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Car Restorers, Threatened with Jailtime, Get Help From SEMA and Barrett-Jackson

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In 2017, a classic car enthusiast bought his dream car in Indiana, a 1959 Corvette convertible with a hard top. When he tried to register his new car in his home state of Kansas, the Kansas Highway Patrol seized it as "contraband."

Under Kansas law, police are supposed to seize any car whose vehicle identification number (VIN) "has been destroyed, removed, altered or defaced." Such "contraband" vehicles "shall be destroyed."

There is no exception.      READ ON:



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The "if the removal and reinstallation are reasonably necessary for repair or restoration" allowance has been part of the FEDERAL law for years. The problem is state laws that are written by clueless lawmakers.

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