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 Post subject: anyone know how to find your old car???
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:15 pm 

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just a curiosity, mostly, but I was wondering if there's any kind of DMV search or anything that would tell you if your old cars are still alive. I figure the DMV would have your (or my) name, but would they have a history of the cars you've owned? if so, those VIN's could be searched to see if they're still around, right? like I said, I'm just curious, but sometimes I wonder whatever happened to some of my old cars.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:59 am 
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I remember a LONG time ago (10+ years) I asked the Dmv if I gave them a plate number would they tell me who owned it. The answer was yes but for a small fee. A few years ago I again asked them & they said its no longer an option for security purposes.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:44 pm 
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All it takes is a call to your local DMV to find out. :mrgreen:

It varies from state to state. And you'll probably need to supply the VIN yourself, at the very least.

I know that here in Texas, once it is registered in the new owner's name, that car is no longer attached to your name in any way.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:14 pm 

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In the UK, you can do a car search with a license plate ID.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:29 pm 
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Well, I know what happened to one of my favorite cars... a black/red interior and chrome Rallye wheels, 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans coupe... I owned back in 1988.

I ran out of gas, on my way home. As I was walking back with the gas... my uncle who was a cop(off duty, mind you), was behind my Pontiac, calling in the plate. The insurance had lapsed, so it was towed.

I was out of work at the time, so it took me a while to save the money, for the impound fee. On the 28th day, I went to get my car. The people at the lot, told me it was sold to some idiot, who ended up putting the engine in a Camaro..... WHY, would you put a V6 in a Camaro?? :roll:

By law in Massachusetts... you can't sell, dispose of, or scrap an impounded car unless it's been there 30 days or more.

I threatened to sue the tow truck driver, who authorized the sale. He was so scared, he told me "I get cars all the time... whenever I get a running car, I'll sell them to you for only $100 bucks."

Thru that guy... I bought my 82 1.8 TE70 Corolla SR5 coupe, an 80 Mercury Capri RS 5.0, a 73 AMC Hornet, a 72 Pontiac LeMans Sport, and a 75 Toyota Corona... all for $100 each . :mrgreen:

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KresSlyda180 wrote:
Well, I know what happened to one of my favorite cars... a black/red interior and chrome Rallye wheels, 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans coupe... I owned back in 1988.

I ran out of gas, on my way home. As I was walking back with the gas... my uncle who was a cop(off duty, mind you), was behind my Pontiac, calling in the plate. The insurance had lapsed, so it was towed.

I was out of work at the time, so it took me a while to save the money, for the impound fee. On the 28th day, I went to get my car. The people at the lot, told me it was sold to some idiot, who ended up putting the engine in a Camaro..... WHY, would you put a V6 in a Camaro?? :roll:

I threatened to sue the tow truck driver, who authorized the sale. He was so scared, he told me "I get cars all the time... whenever I get a running car, I'll sell them to you for only $100 bucks."

Thru that guy... I bought my 82 1.8 TE70 Corolla SR5 coupe, an 80 Mercury Capri RS 5.0, a 73 AMC Hornet, a 72 Pontiac LeMans Sport, and a 75 Toyota Corona... all for $100 each . :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:26 am 
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KresSlyda180 wrote:
Well, I know what happened to one of my favorite cars... a black/red interior and chrome Rallye wheels, 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans coupe... I owned back in 1988.

I ran out of gas, on my way home. As I was walking back with the gas... my uncle who was a cop(off duty, mind you), was behind my Pontiac, calling in the plate. The insurance had lapsed, so it was towed.

I was out of work at the time, so it took me a while to save the money, for the impound fee. On the 28th day, I went to get my car. The people at the lot, told me it was sold to some idiot, who ended up putting the engine in a Camaro..... WHY, would you put a V6 in a Camaro?? :roll:

I threatened to sue the tow truck driver, who authorized the sale. He was so scared, he told me "I get cars all the time... whenever I get a running car, I'll sell them to you for only $100 bucks."

Thru that guy... I bought my 82 1.8 TE70 Corolla SR5 coupe, an 80 Mercury Capri RS 5.0, a 73 AMC Hornet, a 72 Pontiac LeMans Sport, and a 75 Toyota Corona... all for $100 each . :mrgreen:


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Yep, at the time... I haven't seen or heard from the guy, since 1995. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:37 am 

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In Holland you can do a free car search online via the license plate id. Just recently i found out my old Civic has died. :|


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:05 am 
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Rolo wrote:
In Holland you can do a free car search online via the license plate id. Just recently i found out my old Civic has died. :|


Like old girlfriends, sometimes it's better NOT to know what happened to your old cars.

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Haha yeah you're probably right


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my 77 civic was sold to some enthusiasts who then took all the good parts off the car, cut the quarter panels cause they were good and then junked it. :( i cried a little...


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I would LOVE to find my old 86 MR2 :D I traded it in for a brand new 2003 Honda Shadow in 03, and I've been regreting it ever since :cry: I lost my job, and had the bike taken from me, but do you think I got the car back? :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:35 pm 
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My first car was a late 70s Mark II, found it a few years ago but then it disappeared again


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:09 pm 

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I saw one of my old cars a couple years ago at walmart... big old dent in the passenger side, just behind the door. haven't seen it since.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:07 pm 
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I also saw a car I just sold last spring, it was a 1989 tan Honda Accord LX... complete with black racing stripe(ricer mod, from girl who sold me the car).

It was coming off the highway exit, when I was going onto the highway. :)

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