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Chevrolet Impala SS: I have a 61 chevy impala that I am trying

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I have a 61 chevy impala that I am trying to get the title for. It was given to me and the owner passed away before e could get it. I have located the vin number on the fire wall and there are only 12 numbers...the forms are asking for 17 .....How can I get a title for this car..it was pulled out of the woods..
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

The 12 digit VIN, regardless of what the forms are asking for, is what was used on vehicles of that age. You fill out the 12 digits and when they see the year on the vehicle they will know that it is the correct number of digits for a VIN from that vehicle year. You are also going to have to attach proof that it was given to you by the owner (such as a gift letter or bill of sale). If you do not have such documentation, you will need to locate a family member to get a duplicate title and sign the vehicle over to you or you have to file a petition in court to quiet the title to the vehicle and provide proof it was given to you in the court.




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