Re: [DML] Title Search
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Re: [DML] Title Search



What you REALLY have to be careful on is when a Title goes through 
different states... it can be "Washed Clean" by that I mean a Title 
that was certified Salvage or a Rebuilt(from Salvage) title can be 
Washed clean as it passes from one state to another state,so just 
because a Title is "clean" that is presented to you on purchase of 
the car Does NOT mean the car was not a Salvage or Rebuilt from 
salvage car at one time,and if it was Salvage or Rebuilt BEFORE the 
Dawn of using Computers(as with the Delorean)for record keeping,it 
may never show up on any site that keeps such records,such as carfax.
 A car such as the delorean,with it's major use being in the 1980's 
would not show the higher mileage,since "back then" it would have 
been easy to "change" the mileage to reflect whatever you wanted it 
to be.Since of course the car was still new and did NOT show it's  
telltail age wear,as it would today(sun bleached interior/rotted 
frame/worn out/cracked rubber/plastic pieces/flakey wheel paint etc) 
 With a Delorean today as with old Muscle cars of yesterday..you 
really cannot tell it's past history,unless FULL paperwork is given 
with the car detailing it's FULL past history from year one.Soo when 
buying a Used Delorean,it is imperative that NOT only is a FULL 
physcial checkup is done to the car for it's past Damage and or 
repairs,but the same MUST be done with it's paperwork history..and 
NOT just for the the last "few years" but from Day one of it's BUILD 
DATE...And that would not include any damage done from normal factory 
defects,that caused melting or overheating or stress cracks or rot(on 
the frame)so your work is cut out for the typical Delorean 
buyer..who "sees" perfect SS body panels and possibly a clean 
interior..and ASSUMES the rest of the car follows suit in that 
fashion,and later is presented/finds out that it has a bad or rotted 
frame/bad/burnt wiring,no updates,and worn out..possible dangerous 
suspension pieces..such is the tale of buying a used Delorean without 
doing your homework and full history of the car..unless you are 
willing to to have a car that YOU MUST be able to repair yourself(or 
have deep pockets)NEVER buy a Delorean without doing a full 
background check on it,or with it's history papers..you will be 
paying for it in the long run,when the car become a bottomless pit 
for throwing money at it.And NEVER buy a Delorean as your primary 
car,unless again you get it's full history papers,NO word of mouth 
history,that is just BS,and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Just a few things here That I presented to the potental buyer of a 
Delorean to think about.

Claude    

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Todd Nelson <todd@...> wrote:
>
> I just recently had to have this done when I bought a car out of 
state, 
> not a DeLorean, but that's irrelevant.  Since the title was printed 
in 
> Oregon and I wanted to register the car in Vermont, I had to fill 
out a 
> 1 page form, and swing by the local police department to have an 
officer 
>   verify the VIN and sign the document.  I then had to present this 
> document at the DMV when applying for registration.  Just one extra 
step 
> in the registration process, not a big deal.  But no, this isn't 
the 
> same thing as a title search, just certifies that the car is the 
car you 
> say it is before the state will allow a local title printed for 
it.  I 
> now have a Vermont title for the car and that is the official one.
> 
> Todd Nelson
> 1561, Vermont
> http://1561project.com
> 
> 
> Wilson Hitchings wrote:
> > So what's a VIN verification? Most car dealers, new and used, can 
do 
> > them. I'm required in Colorado to have one before registering the 
car. 
> > Is a VIN verification the same as a title search?
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
wrote:
> >> Most States charge for title searches. They NEVER give 
information >


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