FWIW I have seen other European “titles” or VO5’s, registration papers where the date syntax 01/01/XX has been used when the original first registration date has been lost. In some cases they have used the opposite, latest possible date when the year is known, i. e. 31/12/XX. But not uncommon to see on old cars a first registration date of 01/01/65 when the officials have known it was registered in 1965. After all they had to put some data into the system in order to be able to reissue a registration. (ACI/PRAO/VO5, etc.) I have seen cars that were made in 1950 with an US title saying the car was a “1946”. The local office would believe it and register as such if no-one wanted to find out the truth. I am sure all the registration offices in Italy, Finland, France and Germany were all closed on New Years Day 1965 just like every other year on that Holiday. That’s all, thank you gentlemen.