[ROVERNET - UK] Unique P6s for sale ! ex-works rally, convertible

rweasel at gmail.com rweasel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 00:07:45 GMT 2006

I know one of the old MG K type racers went back through the factory,
got a new body, and the frame was renumbered.  What do you make of

A bit extreme, but the base unit is only another part, like a spark
plug.  If that's substantially all that's changed, and the rest of the
intimate bits are from the original car, I think it's about as close
to the original as you have any hope of getting.  It wouldn't bother
me.  If the jacked up the VIN number and drove another car under it,
that's a different story.

On 3/1/06, Glen Wilson <glenwilson at cavtel.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 08:43 -0500, rweasel at gmail.com wrote:
> >  A rather grotesque extension of tis is one of
> > the factory MGCGT racers, where that was done, but someone snapped up
> > the clapped out bits and restored them, so there are 2 examples of the
> > same car.
> >
> In a reasonable (if not perfect) world, only one car can have the legal
> right to any given vehicle identification number (VIN). Forget about the
> license plate number. I would think that the VIN would stay with a P6
> base unit unless someone does something dodgey. A P6 base unit IS the
> car. Now, in a body-on-frame situation like a P4 or it's close relative
> the Lotus Elan, the body may be the car and the frame is just a major
> component. But if you took all of the seats, instrument panel,
> suspension bits and engine off of a P6, threw them in a pile without a
> base unit and tried to make the case that you had an automobile there,
> it might be a difficult argument to make.
> Glen
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