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Titled wrong year?

Jaybr

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Just got the Marti report back on what I thought was my 74' bronco and it was built in April 73. My assumption is being built that early in the year it's actually a 73?

Title says 74

Is this anything I should worry about or just leave things well enough alone?

The VIN on the frame, glove box, and title all match.
 
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August 72' through July 73' are the production months for a 73' model so yes yours is a 73' model. 74' builds would have started in August 73'
 

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Inquire at the local DMV office. Typos on titles (especially old ones) happens fairly often. Before this stuff was collectable nobody generally cared. All it is going to be is a paperwork issue. With title and frame matching VINS, you are good. Vin shows it is a '73, so easy to show the title is a typo. When you hit the DMV, look for the oldest lady at the counter. They will have seen this before. The cute young one will have not seen this before and will be a lot more work.
 

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in 1974 there was the gas war going on a lot of 73 and 74 were sold late. they were registered the year they were sold not the year they were made. so a 1973 was made in 1973 and sold in 1974 was registered the year it was sold. no one wanted to buy a gas hog.
 
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in 1974 there was the gas war going on a lot of 73 and 74 were sold late. they were registered the year they were sold not the year they were made. so a 1973 was made in 1973 and sold in 1974 was registered the year it was sold. no one wanted to buy a gas hog.
it was sold in June of 73
 
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Jaybr

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Inquire at the local DMV office. Typos on titles (especially old ones) happens fairly often. Before this stuff was collectable nobody generally cared. All it is going to be is a paperwork issue. With title and frame matching VINS, you are good. Vin shows it is a '73, so easy to show the title is a typo. When you hit the DMV, look for the oldest lady at the counter. They will have seen this before. The cute young one will have not seen this before and will be a lot more work.
Unfortunately, our DMV is still by appointment and you get who you get.
 

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I went to the DMV recently with an old title for a 1951 chevy that the owner had the original title. So it had never been entered in the current computerized system and the lady had to do it.

When we were done she handed me my new title in my name and it read 1981 chevy.

Luckily I caught it and she just changed it in the DMV and printed me a new one that read 1951.
 

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I'm in CA, so no direct help from here.

The one thing I've done here that might apply, was to drive to a small town where their dmv doesn't have the load that we have here in the big city.

They seemed almost bored there & were willing to spend the time to resolve the issue. Here they seem so busy that their goal is to move you along instead of solving the problem.
 

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Before you open up a can of worms, make sure that your vin numbers match on the plate and frame and that these numbers match your title. Some States are more diligent than others. If your frame number is questionable or hard to read, let sleeping dogs lie. Just know that when you sell it, it may become an issue. I know that North Carolina, Florida and California look close at these issues. Can't speak for other States.
 
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Before you open up a can of worms, make sure that your vin numbers match on the plate and frame and that these numbers match your title. Some States are more diligent than others. If your frame number is questionable or hard to read, let sleeping dogs lie. Just know that when you sell it, it may become an issue. I know that North Carolina, Florida and California look close at these issues. Can't speak for other States.

All numbers match


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Before you open up a can of worms, make sure that your vin numbers match on the plate and frame and that these numbers match your title. Some States are more diligent than others. If your frame number is questionable or hard to read, let sleeping dogs lie. Just know that when you sell it, it may become an issue. I know that North Carolina, Florida and California look close at these issues. Can't speak for other States.
x2. If there's anything about the VINs not being readable or not matching what's on the title, let the sleeping dogs continue to sleep.
 
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