True yes I know its gone and the transmission is gone too so that would make it challenging to get and it sucks, but its too bad and heartbreaking to see the whole car be parted like it is when its this nice. I don't wanna get ridiculed or anything but I assume the car rolls with front tires on it that hold air, so maybe get a forklift to lift the backend off the ground at the yard itself and let the front tires roll on the ground to put it on the transport truck. That maybe a stupid and redneck way but thats all I can think of, otherwise I don't know.
Apparently the 80 year old owner received an eviction notice for the car since it was illegally parked at some point and he was told to move it but didn't comply. So it was determined to be an abandoned car and was sent to this wrecking yard where the owner told me it had to be labeled a salvage vehicle that could never be put back on the road again in any state so he got the car to part out. It is one of my favorite colors on one of my favorite models too - Aztec gold.
This is bullshit. A state may have a law that a car must be "scrapped" but NO state can say that a car can not be titled in another state, states do not have jurisdiction over other states. In Pennsylvania, you can take a car with a scrapped title and apply for a reconstructed title. It's always listed as a Reconstructed title in PA but who knows what happens in other states.
I know some states don't require a title for cars older than a certain year so if I get a reconstructed title in PA and subsequently sell the car in a state that doesn't require a title, only a bill of sale, the car could be titled in that state with no sign it had been ever salvaged in the past. Caveat Emptor.
This is a greedy salvage yard that doesn't give two shits about classic cars and is only looking at it that they can make more money from parts and scrap then selling the car whole, the reason the car is in the salvage yard is irrelevant. The salvage yard owner is just a sleezeball salesman who gets his rocks off by seeing who he can get to believe his lies.
Since you have read the actual laws on on the matter, why not give him a call to extract more information from him than we already have. It would be entertaining probably.................................
you cats are right ... situation still "smells"' a bit on this one.
if yard is somehow "in on it" (i.e., something's amiss with the acquisition/ownership transfer) given their initial explanation has been debunked, thats a showstopper right there.
im a little skeptical of them....mainly cuz i cant look 'em in the eye/size the joint up in person first.
i dont want this car -- or any hunk a metal at any price -- but if its worth saving, ill at least do the due diligence on it and try to rescue it. no interest in making money on it.
again, anybody already pursuing it seriously, shoot me a PM BEFORE 7/5 please. i'll get in line.
I thought about that.... If this was 40-50 years ago, yep... Yards played things loose and fast. I remember during some times when steel prices were way up and there wasn't a lot of oversight, cars got pulled out of yards and garages and scrapped. A friend lost a '60 T-Bird (with a stick!) to a scrapper... Right out of his Mom's garage. Another time they grabbed three older cars out of the lot of another shop... One was a scrap car, but the others were customer cars.if yard is somehow "in on it" (i.e., something's amiss with the acquisition/ownership transfer) given their initial explanation has been debunked, thats a showstopper right there
say chief .. hope you're well.I have placed an order for some interior parts that are not big ticket items but if you have a need for the sheet metal it sounds like and you decide to get it maybe you could sell me those parts separately. Because the parts I need are not expensive ones he might not even fill my request since in talking with him it just seems like he isn't that motivated and isn't regular in answering the phone............................like you said, I am not there to look at his reactions and get a better sense as to what is really going on.
I thought about that.... If this was 40-50 years ago, yep... Yards played things loose and fast. I remember during some times when steel prices were way up and there wasn't a lot of oversight, cars got pulled out of yards and garages and scrapped. A friend lost a '60 T-Bird (with a stick!) to a scrapper... Right out of his Mom's garage. Another time they grabbed three older cars out of the lot of another shop... One was a scrap car, but the others were customer cars.
One yard here was busted for stolen cars and another had someone walk in and shot everyone.... I think that was a mob "hit".
I think in this day, that might not happen. The yards are real businesses and if you think about it, a "pick and pull" is open for everyone to see... and not "Mom and Pop" places anymore.
So... That may be the story he was given... Or it may be some cover story he's giving out to keep themselves a distance from the real story.
The junk yard in "Breaking Bad" comes to mind.you're right man .. i could be stuck in 90's/earlier in the "Wild West", or channeling Keitel's character in Pulp Fiction.
Yards are definitely, largely more reputable businesses now. MUCH harder to pull recycling or "hot iron/chop shop" scams, or "Mr Wolf" solutions ala the movie.
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