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Old 03-12-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default How do I get rid of a junk car with no title?

Last spring my teenage son's vehicle broke down and for a temporary fix he bought a $200.00 Honda Civic (Honda-matic). He bought this car from someone who wrote him a bill of sale, which said the car had been totaled and "it will be necessary to obtain a new salvage title." The DMV says that we will have to have the person that my son bought the car from sign over some "transfer papers", so they can give us a new title. Problem is, the people who he bought the car from have moved away and we have no way to locate them. All we want to do is take the car to a wrecking yard and give it to them for free, but wrecking yards won't take a vehicle without a title. One wrecking yard advised me to abandon the car along side of the road and the sherriff's office would have it hauled off. There is no way I would do that! So how can I legally get rid of this pile of junk?

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Old 03-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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Abandon the car in front of the wrecking yard.

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Old 03-12-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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If you can you can cut up the car and pull the glass and take it to schnitzer in portland the pay for steel by the ton . I have taken two old pickups apart and taken it to them 50-85 dollars a ton. Or you can find a junk man to haul it away and he will take it.


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Put a FREE sign on it and see if it gets taken.

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Old 03-12-2005, 01:30 PM   #5
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Write your own bill of sale.
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:40 PM   #6
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Let us know what you decide to do...I know a guy with about a half dozen of the same thing.

Maybe try to sell it for a couple hundred bucks(or best offer)...free is sometimes a people repellant.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: How do I get rid of a junk car with no title?

Call the sheriffs office and ask about a "lost title" form. The car has to be obviously a junker, and worth less than a certain amount of jing.

We had to get rid of a few hulks from my gran'dads place, and thats what we did.
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:40 AM   #8
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Donate it to your local fire department for extrication practice...

im sure they would love to cut your car to bits :grin:
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:22 AM   #9
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My son is a volunteer firefighter in a small department and they use donated cars regularly...
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for the tips! I will call the fire department Monday morning. :smile:
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:49 AM   #11
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My brother left two of them at my dads properties. Long story but he doesnt contact any of us anymore ( drugs suck and will ruin the person your family knows you were ) after sitting for about 10 years we ended up contacting king county here in washington and they have an abonded car program. It takes awhile for them to come out and inspect the vehicles. Once they do and they give you some forms and you then send a copy along with a letter to the last known address of the last registered owner they have 15 day to pick up the vehicle then it legally becomes yours and you have all the paperwork to get donate it, sell it, They gave us the phone number of three guys that will pickup any vehicle for free. Maybe they have something like that down their to help you get rid of it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:06 AM   #12
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Waterfish, right now, who is the owner of record according to DMV records? Did your son register the car in his name?
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:51 AM   #13
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You could always cut the top off of it, take the trunk lid and hood off and use it for a planter
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:30 AM   #14
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Check with the DMV about a "posessery lean." The sheriff has to come out to tag the car. After 90 days you get to file papers for a title. It is like someone leaves a car on your property and leaves the state or a tow company yanks a vehicle and no one claims it. They file the lean and get a title so they can sell it or scrap it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:05 PM   #15
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You can always throw an outboard on the back bumper and have a party. I'm sure you could get it inspected and licensed with the OSMB.


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Old 03-14-2005, 03:17 PM   #16
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You can always throw an outboard on the back bumper and have a party.
That's not far from my thought to use it for an artificial reef someplace in the Willamette. God knows there's plenty of others in there.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:52 AM   #17
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There are plenty of junk guys out there that will take it off your hands for free. If not you can do as mentioned and remove the glass and interior parts and take it to Schnitzers. The fire department might take it but the lack of a title might put them off too. Other than that abandoning it at a wrecking yard may be you "unethical" alternative.

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