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I wish they took better pics, but for $750 bucks that car looks really good. Looks like theres a bunch of parts in the cab also, non oem steering wheel. I guess its so cheap because there is no title. I wonder what the story is behind this one.
 

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No title, thats why its cheap. Could be a stolen car who knows
 

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If you want to build one from scratch the way you want it, that looks like a great deal. Don't know how the no title works in California. If you could get the cops to run the vin and give you a clean bill of health, maybe they'd title it.

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We could run the vin and see who the title holder is and contact them for the title.
 

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If you want to build one from scratch the way you want it, that looks like a great deal. Don't know how the no title works in California. If you could get the cops to run the vin and give you a clean bill of health, maybe they'd title it.

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It can be a pain in the butt if the owner cannot be found, if its out of the system you can get a new title but I still wouldnt based on not knowing the history. Someone someday could show up with the orginal title and make a claim for it. No title = parts car.:yes:
 

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What would a seller try to hide by leaving the tarp on the car??? A moonroof? A meteorite penetrating through the roof, no top at all??:devil:
 

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Talked to him a couple months ago and gave me the VIN could get much info after that ....I passed but sawz all syndicate car !!??:rolleyes:
 

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Talked to him a couple months ago and gave me the VIN could get much info after that ....I passed but sawz all syndicate car !!??:rolleyes:
Jose get me the vin if you still have it I can do some research and try to contact the title holder
 

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It can be a pain in the butt if the owner cannot be found, if its out of the system you can get a new title but I still wouldnt based on not knowing the history. Someone someday could show up with the orginal title and make a claim for it. No title = parts car.:yes:
If the guy who has the car does a lein sale and you buy it, it's the same as having the title. Would be no problem with lein sale.

And I emailed himas well I would buy it tomorrow if I could get the vin and run it.
 

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Unless the original title shows up, and you cant just do a lein sale because you have no title.
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr7.htm
I may be wro g but I believe even if the title shows up you can lein sale a car for non payment of storage. Let's say I store my car at your place then don't pay you send the owner a registered letter and list it in the news paper for I think it one month. If owner doesn't pay you can sale the car. And again please correct me if I'm wrong
 

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If you have a connection to a tow service, I believe they can lien sale as long as it's in their impound yard...
 

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I may be wro g but I believe even if the title shows up you can lein sale a car for non payment of storage. Let's say I store my car at your place then don't pay you send the owner a registered letter and list it in the news paper for I think it one month. If owner doesn't pay you can sale the car. And again please correct me if I'm wrong
Yes if he was storing it, or making repairs, purchased at a storage sale or even a home. I provided a link from DMV. Both of these will require proof. Based on the ad I didnt get the feeling that either of these were the case. Looks to be a project started and stored in a guys backyard, if so then no you cant do a lien sale "legally". Not saying you couldnt fill out the paperwork and get it through. DMV is a mess but you set yourself up for big issues later. Even if the car is out of the DMV system big problems can arise down the road and the new paper trail leads back to you. Always better to know the full history or as much as you can.
 

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I have done Lein sale before you have to send a letter to current registered, previous owner, if an open transaction from one owner to the next the previous owner can take possession of car.

This sounds like a classic one ...IE: guy bought a car probably owed some balance and never got title person still retains interest in vehilce if he still has the owners pink slip....ect ect

I don't have the VIN anymore call the guy sounds like a young guy car at parents house...

Bill of sale with his CA licence on it as well as a phone snap shot would be reccomended. JM
 

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Yeah Jose I emailed him so we'll see if he gets back to me. I really wanted a 66 or 67 for my next but the price is right n this one.
 

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I'd give him $500 cash for it (if the other bucket seat is in there) and worry about the possibility of a title later.....:yes:
 
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