Originally Posted by 30-284
Thats what got Boyd Coddington in to trouble with the state, Old plates and everything else new.
Great reference! TY!!
"In his later days he began registering cars that were essentially completely custom fabrications as antique automobiles
, avoiding major emissions restrictions
liabilities. California officials considered this a "Ship of Theseus
" fraud, claiming that so many central elements were replaced the cars ceased to be the same entity. Coddington was charged with a misdemeanor and pleaded guilty on April 7, 2005" - wikipedia, Boyd Coddington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My question then becomes, how much of the original car and/or what parts need to remain in place to define a the vehicle as a restoration vs a custom? And can I later replace those older parts with new one's without violating the registration?
Thanks for the feedback. The DMV website doesn't help much and I'm leary to call the DMV because I'm sure everytime I call, if I get through, I'll get a different answer everytime.