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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 03:36 AM

Nebraskan restores Model A, finds out it can't be licensed

WAHOO All Lane Nelson wants is a $14 certificate of title for a restored Model A, a car that's been in his family since 1930.

But instead, he's gotten an unsuccessful trip through state bureaucracy, even after taking his case to the state's top official, Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Nelson hasn't yet given up, and is now looking at getting state laws changed so that rebuilt cars can be legally driven.

But his months of work have turned up zippo so far.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/nebraskan-restores-model-a-finds-out-it-can-t-be/article_39e27d76-612d-536d-b230-174bf148417a.html
(Lincoln Journal Star)

Cross-posted in the Nebraska Group.


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 03:56 AM

1. Some states have rules for a restored or rebuilt car to be registered after a special inspection...

and certification.

This poor guy got some really bad advice.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 06:27 AM

3. Yeah Va has antique status (20 years) and if here he could probably just use a "Farm Use" plate

I didn't know this until recently but antique cars are now to be driven sporadically and for putting it through its paces type thing. I had thought it was just a unique status that helped you avoid annual inspections. They do have to have working blinkers and brake lights which I'm sure purists don't like.

Hope this guy finds some sort of loophole or gets some assistance from someone with authority.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 04:28 AM

2. My brother drives the car he built from scratch from a kit, but he lives in Arizona. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:06 AM

4. I stopped at a Stop Sign right behind a Model A a couple of weeks ago

I'm in New York and we have a lot of car shows around here. And I used to work with a guy whose Dad restored cars. He had a Model A that I used to see on the road near my house and I liked it so much that my coworker brought me a photo.

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