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Found a 85 gl wagon... Now for the question.....
Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:40 PM
Is the guy you talked with the property owner? Was the car owner a renter/tenant? If both are true, there is usually a provision for the property owner to file a "landlord lien" or similar, which allows him to legally dispose of the car. There should be paperwork that he can get from, and file with, DMV. Once this paperwork is filed, there might be a requirement for him to try and contact the previous owner, but this is kind of similar to the "Public Notices" that you see in the paper: More a legal formality than an actual need to contact owner. Once all of this is done, and maybe some more paperwork, DMV should be able to issue you a clean title.
One possible fly in the ointment here is that CA has tried to encourage people to scrap older vehicles, and this attitude might make this procedure different or nonexistant in CA.
Good luck. No Subaru deserves to rot or get crushed because someone abandoned it.
Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:07 PM
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