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What is a reconstructed title?

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A reconstructed title is a title that is labeled "reconstructed" and is issued for reconstructed cars. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, a reconstructed car is any car that has been altered from its original construction through the removal, addition or substitution of new or used essential parts.

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According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, a reconstructed title is issued for a car that has a body that primarily resembles a particular year, make or model of a car that has been produced by an automobile manufacturer. A reconstructed vehicle is also a motor truck that has been rebuilt using a component kit that the manufacturer of the kit assigns a vehicle identification number and provides a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin for the kit. If a car is rebuilt by the manufacturer, it is not a reconstructed car.

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