I ask this question, what is the decent thing to do?
There can be a number of reasons this has been done, the worst being it's stolen and been rebirthed. If that's the case it rightfully belongs to someone else and you need to do what's right and let the RTA and police know.
How would any of you feel if your Rotary got stolen and was never recovered. The car was still out there in someone else's possession with different plates on it?
There may be a good explanation for this
Maybe it had something to do with making it a series 3 or maybe it was a series 3 and someone nabbed the number for less sinister reasons so they could have a series 3
either way- i bet this is why
if its currently sold to you as a series 3 - id say thats it.
Fark that-What a hassle-
- he already has done the right thing- pay for a car
If it flares up now i bet any money that the following happens-
Takes ages and ages and ages
No result and no way to track it
Ordered to get chassey re- stamped
Far out- this is a huge wakeup call
-I reckon the bare shell to rta was about right- unless you do the check- its clear and then stamp it.
Have you attempted to contact previous owner-
Did it come with reg? Are you sure it was cut?
Plenty of cars have no stamp and it slips bye...
they send you down to get it stamped with an order form.