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No paperwork Indy; is it worth it? by liv4God
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An indy Fiero for $200, but no paperwork and condition looks bad, but complete. http://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/5796024422.html
Would it be worth the effort of restoring without the paperwork? I have restored another Fiero without paperwork and had to register it as a built car, which was a big hassle. Also had to get papers and stuff signed from the previous owner. Any other thoughts on it? I'd hate to see an Indy die.
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200bucks, heck yes!
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Do a search to see what states don't require a title for an 84. Georgia is one. Then determine if you have friends or relatives in one of those states. Get a bill of sale for the car, and have your friend or relative register it in their state, then re-sell it to you.

I bought an 85GT from a salvage yard in Tennessee, with only a bill of sale. I tracked it back to it's last sale when it had a title, and got that title. But, by that time, I already had it in my name, in the State of Georgia.
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I texted the guy and he said the owner died a few years ago. Has a manual transmission. Besides my daily driver my other Fieros are kept at my parents place. Not sure if I can convince them to store another one for me :/ I might give it a shot though if no one else can.
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Originally posted by fierofool:

Do a search to see what states don't require a title for an 84. Georgia is one. Then determine if you have friends or relatives in one of those states. Get a bill of sale for the car, and have your friend or relative register it in their state, then re-sell it to you.

I bought an 85GT from a salvage yard in Tennessee, with only a bill of sale. I tracked it back to it's last sale when it had a title, and got that title. But, by that time, I already had it in my name, in the State of Georgia.


That's an approach I hadn't thought of before, thanks!
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Originally posted by fierofool:
Do a search to see what states don't require a title for an 84. Georgia is one. Then determine if you have friends or relatives in one of those states. Get a bill of sale for the car, and have your friend or relative register it in their state, then re-sell it to you.
Is a start because "lost" title rules depend on state. You and/or seller must follow state rules or you may never be able register the car.

Owner died is another issue... Current Seller might not be able to sell w/o problems.

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Originally posted by liv4God:

An indy Fiero for $200, but no paperwork and condition looks bad, but complete. http://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/5796024422.html
Would it be worth the effort of restoring without the paperwork? I have restored another Fiero without paperwork and had to register it as a built car, which was a big hassle. Also had to get papers and stuff signed from the previous owner. Any other thoughts on it? I'd hate to see an Indy die.


How can you tell the condition looks bad? The car needs a was, is missing the nose badge, has stuck headlights, and a flat tire, but thats all I can tell from that picture. IMO that car looks to have a lot of potential and the fact that the guy hasn't even bothered to wash it tells me that he's not trying to put one over on anybody. If I was close I'd look at it. If it has decent interior I'd give him $200 without even looking at the rest of the car.
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If it has decent interior I'd give him $200 without even looking at the rest of the car.

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Originally posted by theogre:

Owner died is another issue... Current Seller might not be able to sell w/o problems.


Georgia Fieros is about to acquire a Formula that belonged to a deceased former member. His daughter, the estate executor, has the legal authority to assign the title or bill of sale. If the seller of the Indy is the executor of the estate, it would be a legal sale, probably not requiring a title, allowing the car to take on a new owner. The state should have the original title on record and could issue a duplicate under their Lost Title statutes.

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Originally posted by fierofool:
Georgia Fieros is about to acquire a Formula that belonged to a deceased former member. His daughter, the estate executor, has the legal authority to assign the title or bill of sale. If the seller of the Indy is the executor of the estate, it would be a legal sale, probably not requiring a title, allowing the car to take on a new owner. The state should have the original title on record and could issue a duplicate under their Lost Title statutes.
That's If dead guy had a will and seller is the executor or someone willed to get or executor give him the car.
Many states have rules for this too.
Example: I got my G mother's car in another state and Local DMV had problems just who, was the executor, and how sign off the title. Had to sent the title back to resign and get more doc's and still had problems. And that was POS used Chrysler K car.
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Look online, several companies will get you a new title, it's not cheep but for $500 or so they will do as mentioned above; you provide them with Bill of sale, they "buy the car" from you, get registered in one of the no title states and sell it back to you for the $500 +/- fee. NH is another state you can do this if you have friends family there.
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Oh and for $200 you should have just bought it. Even if its junk, you could easily make back the 200 in parts. Now that you posted it here it won't last for very long if it's not already sold. I like this forum but posting a "is this worth it" thread anywhere online is the same as saying "look what you can buy" no offense intended, it's just how things are. I would love an Indy and for that price I would have bought it sight unseen. Good luck!
edit to add...A CA INDY!!! I just re-read the op and if it's a rust free CA car then get it!!

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If it were in Indiana it would already be sitting in my drive.
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Originally posted by DLCLK87GT:

Look online, several companies will get you a new title,..........................................


Personally, I would be very cautious of this method. An unscrupulous company, once they have a bill of sale in their name (required for them to get a title) may decide to keep the vehicle. They have proof that you sold it to them, and are you willing to travel to their domain for a court appearance and admit you were circumventing your own state laws? I'd prefer sticking with a friend or relative.
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I've gotten a title from an online company. No problems. Every state is different. Your mileage may vary. Unless you are willing to pay about $200 to $500 to title it, consider it a parts car.
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If it's from cali.. he most likely has a title, but they might be rmv fee's on it. and why it's not coming with it..
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