The TITLE must match the VIN(s) stamped on the engine compartment ledges. The data plate even says "not for title or registration", so it does not NEED to match -- it's nice if it does. Lots of Mustang have the wrong data plate or no data plateat all. Dean
Hell, my mustang is titled according to the data plate...has been for several owners apparently. I cannot find looking back into the history (I ran a vehicle history report on it, from its own state) where the switch was made. The VIN on the engine compartment ledges doesn't seem to pop up ANYWHERE no matter where I've looked.
I figure one of these days I will get it corrected, but in the meantime it's not bothering anyone, I don't plan to sell her, etc....neither VIN has ever shown up as salvaged or stolen so who the hell knows how it happened, it's nearly a 50 year old car...lots can happen in 40+ years.
I called left and right all over the place trying to explain what happened to the proper authorities, how we found out the vins didn't match only some time later and answers ranged from "doesn't matter, so long as it's titled to something" to "I'll call you back" but they never did.
"Natalie", '66 Coupe, aka "Jinx", "Jinxie Natalie" (everything goes wrong..)
289, Holley Carb, Edelbrock Intake/Water Pump, Northern Rad
3.55 with Posi, Zoom Clutch
Next On the Agenda:
Interior - Soundproof, new carpet, tilt column (done), seat extenders, Motolita MK3 (done)
Exterior/Body/Performance:T5 (done) weatherstripping, power steering (done)