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Barn Find, Track Car VIN & Title Problems

So, what do you do if you’ve acquired a barn find, a race car, or an old track car without a title? Resolving this issue may seem daunting, but fear not; there are ways to obtain a title even if the vehicle didn’t come with one from the seller.

The Challenge of Missing Titles
In many cases, vehicles emerging from barns, garages, or fields, or those with a racing or track history, might lack proper documentation. This can be due to the vehicle being out of the system for an extended period, missing historical records, or having a VIN number that doesn’t meet the standard 17 digits.

Filing for a Bonded Title
If you find yourself without the old title, filing for a bonded title is a viable option in most states. Contrary to common misconceptions, the process doesn’t require paying one-and-a-half times the vehicle’s value. Learn more about this option and its benefits on our website.

Court Order Title as an Alternative
For those unable to pursue a bonded title due to state restrictions, a court-ordered title is another administrative avenue. This process involves filing documents with the court, ensuring the vehicle’s legitimacy, and obtaining a judgment of ownership, which can then be presented to the DMV.

Addressing VIN Number Challenges
A potential roadblock arises when the vehicle lacks a valid VIN number, either due to removal, alteration, damage, or rust. Without a VIN number, obtaining a title becomes impossible. Discover the necessary steps for getting a VIN number assigned by the government to overcome this hurdle.

The Dangers of VIN Tampering
Attempting to use a VIN from another vehicle is not a solution and can lead to serious consequences. VIN tampering is a federal crime, and attempting to alter or manipulate VIN numbers can result in legal issues. Learn about the repercussions and the correct procedures for obtaining a valid VIN for your vehicle.

Repurposing Track Cars for Road Use
For track cars without VIN numbers, the process of assigning one becomes crucial if you wish to repurpose the vehicle for road use. Understand the steps involved in obtaining a VIN number for your track car and the importance of adhering to legal procedures.

Seeking Further Guidance
For those facing unique challenges in obtaining a title, our website offers comprehensive information and step-by-step instructions. Whether you need additional assistance or prefer professional title services, we are here to help. Visit our website for a consultation or to explore your options further. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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