Chassis tag

bajaxp

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I found this chassis tag on a vintage buggy and want to know more about it and how to research it. Ideas and/or opinions?
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Chris_Wilson

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That's a special construction tag. Assigned by CHP.
 

Chris_Wilson

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I doubt it. CHP is going to have records but getting them to share is unlikely.
 

Bro_Gill

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That is the assigned VIN tag put on by CHP. Ca. DMV should have a record of it if it was registered in the last few years. Did the car include the green sticker 'plate? Pic of the chassis and maybe we can help too.
 

bajaxp

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Thanks for the info. The car has been out of state for a while, so I doubt it has a current CA ORV registration. Hoping to work some angles to see if someone can run the numbers on this plate to find out something about it. Any help would be appreciated. Detective work!
 

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In the system or not that plate will save you time/effort going forward.
 

bajaxp

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In the system or not that plate will save you time/effort going forward.
Thanks, and I agree. I am just trying to see if it might help me determine the history of the car. Any police officers here on the vintage page, or insurance brokers, DMV workers, auto dealers...etc?
 

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The CHP just issues the tag for VINs. In this case it was for a special construction vehicle. There will be no year. The DMV then will issue a registration, either plated or OHV. There won't be real information on the vehicle, and if it has been out of the system for quite awhile, there will be no records for who it was last registered too.
 

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The CHP just issues the tag for VINs. In this case it was for a special construction vehicle. There will be no year. The DMV then will issue a registration, either plated or OHV. There won't be real information on the vehicle, and if it has been out of the system for quite awhile, there will be no records for who it was last registered too.
Yup...that is exactly what I found out through a friend who has DMV and police contacts. They only keep records for 10 years.
 
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