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abandoned vehicle Q?
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:02 AM
So the cars has no owner, no key, no title, and needs a new motor. I can deal with the new motor part. Is it a nightmare to try and register such a car. is it worth more than 300 bucks?
Could this be a deal or a headacke ?
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:15 AM
Beyond that, its front wheel drive and has a bad motor..
I wouldn't give much above $100 for it unless the rest of the car is in EXCELLENT shape.
So the GL turdo.....
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:16 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:23 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:24 AM
Here's a link that will help:
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:31 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:20 PM
I'd offer him a $100 and filing costs.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:56 PM
I can't see paying any money to find out unless you have no other options...
Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:13 PM
Driver Vehicle Services and get a Title Search, costs about 4.00
shows all who owned it
send certified mail to last owner listed stating your intention,
when you get it back as undeliverable, take it to the courthouse.
go to courthouse and file for abandon vehicle (if youre cheap you can file
another form which delcares the 135.00 fee a hardship, and lets you file free).
(vehicle has to have tabs expired for at least a year, but they dont seem to pay much attention to any of the requirements)
Driver Vehicle Services, perform title transfer into your name, tabs/plates...
get drunk and smash into a dumpster outside the liquor store
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:43 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:52 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:05 PM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:51 AM
Second way is get the landlord guy to sign a bill of sale (must be on DMV form, get it from www.oregondmv.com) and take it to the DMV. They will make you sign a statement of financial interest and they will give you a printout showing who the registered owner is. You must then make three goodwill attempts to contact the owner (e.g, phone call, visit to the address on DMV records, and finally, send a registered letter with a lost title form and bill of sale to the address on record. When the letter comes back, you take that sealed envelope, and you mail it along with a short (1 page) essay documenting your attempts to contact the owner and why you should get the car, and you then send this to the DMV main office in Salem (Address is on their website). They will review it and will either send you the title, or a letter stating why you wont' be getting it, in which case I;m sure you can try again. MY friend had to do this with a 510 he had gotten, took him about 3-4 months total, but he eventually got the title. I think the easiest way would be the first method I outlined...
Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:27 AM
Property owner calls the state patrol. WSP sends an officer to "inspect" the vehicle, which translates to "get the VIN and plates". The WSP sends a notice to the last known owner of the vehicle who then has 30 days to respond. If there is no response, the WSP sends the title to the property owner who is now the vehicle owner and may do with it what he/she wishes. Costs something like $50 or so.
Then all you have to do is figure out something with the key, but any decent locksmith can handle that and you can just bypass the ignition switch in the short term, if you want. I'd DEFINITELY go for it.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:07 AM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:34 PM
And the bonus is that it doesn't matter what state you are in
Posted 23 July 2004 - 06:02 PM
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