bummer. But after hearing from you I'm thinking that's not really what I'm after anyway, as what I want to know is the first licence plate number it had in 68'. I'm going to get a set of "novelty" reproduction 68' NY licence plates made for shows etc. To go with the repro inspection and expiry stickers I have. Hence the query.

I just spent an hour on hold and transfers with the NY DMV this morning (OZ time) and got told they know but can't (won't) tell me anything. Told me to file a MV-15 form... (I'm not even sure if they will process that as it asks for US or state gov ID, which as an Ozzie I don't have). :-( I suppose that if they decide to help me out I might find the original plate number(s). I have asked for a full title / licence history report.

My car was sold on March 19th 68' by;

RAYMOND CAR SALES INC
207-02 NORTHERN BLVD
BAYSIDE NY 11361

So first I thought I'd track them down and beg for help, but nope! They are no longer there (Its a Tile shop), and the only Raymond Car Sales I can find is a smallish used car yard over in Flushing. Who (if related), would probably not be keeping 49 yo sales data from when they were once a FORD dealership. So not much luck there. The PO bought it unlicensed as a restoration project, then lost interest and flipped it to me. He can't remember the plate number either and they were lost some time ago.

If anyone knows a way (or person who can access such) to do an 11 digit VIN lookup Id be grateful.
Please PM me to keep it discrete if you want.

Thanks again!

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Three numbers and three letters was a long standing format for plate numbers in NY. Not sure what period it was common but there may not be any more characters.
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Three numbers and three letters was a long standing format for plate numbers in NY. Not sure what period it was common but there may not be any more characters.
Yes I thought so too, but multiple plate look ups with those numbers didn't reveal anything. When I look at the registration receipt the digits on the LHS all lined up except for the plate number line, it actually looks like there should be one more in front to make everything line up. So just in case the alignment issue was valid, I also tried plate searches using 0-9 in front of those numbers and again - nada. Grrrr.
So that's why I'm thinking the VIN search is the best way. Should reveal all the plates the car ever had.
I also wondered If perhaps the web based plate search engines only search current plate numbers? This car has been off the road for a decade I think...

Meantime it looks like I'm out some time and $$$ to get a NY DMV search started.

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if ny had that info they wont release it due to privacy laws
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