In California, once registered as a salvaged title, it is always a salvaged title. I'm not sure if registering it out of state would clear the title; California has closed many of those loopholes. One that has not been closed TMK, is if a car is not registered for 5 years it drops out of the system and has to be inspected to be registered. I don't know if they'd pick up the salvaged title that way from out of state. IMO, that is not honest either and if found out later could create liability issues when discovered if the car were sold as a restoration. Yes, the value is less...many people will not buy a salvaged title.I recently acquired a GTV with a "salvaged" title.
Any thoughts as to how much less it might be worth if fully restored?
Maybe making it a daily driver should be the limit?
From what I gather there is no way to get the title cleared?
IMHO I am not sure a salvage title is really much of a negative once a car reaches a certain age and is restored.The body/ frame are perfect... from what i gather it was stolen years ago and not recovered until after the insurance had been paid
Joe,IMHO I am not sure a salvage title is really much of a negative once a car reaches a certain age and is restored.
I would certainly much rather have a car that is 100% restored with a salvage title due to a theft recovery than one with a clear title that was restored from a rust bucket.