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Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: steve57 ()
Date: October 04, 2019 10:26AM

If a vehicle registered in the state of California is taken to another state,
You, the registered owner, are required to inform the DMV of this action.
Otherwise they will continue to send renewal notices and letters warning you of late fees. My son moved to Arizona and this happened to him. I told him he needed to do this but didn’t believe it. There is an actual form to fill out.
California wants your money.

Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: The Californian ()
Date: October 04, 2019 10:37AM

'California wants your money'

Big time.

Orange county went broke in the 80's one time.

'taken to another state'

Good advice for somebody going that route.

I myself am going to wait them out.

Car has been in the family since new in '78.

They can take our family car from my cold stiff fingers!

THE CALIFORNIAN

BIG HORSEPOWER HIGH SPEED ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE!

Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 04, 2019 07:40PM

Just to settle growing curiosity out here in Forum Land, just what kind of car is so precious to the family?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 04, 2019 07:55PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> I don't have time to read all your bs.
> First you say you want to keep.
> A couple of post later, you mention scraping it and it would still cost you.
> Not sure why you even looked into the latter if you want to keep it.
>
> This is what I would do.
> Give the vehicle to a family member out of state.
> Have them file ownership there.
> Sometime next year you buy it back for the fees it cost them plus one dollar.
> That now makes you the new owner.
> Take the new ownership to DMV and put it in your or your wife's name and keep it up to date this time.


No where does he say that he wants to scrap it!
He did not even say that he "Looked into scrapping it."
He actually said, "Found out even if we junk it we would still owe the back fees."
That info could have been offered by a DMV employee just happily informing Bob that there was no way to avoid paying CA. extortion taxes!

And so far as this idea of "selling to a friend or family member out of state for a year", I would think long, hard, and TWICE about a silly notion like that ! ! !
Friends and Family members seem to forget details like HONOR, and TRUST when classic cars, and personal greed start creeping in!
Besides, why go to all of that trouble of a one year transfer, when he has already stated that he is willing to just sit on it for another year or two while it ticks over the 10 year mark ? ? ?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: cyclemikey ()
Date: October 05, 2019 07:27AM

I dealt with the California DMV for over 40 years as a dealer, repair shop, smog inspector, and of course, private citizen. I got the hell out of there 14 years ago, however, so my info may not be current any more but:

1) Does anyone know for certain that vehicles still "drop out" of the system after 8 years, or ten years? At one time there were rumors that because of virtually unlimited cheap data storage now, vehicle records would NOT be tossed anymore.

2) If you ARE waiting for the car to drop out of the system, be careful about inquiring about the car's status with the DMV. Every such inquiry has the potential to count as an "event" on the car's record, and restart the clock all over again.

I'll go back in my corner and quit stirring the pot now....


Mikey
on the mighty Millicoma in
Coos Bay, Oregon

'64 Monza coupe
waaay too much other stuff to list

Re: California Licensing Our Own Car that has been Been Sitting
Posted by: The Californian ()
Date: October 05, 2019 07:55AM

'count as an "event" on the car's record, and restart the clock all over again.'

As we say in LA.'I am not paranoid they are out to get me.'

'vehicle records would NOT be tossed anymore'

I believe it.

If it does not work then we will move on to something more drastic.

Thanks.

THE CALIFORNIAN

BIG HORSEPOWER HIGH SPEED ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE!

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