Ok, I admit this is sort of a nonsensical question. But there may be some practical implications with the DMV. I got to thinking about it after reading a blurb on the ancient philosophical puzzle called “The Ship of Theseus”. That puzzle goes: If every part of a ship is replaced over the course of time, does it still remain the same ship?
So say – over the course of many decades – every single part of a car was replaced. Something like this could happen I suppose, like if was a collector car and worth a lot of money or had sentimental value to the owner. The engine, transmission, chassis, body, wiring harness, eventually everything could all get replaced. After replacing every single part, would it be the same car? Would the DMV consider it to be the same car? Or would it have to be re-registered as a different car?