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Old 08-12-2003, 08:29 PM
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Got a problem i bought a 65 chevy a couple years ago that did have a title but needed to be restored.Now that i just finished restoring i can't find the title and it is not registered in my name.Does anyone know how i can get a title.

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Old 08-12-2003, 08:40 PM
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You do NOT list the state you are in so this may not work.........but it does in my state........


1) Go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (where the title papers are issued) and have them run the VIN on their records. It will tell you who the Chevy is registered to and then they (the previous owners) can write you a bill of sale.

2) you can get a Magistrate title. The Vehicle was abandoned on your property for _______ years.


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Old 08-12-2003, 08:42 PM
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If you know the person you bought it from you could see if they would go to the DMV and apply for a copy then you would have to have it transfered to you. You would probably have to pay for the person to get a replacement title so It'll cost ya. Hope you find it.
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Old 08-12-2003, 10:32 PM
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I hope that your luck doesn't turn out like mine did on that 5.0 Mustang that I had.It came from California and it had OFFICIAL California DMV papers,which was an Application For Title.I took it to the local DMV and they nearly laughed me outta there.They said that they needed the EXACT California title to the car.I talked to her,the county clerk,EVERYONE..and I could never get them to run the VIN just to see if it had a clear history,(which it did).I ended up calling Nashville and talked to someone who ran the VIN and said that I shouldn't have any problems getting it changed.Just fill out the paperwork.Of course after that,I sold it.

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Old 08-12-2003, 10:36 PM
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The state is missouri and i do have the persons name and a hand wrote bill of sale with signature.I tried to get ahold of the guy but he is no longer around this area anymore.
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Call your County Clerk or DMV and ask 'em about it.I don't believe that it will be that hard if you have that.Good Luck !

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Old 08-12-2003, 10:48 PM
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http://www.broadwaytitle.com/pricing.htm

check this web site out, I have used them a few times w/o any problems..joe
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If you have a bill of sale, you should be able to get a duplicate title or you may be able to get a BONDED TITLE.
The MVD will confirm that the vehicle hasn't been reported stolen and you pay a fee for the special title. Check with your MVD investigations section for information on this procedure. Some states have the State Police perform the function. If you have the owners name, the MVD will have a manner in which to locate the registered owner and determine the statis of the vehicle.
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I called the dmv back today and told her i could not find the guy.She said that their is another way and that way is threw a judge.She said that their will be a police check to find out if the car is stolen first.Has anyone ever heard of this way before?
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States vary in their procedures on how to handle such a matter. Maybe the MVD person is suggesting that you file a civil lawsuit? I'm not sure. Or maybe, this is an administrative procedure that is required by statute in your state. Either way, if it accomplishes what you want, check into it and get it clarified.
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It is an administrative procedure, it happens in Kansas all the time on early GM cars as the VIN was the engine number up until the early 1950's, but you have to hire an attorney to do it and it can cost 500.00 or more. A real Pain In The A**. I would suggest trying to find the guy by doing a people search on yahoo, if you can just get an application for a lost title and have him sign it and get it nortorized to verify his signiture and a limited power of attorney that allows you to apply for the lost title for him, then he would then have to sign the title again. The best option is to find the title if at all possible.
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if you cant get one w/o a lot of hassle, like I said I have used these guys a few times


http://www.broadwaytitle.com/pricing.htm
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(Domestic exc. Corvette) $139.00 <~~~~this is what it would cost you .....joe
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I agree with Joe. They are very user friendly. We got one through a car in the shop. Bill was $165 and you are legal.
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Car but no Title

I bought a 65 Chevelle from a guy, his parts car. He assured me he would get the title, seems a bank had it as collateral on a big loan. One year later and still no title, so the guy I bought the Chevelle from threatens to get a lawyer and the title magically appears!! Not your case but made me wonder if I would be looking for a title elsewhere?? I never touched the car, parked it in storage and waited to get my paper. What kind of Chevelle did you get a Malibu, SS or 300 series?? Mine is a 300 2dr post sedan, painless wiring, stock gages, Mitsubishi front seats and custom rear seat, tubed and back halved,4 link suspension, Ford 9" rear end, full cage, lightened front fenders and trunk lid, 31X18X15" rear wheels and tires and skinny front wheels and tires. The guy I got the car from wanted the drive train, 427bbc and turbo 400 trans.

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i have almost the same problem. I traded a computer for an old truck and never got the title, because "it was lost". Now that I have done all the work to the truck he found the title (suprise) and wants it back
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