Caught in red tape.
The MVD just wouldn't accept the VIN number M28T7V5572
as it is stated in both the( Illinois ) title from the previous owner and
the ( Illinois ) title from the previous-previous owner
( I have a copy of that )
simply on the grounds that it should be a 'regular'
VIN ( with that long number of digits used today )
The rather impolite lady at the MVD required us to visit the State Police (!)
who wold have to make inquiries to Illinois and
run some checks.
We still don't know yet if we can make an appointment with them
within the next couple of days. They apparently are hard to reach.
This is REALLY strange as we have been told that such an old
vehicle does NOT require a 'modern' VIN
and indeed checking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
( who implemented the rule ) website, CLICK
it is clearly stated that the 'modern' VIN wasn't required till 1981
and my ARGOSY is from 1977