I have a few questions, but I also have a quick story so if you dont want to read the story then just skip to the bottom.
Today I went to a local mustang graveyard looking for front end parts, because a few weeks ago I rear-ended a Trailblazer in my 1970 Sportsroof and am in need of most of a new front clip, and am planning on taking the opportunity to drop in a 331 stroker with the new front end. I found a nice donor Mustang with good fenders and a hood which I was very close to buying ($250 for the fenders and hood), but I decided to take one last look around the yard before I did. The last time that I was there, the junkyard owner had told me that there were more mustangs that I didnt see, hidden half a mile in the woods, behind a house, caged in a fence. SO I decided to look and nothing special until the VERY LAST car, under a tarp. My friend calls me over and pulls the tarp and there is a Grabber Blue 1970 Mach 1. Very nice condition, floors and frame rails are gone, but the body panels are straight and no dings and very little visible rust other than the floors and quarters, black hood scoop, mach 1 grill, front lower splitter, white interior, 351 4v automatic trans, original stickers all over the car, power steering, quarter panels mostly gone... so on. I checked the door and there was no data plate. So I go back to the owner and ask him if its for sale and he says that it is, but the PO lost the title for it,
... and that he'll get back to me on the price.
I was just wondering if there was any way to have a title made for the car, (and/or a data plate) and most importantly if there is any way to check with a VIN number (which it did have in the window) to see if it is stolen or lost... so on. Any advice or input on how to approach this situation would be very much appreciated! Thanks!
Ill be posting some pictures soon, so if you guys want to take guesses at what its worth or have any idea then we can see what you guys say and then see whos good with estimates. (No prizes, sorry... hahaha :p )
1970 Mustang Mach 1