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Old 01-25-2008, 01:22 AM
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corvette import to the nethelands

hi all
i have been thinking to buy a ltc corvette c4 in Florida
because my shipper lives there also a dutch man.

now i come along allot of ads and some say no title or only bill off sale or rebuild title what does this mean?

i need a title to registrate the car here i the Netherlands or a bill off sale
i think

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Old 01-25-2008, 04:47 AM
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That means that you have to run a lost title search or apply for a re-build title here in the state where you purchased the car. You will have to do this and get a proper title in your name before you ship the car to Holland. Check with the DMV in the state where you are going to purchase the car and find out what you need to do before you buy the car.
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....i need a title to registrate the car here i the Netherlands or a bill off sale
i think

thanks
Also find out what you need in the Netherlands to registrate the car and make sure you have what is needed before you purchase a car.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:40 AM
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hi all
i have been thinking to buy a ltc corvette c4 in Florida
because my shipper lives there also a dutch man.

now i come along allot of ads and some say no title or only bill off sale or rebuild title what does this mean?

i need a title to registrate the car here i the Netherlands or a bill off sale
i think

thanks
The car may have been flood damaged and totaled by the insurance company, leaving a salvage title. Be careful. Dan
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:31 AM
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corvette......

Hi,i live in north Florida. IF,the car doesnt have a title,IT MIGHT BE STOLEN.those cars are stolen every day here in florida (especially miami)and if its stolen,when it goes to the port,theres a good chance the police will spot that car,then,youre out the money and the car.and without a title,youre going to have big problems trying to register it...pass on that car.
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Don't know where you're finding vettes with no title, but I would run from them like they were on fire cause they are probably hot enough to be so. There are thousands of Corvettes for sale with clean titles. Buy one of them. Any cvar dealer in the country can help you out.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:57 PM
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thanks for all the replay's

well i want to buy 1 with a title
but wanted to know what it means because
you come across a few with no title or damage or halve title and name it .

my shipper would check it out for me www.paulexports.com or find 1
for me with a safe title.
there are also a few guys from the Florida corvette club who want to
check the car for me.

thanks i will run away from cars with no title
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A lot of southern states will not issue a title for cars in the early 70's or before. I have four cars now with no titles but all registered with the state.
If you buy a car from one of these states all you have to do is make sure the car has a current registration and have what they call a "bill of sale" with a "Medallion notary" not a regular notary but a "medallion", done by any bank that knows you, as a medallion is a financial guarantee.

I have sold two old vetes overseas with out titles one to the Bahamas and one to Saudi Arabia this way and nether had a problem.
Also shipped two older Mercedes Saudi Arabia the same way.

Check with your DMV but if registration is current, car is not stolen.

Also check the tax penalty for you country as Bahamas, it was 40 or 50% of value of car.
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A lot of southern states will not issue a title for cars in the early 70's or before. I have four cars now with no titles but all registered with the state.
If you buy a car from one of these states all you have to do is make sure the car has a current registration and have what they call a "bill of sale" with a "Medallion notary" not a regular notary but a "medallion", done by any bank that knows you, as a medallion is a financial guarantee.

I have sold two old vetes overseas with out titles one to the Bahamas and one to Saudi Arabia this way and nether had a problem.
Also shipped two older Mercedes Saudi Arabia the same way.

Check with your DMV but if registration is current, car is not stolen.

Also check the tax penalty for you country as Bahamas, it was 40 or 50% of value of car.
OUCH! Thanks for that information.
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i need to pay 10% import tax over car price and shipping
and over that total amount i need to pay the normal 19% tax

thanks for that info
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A couple of things.

I was not real clear in my writings, nothing new for me.

What you want:
A signed "Current title" or "registration form".
A bill of sale listing all info of car, serial number etc and it should be supplied with a "Medallion Notary"
Photo copy of his drivers license.
Also save a copy of his ad where you first saw the car.
If he has any problems giving you any of these items, tell him to stick it.

The other thing is once he signs everything over his insurance is now, no good. So you need to insure the car first so it is covered in shipping, some insurance companies will cover you, others want a separate "inland-marine" policy for the trip.

It is an easy task for the seller but can be a PIA for the buyer.

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On driver license, OK for him to hide birth date.

Make sure registration or title name matches the drivers license, don't buy no stories he is selling vette for mother in law, he is trying to jump titles and you want no part of it.

Would not be a bad idea to sign up for car Fax, it is cheap and by running the Vin Number you will know the history of car real quick.
Sign up for the one that lets you run unlimited searches for thirty days.
$40-60, not sure but cheap insurance.

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interesting read. but, why won't they issue titles for older cars ?
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interesting read. but, why won't they issue titles for older cars ?
Good question, a number of states will not and best answer I can get along with a few other guys that sell a number of cars is cost and capacity, so they say.
The one vette has the original title when new sold in GA, I bought car from original owner and have the title but the state will not take it, so all I have is
a registration and a title signed over to me that is really useless in this state.
I think in GA, 1977 and prior is what they will not issue a title for.
The 57 bird I bought in 92 is same deal I have an AL title signed but it sets in my desk.

It has never really been a problem, either through Barrett or any of the other auctions but you will get a guy call once in a while and it scares them off, usually from a northern state where this is unheard of.
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interesting. true, i have never heard of it.

so. an original title = many owners = many names on the title ? sounds like a mess. and the ruining of a perhaps valueable document.
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interesting. true, i have never heard of it.

so. an original title = many owners = many names on the title ? sounds like a mess. and the ruining of a perhaps valuable document.
Not really, T-bird was sold by pilot in TN to Pilot in AL, so he signed title to guy in AL and of course AL would not process title.
So I bought the car, all he could do was give me title assigned to him, my name is not on it at all but don't really need it as car is registered every year and if i sold it all I would do is transfer the registration and hand the buyer the title with the AL guys name on it.

The one vette, guy bought new and paid cash so I have the original title and it is assigned to me and that and 50 cents will get me a cup of coffee but car is registered and plated even though not driven.

Also, I have sold many cars with no title to other states and it is not a problem taking registration signed over with a bill of sale to DMV to get signed over.
Only problem ever had was a 57 gullwing sold to guy in Ohio and I signed the registration wrong, so had to drive up and sign a statement at the DMV, could have done by mail but guy that bought car was having a panic attack so figured in two days I can have done the right way.

Other Vette, I bought from a friend in FL and no title at all and other two is same way as all southern cars, don't want rusted fiberglass, you know. LOL

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