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Thread: car question. how old does the car have to be before you need a title?

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    car question. how old does the car have to be before you need a title?

    got a 94 eagle talon im finally gonna scrap this weekend. i remember reading if a car was a certain year and above, that you needed the title before you could scrap it. anyone know?



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    I imagine it varies state to state. I know here it even varies yard to yard. Call a few yards and see what they say.

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    You're ok without a title. From the State of Maine web site: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/Title/index.htm
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    Talk to the guys at the yard, they will tell you whether or not they will take it without the title.

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    yeah ill call tomorrow and see what they say. i also got to see if they will let me stuff the car, i know some yards wont and some will.

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    do not know for sure if it would apply to you but all the yards i deal with in nc require a title/ or paper work from titled owner only on cars 2000 and newer anything older all they do is put the vin in a log book along w/ a copy of photo id for whoever brings it in.

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    Here in Houston most yards want the title. There is one I know if the car is 1978 or older no title needed. If you cut the car in half no title needed. Good luck!

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    Here it varies from yard to yard as well. I would think you'd be ok on a '94. It's 17 years old.

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    I hate to see old 1950s cars go to waste, drive them for christs sake! when I get the $$ for a 1958 Plymouth I will restore it to look like Christine, and probably ask God to give me a soul that will live in the car and repair itself every time I accidentally ding it, I am a terrible driver in racing games but hopefully not in real life, My mother taught me how to drive on a straight road and make a U turn, in a 2000 Holden Commodore xD but I prefer 1950s cars I dont care about the gas guzzling it does xD
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    nobody even said anything about a old car

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    Not even two years ago did they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonniebrass View Post
    Not even two years ago did they.
    Lol now that's funny


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