The Young One
Here is an interesting video I came across. I don’t have a title for my car so I wonder if it would work since I live in Indiana.
I wonder if it would work in all states or just certain states. For Indiana my grandpa had to go to court and do all this stuff to get a title for his 1966 mg midget. I was going to have to do the same thing but I may not have to if this way really does work.This sounds like a solution to a problem a lot of us have faced. One of the first questions I've had during considering an old car purchase in California was if the seller had a title in hand. If not, I wasn't interested. With this method, you don't even have to go to the DMV office in Vermont. I would first check to make sure that you can get a cop to come out and verify the VIN. I don't think California police officers will come out and do that anymore.
I think the main point of the Vermont Loophole Method is that if you buy a junker without a title, you can still get a DIY title by mail. There is no VIN check for cars over 15 years old. If you pay Vermont 6% for a $200 POS and the $76 Vermont registration fee, for $88 and a postage stamp you'll get a title. But, I see a problem with my math because if you search NADA values ...So the two complications are:
1....classic/collectable car guys do not want a replacement title, they usually want the ORIGINAL title or a current title with a confirmed history of all registrations prior to that. If the trail of ownership has a brief time of registration in a Bill of Sale state, then it can be taken as a red flag that something is fishy, even if it is not. It's similar for replacement, salvage, or rebuilt titles.
2...the worst thing....if you have a valuable or collectable car, do not post your VIN ANYWHERE! Even be wary of buyers that come and see but don't buy. There is a scam where they get the VIN number and make a phony Bill of Sale from you and then use a Bill of Sale state to do the paperwork shuffle, then get a new title in their name and proceed to accuse you of having 'their' car. They will have a bunch of phony documents showing you advertised your car for sale, they bought it and you won't release the car.
What made it different was the absurdity of New Jersey's law that differentiated between "hot rods" and "sports cars". I could have built a T-Bucket using the same engine as my Factory Five (1989 Mustang 5.0) and I would not have had to worry about meeting any emissions test. Yet the sports car set is required to meet the emissions standard for th year in which the engine is built. How absurd is that?Hemmings used to have ads for title services that would get a title for almost any old car. The services are still around and it's just a paperwork shuffle thru a Bill of Sale state. Probably still are many of these services around. I believe most of the reputable companies would run a vin check to see if it was stolen.
Michael's Daytona coupe is a whole different ball of carwax as it was a brand new build. The title services only worked for old cars, because in the Bill of Sale states they did have titles for cars 25 years or newer.
What did you end up having to do to the exhausts?What made it different was the absurdity of New Jersey's law that differentiated between "hot rods" and "sports cars". I could have built a T-Bucket using the same engine as my Factory Five (1989 Mustang 5.0) and I would not have had to worry about meeting any emissions test. Yet the sports car set is required to meet the emissions standard for th year in which the engine is built. How absurd is that?
I would have been quite happy to go through the time and expense of the state's build inspection. It is always good to have a second set of eyes, especially someone with some experience, looking over the work. I could have dealt with most of the obvious defects (for instance, the headlamps are not DOT-approved, most likely because they are covered). But the emissions thing was insurmountable, as there simply was no way to install the necessary equipment with those side pipes. Had I failed the build inspection, the car could never be registered anywhere because NJ would have had a record of the failure attached to the manufacturer's certificate of origin number and the VIN number that I assigned to the car. It is a hell of a world that we have created...
Would someone be so kind as to tell me how Shelby American gets away with its "continuation series"?