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    Loozoo730 is offline Junior Member
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    Car with no title or bill of sale

    What is the name of your state? Wisconsin

    I know that this transaction was not the most intelligent, but it was a good deal considering the circumstances. I had my brothers highly damaged vehicle and I had planned on junking it, then I had a friend who wanted to to fix it up and sell it. We arranged a deal to trade it for a vehicle he was in the process of acquiring through another trade. The other vehicle was a 1975 Triumph Spitfire that is completely rusted and doesn't run. I wanted it for a project car. The guy my friend got the car from does not have the title and does not know who does. What can I do to get the title or some kind of title to make it legally my car. If nothing else and I cannot find a title for it, the Triumphs fate with be a scrap yard, something I am trying to prevent. Thanks!
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    Check here for what to do with the Triumph:

    [url]http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/[/url]

    [url]http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum[/url]
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    You can get a Bill of Sale form from LegalFormsBank.biz/billofsale.asp that you could fill out and get that guy to sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmf32835 View Post
    You can get a Bill of Sale form from LegalFormsBank.biz/billofsale.asp that you could fill out and get that guy to sign.
    and then what? If the guy was not the legal owner, he cannot sell what is not his so a reciept is worthless.


    I would start with the local police and ask them to check the VIN to see if it is a stolen vehicle. Then, if it isn;t, contact your states DMV or BMV or whomever deals with car titles and ask them how to do a search via the VIN to attempt to find the rightful owner.
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    Go to the Wisconsin Dept of Motor Vehicles website and fill out the form for a lost title and they'll provide a new copy for a small (or large) fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Go to the Wisconsin Dept of Motor Vehicles website and fill out the form for a lost title and they'll provide a new copy for a small (or large) fee.
    Only to the legal owner of the vehicle, that excludes the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer72 View Post
    Only to the legal owner of the vehicle, that excludes the OP.
    Ya think we should ask TJ to change his signature line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justalayman View Post
    Ya think we should ask TJ to change his signature line?
    You can ask me anything you like as long as it's a legal question.
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    I know of no illegal questions hence, they are all legal questions.

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