There is a story I read that I just had to comment on because it's something any classic car owner or potential classic car buyer would be and SHOULD BE frightened of.
You read an ad in Craigslist (or eBay, your local newspaper, or through a friend-of-a-friend) and see the car you've been dreaming of. You purchase the car, spend time and lots of money restoring it.....only to find that it had been a stolen vehicle. The car is seized by the State!
A frightening story to be sure. But, what if you had been given a legitimate title for the car from your State? Anyone would feel reassured enough to sink a bu__load of money into a restoration, right? The story is so bizarre I wouldn't think of paraphrasing it. You just have to read it yourself.
Motorheads Performance suggests you do your homework on any classic car or muscle car you may think of purchasing. There are many things to look for. Yes, the paint and body is important, as is the engine and drivetrain components. But just how many people think of looking at the VIN plates and checking out the title?
This may just leave you wondering whether that "great deal" you saw for a song is really worth it. No title?... Forget it!!!
What would you do if this were you?
azcentral.com - Dad Loses Classic Car After State Mistake