Why does the VIN on the car not match the VIN on the title?

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Asked by Dec 01, 2013 at 11:20 AM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: General

I have a 1963 thunderbird and the
number on the title doesn't match the
VIN on the car. The VIN on the title
corresponds to info in the registry. Am I
missing something? I also have a bill of
sale from the lady I got it from. Is that
enough to do a lost title from the DMV if
two out of the three numbers match but
not the VIN on the car?

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Wrong title for car or someone has messed with the vin on the car. DMV can be very picky about VIN matching the title and visa versa. It might be a good idea to take the person that sold you the car down to DMV to help with title recovery.

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This is not a good problem to have. Your local DMV can run both VIN numbers but don't be surprised if one should come back to you as a stolen car, especially a classic 63 T-Bird. These VINs could have been mixed up in a restoration project but tread carefully. Hopefully someone has made an honest mistake. You don't mention if the numbers are possibly a type-O or completely totally off. mike

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www.vindecoder.net ...go there and run both of them see what you come up with ..it's free. At some point in time the DMV in every State stopped using 0 letter and 0 number and Q...I don't recall exactly when that began but it was after 1963

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