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Old 04-29-2007, 09:33 PM
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classic car title by mail

a friend of mine has bought 3 classic cars, a 62 & 63 chevy impala and 53 chevy. he has no titles, he heard about how you could call a place and give them the serial number and they will check it for the next 30 days and i guess if not stolen or the bank doesn't own it they will send you a title through the mail. anyone heard of this?

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Someone is all mixed up here..Your state has what we call impound laws where the car is placed in impound then the sheriff comes around and checks the vin on the car and then we send off for the paperwork. When the paperwork comes back we then can send the car to auction or sale.

Every State has about the same sort of procedure so check with your local DMV or if you know someone who has a tow company or wrecking yard that does this they might tell you what to do..

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Just google "car title companies" and it'll give you several. Basically you "sell" your car to them and they do a retitle after doing a search to make sure it's not stolen, has a lien on it, belongs to someone else; and then sell it back to you with "good" paperwork. This originates in states that don't require titles on older cars.
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This varies widely by the state you reside in. In Iowa there is a "lost title" proceedure that basically involves the seller of the car filling out an affadavid that says they have owned the car for "x" number of years and that the title is lost. The DMV does a title search by VIN and if it comes up clean they issue a duplicate title, problem solved. Check with your DMV, starting with "I'm looking at buying this car with no title, here is the VIN, is it clean??" They will be able to tell you the procedure.
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Just google "car title companies" and it'll give you several. Basically you "sell" your car to them and they do a retitle after doing a search to make sure it's not stolen, has a lien on it, belongs to someone else; and then sell it back to you with "good" paperwork. This originates in states that don't require titles on older cars.
Although purchasing a title through these companies isn't "illegal" it skirts the law and several states, and Ohio is one of them, have caught on to this and won't accept titles purchased through these companies.

Your best bet is to check with the Ohio DMV. Each state has procedures for titling vehicles that don't for some reason currently have a title. It's not a big deal and only requires a bit of paperwork. Those "Title" companies will charge you hundreds and it won't be accepted in Ohio (and several other states I might add). Go through your DMV its the ONLY fool proof way to do it.
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Every State has licensed and bonded Title Companies which can be miracle workers in gettin screwed up paperwork, or NO paperwork problems handled for not alot of money.
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Doc here,

Check and see if your DMV doesn't have "Lost Title" provisions. If so, all you need Is a written statement and/or Bill of sale from the seller..(provided he actually owned and registered it) and his name appears on the last owner of record on the master file.

One paper, about 15 to 20 Fazools extra, and your done with it.

California does it all the time.

And probably a lot less than some "Shady" title company can offer, Plus you know it's right by regulation, nothing to bite you in the arse later on.

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Car Registrations

Found this site which has a good overview of what is needed to register and title cars in each state..Looks straight forward to do it right in most states to me.

http://www.dmv.org/

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http://www.broadwaytitle.com/ - i have used this company several times over the years and have had great results and never a problem transfering their paperwork to my state and getting a title -- hope this helps
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Sam, thanks for posting the link. Since I have lived and registered vehicles in several states, I am not afraid to tackle the problem anytime I need to. I did go to the NC site to see what is required and sure enough, they are as suspected: written to ensure "they" get their fees and tax dollars. I have vehicles that I have owned for many years and have registered/titled them in many states, including NC. All have been completely reworked and put back in service. Technically, I should have had them retitled but it will not happen in my life time!! I'm just tired of all the "taxation without representation" that we live with every day!!

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don't send away for a title, at least in Ohio.a friend in tiffin bought a title from one of those services and ended up having a visit from the Ohio state highway patrol.scared him to death.he had to come clean as to where the title came from,and it was confiscated.it was either that or the highway patrol was going to impound the car and parts that he did not have receipts for.they tracked him down because he tried to transfer the title to an Ohio title and it threw up a red flag because of the state the title came from. good luck
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