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Getting a lost title for a van #4810132
07/10/18 10:37 AM
07/10/18 10:37 AM
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97prizm Offline OP
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My dad has a van that hasn't been titled since 94' or 95'. He went to the dmv and they have purged the records. The vehicle doesn't run, so my parents figured they'd donate it but PBS said it's a headache without a title. It needs a vin verification
But we can't take it to the emission testing center as it doesn't run.Anyone here have trouble and a fix for this.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810141
07/10/18 10:41 AM
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I understand PBS said they need a title, but that could be just their policy. Do you need a title if you sell it privately? In CT, you don't need a title for vehicles over 20 years old, just a bill of sale. The DMV won't even give you a title if it's over 20 years old, even if you request one.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: exranger06] #4810173
07/10/18 11:00 AM
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Register it in Vermont and use that document to off it. Read about it on my blog www.benboyle.com

Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810194
07/10/18 11:14 AM
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My nephew was gifted a vehicle from an out state relative some years back where the title was lost. What a pain in arse that was and there was zero we could do. The original out of state relatives had to sort it.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810207
07/10/18 11:21 AM
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If it sounds like too much of a headache, then put it on Craigslist and sell it as is, no title, for parts. Some junk collector will show up and give you $300 for it. And it will be out of your hair.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810297
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Park it somewhere alongside the road and it will get towed away and auctioned. Towing companies can print titles with virtually no hassle.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810304
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Junkyards or a cars for cash place will take them since theyll either be parted or crushed, actually I guess both. Some will only give you 100 or so without it.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810319
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It does not need to run to get titled. Take the vin number to the DMV and go from there.


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Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810512
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1994 model year or previous can get a Maine Registration that counts as proof-of-ownership. Broadwaytitle.com.

You'd be better off having the cops removing it and impounding it, to eventually junk it.

Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: 97prizm] #4810537
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[censored] youre giving it away right? So why should you do the hassle? If they want it they can deal with it. Maybe its just me but when Im giving something away I dont go very far out of my way to make it happen.

Re: Getting a lost title for a van [Re: Driz] #4810627
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Originally Posted By: Driz
[censored] youre giving it away right? So why should you do the hassle? If they want it they can deal with it. Maybe its just me but when Im giving something away I dont go very far out of my way to make it happen.


Exactly. If you want to help PBS, sell it to the "we buy junk cars" guy and give PBS half the money. Everyone wins. PBS will get some money, you'll get a little money and the junk man makes a little money.


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