State Finds More Than 900 Vehicles Misclassified As Antiques

State investigators say they've found nearly 1,000 vehicles that may have been misclassified as antiques in North Carolina.

That special designation can save owners hundreds of dollars in taxes -- and make the vehicle more valuable.

Officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles began investigating title files amid allegations that former department Commissioner George Tatum helped a friend get a vintage title for a replica 1937 Ford truck.

Tatum resigned in July and called for a review of his agency's procedures for vintage vehicle titles before leaving office.

DMV records show that Tatum's assistant sent an e-mail to staff indicating that Robert Kinlaw needed help getting an antique title for his truck.

Tatum has denied helping Kinlaw.