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Re: Don't know about Mass, but in Oregon (archive)

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Posted by WH on January 13, 2001 at 13:50:28:

In Reply to: Re: Don't know about Mass, but in Oregon posted by Lars Cousineau on January 13, 2001 at 12:16:08:

In Oregon, all you have to do is drive the car in for inspection, and it has to meet physical legal req... fenders, horn, glass, etc.(We have no emission insp here) I have done this with both cars and motorcycles.... This assumes that documentation of ownership was surrendered when the car was totalled. A salvage title dates the car as a current year (year of the salvage title) so that it will be properly disclosed as salvage. If it runs and drives well, what's the problem with that?

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.


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