In Reply to: Re: Don't know about Mass, but in Oregon posted by Lars Cousineau on January 13, 2001 at 12:16:08:
Persist, contact motor vehicles. It's probably much simpler than you think. The salvage person would probably more likely part out the car, so his info may be a bit suspect.
Funny, while I lived in Oregon I was never checked for any of those "requirements" glass/fenders/horns etc. If the car made it there that was good enough! (no emmissions either)
As for a salvage title.
If his insurance co pays him $$ and allows him to keep the car it may well be totaled (ie a Oregon red title). To make the car legal again, he maybe required to show pictures and reciepts of the repairs to the DMV as proof the car is roadworthy again --then he will recieve the "salavage" title status. I've done this with a totaled car.
Either way contact the local DMV office for their input as each state is different.
Take the money, buy the car back (dirt cheap) and fix it.