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Old 09-24-2008, 09:31 PM
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need title for my galaxie

hi guys, i got a big problum. i went to dmv today & they told me my title is no good. the last number of the vin is two numbers off. i need a new title, if any can HELP me. please let me know. i no in the hotrod world there are a lot of cars bought with no title, so i thought this is the best place to go!!!!!!! thanks alot jim P.S. i got 6000 in my galaxie, im sick.

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Advertising, (either to buy or sell), is not allowed on the forums, and using a title that does not match the numbers on the car so you can register it is illegal.


You need to go back to the person who sold you the car and get the proper title. Or call your local highway patrol and explain your problem, they might be able to help...just 2 numbers off could be a typo, and a title search might straighten things out..

In Ca, the Highway patrol keeps records back for at least 15 years, which is 8 more than the DMV keeps cars on the books...

If no title is available, take your parts that you bought and have receipts for, off the car, and report the seller to the authorities...Selling a car without proper title is illegal as well.


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I would agree that you need to be certain to "do it by the book" as PowerRods Mike has suggested. Somewhere down the line someone probably just made a typo. I had that exact thing (although only 1 digit different) with VIN on pickuptruck {'91- F150} different from the existing Illinois title, -which I was retitling in Alabama upon first having moved here. Luckily for me, the local probate court here was able to get DMV-Montgomery to correct it.
If state agencies seem to put the burden back upon you to prove where the error occurred, and HOPEFULLY they won't, then you might also look into using a bonded title company such as "Broadway Title".
(I'm waiting for a title on '82 Honda CB650 m/c since last January as re-issuance from the last registered owner, and may end up having to call upon Broadway myself.)
I've never had to use such a type of service in the past, but I'm certain if you search the KB on here you can probably dig up some relevant info. If you find a path to resolution, be sure to update this posting with what the solution was, for others to have this information available for reference. Also; I'm sure this post/thread will grow with additional input that may help. Anyways...Good Luck with it. -Jim
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If it's not just a simple typo or something, see if you can find a Justice of the Peace, if they have them in your state. Usually found in more rural areas, they function something like a judge, only less formal. In Louisiana, a JP can award you a title for an untitled car, depending on certain circumstances (how long it's been abandoned or in your possession, if it's not stolen, etc.) and the value of the car.
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Here, you can get a title for an abandoned car, by

#1 go to a sheriff and have the VIN run to see if it is listed currently titled or listed as stolen nationally,

if ok the sheriff office will give you an affidavit that it is not stolen/ and the name of the last owner of record..

#2 If it is listed as titled, contact the owner of record. If not contactable, you can follow procedures to obtain the title on the "abandoned" car as outlined at your DMV.

BTW, title any purchase immediately, and
NEVER put a dime of repairs into a car until you have the title in your name.

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Here, you can get a title for an abandoned car, by

#1 go to a sheriff and have the VIN run to see if it is listed currently titled or listed as stolen nationally,

if ok the sheriff office will give you an affidavit that it is not stolen/ and the name of the last owner of record..

#2 If it is listed as titled, contact the owner of record. If not contactable, you can follow procedures to obtain the title on the "abandoned" car as outlined at your DMV.

BTW, title any purchase immediately, and
NEVER put a dime of repairs into a car until you have the title in your name.
This advice also applies to Michigan.

Michigan uses a two stage system for abandoned and lost titles if it is not road worthy as it is.
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I would try to back track the owners to maybe get lucky and find a previous owner that might still have some paper with the correct ID. Longshot, buy worth a try.


Some states are cracking down on purchased titles and I sure would not try buying one.

Most states have different statutes on titles. My state is one that will NEVER issue a new title unless an old one is presented, or, a prior title number is presented that they can research. We can register older cars without titles here, but we cannot get our state to issue a title even if we then sell the car to a state that needs a title.
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