Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cartersville, GA
The intent of the laws in this area, should be TO NEVER, YES NEVER, I SAID NEVER, AND I MEAN NEVER, issue a title OF ANY TYPE, on a vehicle, that has ANY chance of being a stolen car, or a fake high value car.
A Title serves 2 purposes:
1) To positively identify THE VEHICLE
2) To positively identify the RIGHTFUL OWNER
When you are attempting to get a title, when you get a State Trooper to verify the VIN, he is trying to POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THE VEHICLE. When he goes inside and runs the VIN on the NCIC computer, he's attempting to POSITIVELY DETERMINE IT IS NOT STOLEN. If he can do both, he signs your paper. If he can't sign the paper, you can't get a Title.
The Trooper is the weak link, but he functions as the GO/NO-GO gateway to a valid Title, in your name. For instance, if he's not a Mustang enthusiast, he doesn't have the ability to recognize a fake Boss 429, that was a stolen 6 cylinder that was made into a Boss with parts from a scrap rust-bucket Boss.
(EXAGGERATION OF COURSE)