I brought this home a year ago and posted the pictures on the Forum and said I was looking for a title.
One guy on here said I didn't need a title because all I had was a bunch of parts. Maybe he was looking at a car and saw a bunch of parts, or maybe I was looking at a bunch of parts and saw a car. Anyway, now I think I'm ready for a title. If anyone has a '26 or '27 Ohio title, I'd be interested.
I'll be pulling this at Hershey if anyone wants to say, "Hi."
Greetings If I can be in help here in Indiana. If Ohio makes it too difficult to get a title, you can bring it perhaps to Indiana. Here I need only have a police inspection of the block or serial number, certifying the car has not been reported stolen. Then down to the BMV, pay for a title and or plate and get it in about 7 days. I do have a 1924 Ohio Title.
In Ohio you can get a title to your car if you have a bill of sale and explain that the car was last operated in times when there were no titles, and that the car has never been titled. Titles for cars came after WWII.
The person who sold you the car should sign a bill of sale with the motor number on it.
Joe, I live in Ohio, and for 4 out of my 5 cars I've done exactly as Royce just said. Also posted this on a similar thread. I think even if you don't have a bill of sale, you can get it inspected and go to your title agency to get a title, then to the BMV for license. It shouldn't be too difficult. I admit I was also lucky, my inspector happened to be the service manager at a local Chevy dealership, and he was extremely accomodating.
Joe, do not go to seneca county they think you stole them every time, it has been a real bear every time for me to title one that does not have a title in Ohio!
Granted you do not live in Californjia, but on both of my car's a 1919 T Touring and a 1917 Depot Hack and with the paper work that the Hiway patrol signed verifying the vehicles were not stolen, went to the Motor Vehicle department and about 2 weeks I have a "PINK SLIP"(title), and since the vehicles had not been on the road for(depot hack ever) and the touring in years not a problem. Very easy here, but I guess in other states a real bear. A Here all they do is check engine # and make a call to some where and good to go. I had a special plate "MYT HACK and that was a bit of cost only. The '19 touring has YOM and not a problem there either.
Good luck to one and all
Did you call for a police inspection and the BMV ?? Hopefully problem resolved
Joe; just a bit of advice to keep in the back of your head. Whatever you do to get a title never tell motor vehicle that you assembled the car. Remember: "I bought it this way".
Anyone interested in the process for getting a title in nj it goes as followed: 2 visits to local MVC, no help. 4 calls to MVC headquarters in Trenton, last phone call speak to the only MVC employee who knows the process. Its all done by mail and takes 8-12 weeks and cost a few hundered dollars
Anybody have a title for an early 20s runabout?
In Indiana, so much less bureaucratic and cheaper then the New Jersey example above ! . It cost $ 5 or free police inspection of the VIN or motor number for a stolen vehicle check - 10 minutes at the BMV and less than $ 25 for a title if you are not plating the vehicle. Lawyers and bureaucrats in my opinion, over complicate life to create well paying jobs for themselves. In Italy it was worse. Had to start by going to a tobacco shop, only businesses legally allowed to sell special stationary required to purchase a car ! Had to take the papers to 4 different bureaucracies, including an attorney to do a title check similar to buying a home in the US! Each car came with books listing each previous owner and all their paperwork sign offs by attorneys and police ! If you lost that paper work the car was scrap. Everyone wanted money and more money!! But driving a high power Alfa Romeo around the curvy roads was fun. Most cars in the 1970's were little 2 cylinder cars or at best VW bugs
I bought a title from Alabama. I can't remember their name. But the procedure goes like this: you E-mail them and they send you a form to fill out and you go to a notary and they notarize that you sell the vehicle to them for a ($1.00), in turn they sell the vehicle back to you with a bill of sale notarized by the Alabama Department of Vehicle Licensing and all paper work you will need to license your vehicle. It turns out that Alabama did not have Titles until after 1972, everything was done with a Bill of Sale. I had to get it inspected and then I was off to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. It sailed right on through. The person asked to get that paper that was notarized by Alabama. Got title and Vintage plates, one stop shopping.
Now wait a minute, just because you added a pile of lumber to a pile of parts, you think you should be able to title it?
Ok, ok, don't shoot. I'm making a really bad joke. Here in Minnesota we simply needed a bill of sale and as much history of the past owners of the car as we could provide and 4 photographs of the vehicle proving it existed. It took a few months but in the end we got our title without any ties attached to it and without having to post a bond.
And before I leave I'd like to say you've turned that pile of parts into a pretty good looking hack.
What you are seeking is illegal.
Several forums have prohibited the sale
of " historical documents ".
Sell it " as is ".
If someone wants to pursue getting a title,
that is their business .....
jim, i'm glad i'll be dead before all the do-gooders make the world a perfect place. joe, nice job, get a title how ever you can so we see it on the road
Don"t come to North Carolina for a title unless you put a speedometer on the car.. It can be the most perfect T in the world but NC. requires it to have a speedometer for a title.