Has anyone ever used a title service that gets you a title from the state of Maine for your Model T?
What's the cheapest service phone number?
Do these Maine titles transfer in Texas?
I used that service but not for my T. I used it for a BMW motorcycle that it impossible to get a title for.
Service was excellent and I even got Maine plates (which I used for several months before I traded them in for Florida plates.
I'm sure Texas has reciprosity on transfering title - so no worries.
No other way i would have ever got a title!
Maine does not require a title for antique vehicles. To register you only need a bill of sale, pay the sales tax (5.5%), local excise tax, and a plate fee. I have 5, one bought in New York, one in CT, two in Mass. and one in Maine and did not have to show a title when I registered any of them. After they are registered you can request and can get a Warranty Title in Maine--which I have not done but am looking into just to have. I have contacted the DMV but haven't heard the details yet (I know there is a $40.00 fee for the Warranty Title)
What is the name of that title company?
Who do I contact in Maine to get a title? Maine DMV?
Also, like Ron, what is the name of that title company?
Little more complicated than that. They have an agent in Maine who is a resident. I think you need to go through that service which is/was located in Las Vegas (I know - sounds weird but they performed faultlessly).
I can't remember the name of the service but it was posted on this forum within the last two years. Someone will find it or I will search later today.
International Title Service
3870 E. Flamingo Rd. Suite A2-357
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
1-702-456-4027 - 1-702-456-4040 FAX
1-800-543-8626 USA & CANADA
(I have no connection with these people - just liked their service - hard to reach by phone - keep trying))
Bud is correct. You have to get the car registered in Maine, and then you can apply for the title. The company must have this down to a system. Maine has a 5.5% sales tax that must be paid (unless you can show that you paid equivalent amount in another state) on the purchase price of the vehicle (or the "difference if a trade was made). At time of registration you have to show a sales receipt with the Vin number and the "amount paid". and they compute the sales tax owed.
My son in law, who is moving to Maine from CA recently traded a car over the internet with a dealer in VA. The car was shipped to Maine. To get it registered, he had to pay over $400 on the approx $8000 trade difference, plus local excise tax, plate fee and title transfer fee. Total of almost $800.00
The excise tax on old cars is based on original purchase price and depreciates over the years. When I registered my 1923 delivery truck i showed the town hall clerk where Ford sold the chassis for $235.
The excise tax goes down to $5 and stays there, I pay that amount for each T and my A's.
Just to toss in a thought, when I applied and got a new title for my 15 and my 26, the car itself was inspected by an agent from the DMV - a state trooper Sargent - and one who knew old cars too boot.
Not sure how any title company can get past this, but...
WHOA ! STOP THIS RIGHT NOW !!!! Do not send money to INTERNATIONAL TITLE SERVICE. This guy is a crook and a thief !!! He took me for 275 bucks. Want proof ? Go to YOUTUBE and search INTERNATIONAL TITLE SERVICE. Watch the video THEN read all the comments from people he has cheated. I don't know why Nevada doesn't have a state attourney general. This guy should be doing hard time. This is my first post. I have been a lurker for years but now have something to say ! Well............then send him your money. He won't even send a Christmas card.
Thanks John. Shady business, it seems..
Here's another story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhWXjBzCIo0