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    DMV pink slip question

    Does anyone know the meaning of some of the 'boxes' on the pink slip?(old style pink, 4x5 style) . One of the boxes ,near the top on the same line as date first sold, has an asterisk and yr.. the box to the right has yr. model.( I am pretty sure I can figure that one out). What does the one with the asterisk mean? Yr. model reads 67, under the asterisk and yr it reads 69. Anyone know?

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    Probably the year first registered in California. Do you have the Kardex of who it was first sold to and where? Maybe it spent some time in Germany first.
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    I know that the car started out in Germany. It makes sense because it is registered (somehow) as a 67 when it is an early 65. How would that happen? Any ideas?

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    Iscottb88: Back in the day the DMV was a lot more casual. I suspect a DMV clerk was handed a pile of German paperwork, along with the rest and stuck in what looked right at the time. It wasn't uncommon to see the incorrect years. You can do a notice of correction [I think that's what they used to call it] if it matters to you. Depending upon your local DMV office/personnel it can be simple.. or not so simple. Today I never know what to expect from them.

    Way back I had a '54 Speedster. The DMV papers showed it as a '55 and it was registered via the engine number, not the VIN! It had a '61 Super engine. So the paperwork bordered on meaningless but when I finally sold it that was still how it was registered. In later years I had a '55 Speedster that the stupid owner didn't know where the VIN was and ended up with an inept CHP inspector doing an Assigned VIN on the car. I expected it to be a simple thing to correct with the DMV but the DMV required that I see the CHP. As it turned out, the CHP refused to change it. The pristine original and untouched in any way VIN plate and stamp were clearly evident [but on old 356s the plate it nearly hidden between the gas tank and side bulkhead]. I could only surmise they were unwilling to admit they shouldn't have done this in the first place. In other words be prepared for a crapshoot and bring written evidence. It should be very straightforward, but it's our DMV.

    Honestly, if you have the old CA title in that "Pink Slip" form, I would enjoy having that old document and consider their error as a quaint part of the ownership experience. If it's import to have correct: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/handbo...ription-error/

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