View Full Version : My car buying title near disaster
11-17-2011, 09:31 PM
I have had my 150 in my possession just under 3 weeks. I first spotted the car on Craigslist on Sept 12. I contacted the seller and he is a musician who goes on tour. He was leaving the next day and would return at the end of the month. So on Sept 30 I travel to St Louis MO to see the car. Liked what I saw and we agreed to a selling price. Said I would give him $100 and write up a receipt and would return the next day with the balance and pick the car up. I live about 2.5 hours from him. Just had a thought and asked hind to show me the title. He had a title for a 1956 Chevrolet but not the one he owned. He had owned it for 7 years and the guy he bought it from had several 56's and simply gave him the wrong title. Problem, that guy is in the joint so no way to find original title. Owner tries some alternative ways to get a title but finally takes my advice and went thru DMV. 5 days before I would be out of commision due to serious surgery I get a call that the title arrived. Hooked the truck and enclosed trailer together and picked it up. Was glad to get the car home ad it would be after the first of the year before I would be able to physically get it done. Now part of my daily recuperation is going out in the garage and tinkering with it. Everyday I gain a little more strength. So moral of the story is "these cars are fun but they can also greatly and positively affect ones health and well being".
11-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Great story, Dan! I agree, a few hours of tinkering on your favorite car can be very rewarding and contribute to your overall well being. Just like they say a pet and/or music works the same way.
11-17-2011, 10:13 PM
glad to here it worked out.
11-17-2011, 11:18 PM
Yes great story,,and hope you are feeling better --:tu
11-17-2011, 11:22 PM
Hoss thats really a great story and you did the smart thing. Glad it worked out for ya. :flag6:
11-18-2011, 01:06 AM
Hello Dan, here's another to look at it,that ol' chevy is giving you plenty of needed therapy.Get well soon and have a happy Thanksgiving Dan.
Big Bob U.S.A.F. 1966-70:flag4:
11-18-2011, 09:48 AM
good to hear that it all worked out for you dan and right before the holidays too. :tu
11-18-2011, 09:51 AM
glad it all worked out for you, and keep taking care of yourself Dan:shakehands:
11-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Get Well soon Dan . Hope to meet up with you some time.:tu
11-18-2011, 09:59 AM
Thanks for the well wishes all. Hey Riverdog maybe see you at a Keokuk Rat Pak cruise?
11-18-2011, 10:52 AM
Glad that everything worked out
11-18-2011, 06:46 PM
hope your surgery goes well and you have a heater in the garage, it's starting to get cold
11-18-2011, 07:22 PM
:congrats: that everything turned out alright so thank your lucky stars and :sign0020:on your build :anim_25:
11-18-2011, 07:48 PM
Wish you the best Dan.:bowtieb:
11-18-2011, 08:17 PM
well thanks all for the info on spindles i got mine made and installed but now have to put on the brake parts looks like its gonna sit up good . i have shocks with helpers on the rear so it will be kinda high but coming along the best kinda therapy next to riding the harley :bowtieb:
11-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Dan, it's great to hear that your passion for TriFives is able to give you a little extra strength each day.
11-20-2011, 09:25 AM
Great story indeed Dan! Hope all goes well with your recovery and you get to really work on it.
11-20-2011, 05:50 PM
glad to here it worked out.
11-20-2011, 06:12 PM
I am sure happy things worked out for you and I can relate to the garage theraphy. nothing better for the soul then getting out in the garage and tinkering with an old car. god bless and good luck.
11-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Hey Dan,heres my 2bits on wishing you a quick recovery.When I brought Belle wagon home from Georgia,and began the job of getting her first title in 30 years,I had enough paperwork,2 states DMV worth,to have applied to FBI for a job.Probably should do that anyway,maybe make enuff to do the resto!!Good luck,and God Bless.Dave:bowtier:
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