At least 2 ways to go, depending on what the DMV thinks is the
status of the title.
If you have all of the lien sale documents showing that you purchased the vehicle, and are the owner, and the vehicle is on non-op status, then take the whole pile of paper to the DMV and put it into your name. You will just pay normal fees for the transfer.
Alternatively, if it is not on non-op status (in their computer),
I have walked into the DMV with a declaration stating I own this,
it has not been on the road in 10 years, I bought it and
resurrected it, there are no liens against it, and I want title.
You probably would have to do a VIN verification, and you start
with new title. This is what I did for the prior owner of the Fiat
500 which I now own.
I had a whole pile of paperwork for that Fiat 500 brought in from
Italy by a military friend. And I mean a whole pile of paper. I
walked in with a declaration from the owner, signed by the owner,
and walked out with plates. (Note that the declaration by the
owner, signed by him, did not say no liens. Woman behind the
counter said needs to say "no liens", and had me use a pen to add
that language to the declaration, and accepted it. Yeah, she knew
that it was not my declaration, already signed. She just wanted to
get the transaction finished, and get me out of the line)
On 10/13/2020 11:24 AM, sujit roy via groups.io wrote:
I got a Triumph Stag as a parts car. It was too good to part out and over the years I was able to get enough parts to get it running.
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