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Old 06-16-2008, 11:09 AM
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I have heard of this senario many times where you basically pay past registration fees for a car not currently registered all those years. Could not a friend register that car using the ownership in another state first. Then only a transfer back to california might be required?
We have some crazy requirements as well but that california one has always stood out. Not even reasonable in my opinion.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by barry123400 View Post
I have heard of this senario many times where you basically pay past registration fees for a car not currently registered all those years. Could not a friend register that car using the ownership in another state first. Then only a transfer back to california might be required?
We have some crazy requirements as well but that california one has always stood out. Not even reasonable in my opinion.
Ya I think alot of people in california do this, though this would not work in colorado because to register it here the title needs to be a CO title, which requires a vin inspection, which means someone has to see the car.

Another reason to dislike CA for auto stuff, they try to gain some revenue by imposing back registration on a vehicle, which only annoys most people, and many others slip around it.

Tax them, and they will found a loophole out.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by vstech View Post
I have to get all the cars out of my yard... the neighbors have reported me for excessive cars.
I have:
3 126 SD's
3 123 D's
3 123 TD's

I am actively taking requests for entire cars, parts etc.
let me know by PM, here, or on email
arrgh, ya do nice things for stupid neighbors, and it ALWAYS ends up biting you in the A$$
Inbound PM and email both. Looking for 300D W123 parts...
1984 300 Coupe TurboDiesel
Silver blue paint over navy blue interior
2nd owner & 2nd engine in an otherwise
99% original unmolested car
~210k miles on the clock

1986 Ford F250 4x4 Supercab
Charcoal & blue two tone paint over burgundy interior
Banks turbo, DRW, ZF-5 & SMF conversion
152k on the clock - actual mileage unknown

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:48 PM
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PM sent. Looking for a W123 passenger side mirror.

Good luck with all the cars!
1982 240D, sold 9/17/2008
1987 300D Turbo
W124.133 - 603.960, 722.317 - Smoke Silver Metallic / Medium Red (702/177), acquired 8/15/2009
262,715 and counting
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:18 PM
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in case one of those cars was a typo, im looking for a 123 coupe driver door, without any parts.
Daily driver: 80 EURO 280CE, english red
My car domain
Parts car: 81 US 280CE, metallic anthracite grey
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:01 PM
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Welcome to the club! I've gotten that letter before... twice

rule here is two cars untagged/unregistered, not counting any in an enclosed building.

1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by charmalu View Post
Here is Ca, you have to keep them registered or file a non-op with the DMV. I think if they are registered they have to have insurance also.

If the registration expires, there are penalities. Don`t pay for several years and decide to register, have to pay for ea yr. up to current and penalities. I have two in-op and one unregistered for the past 29 yrs.
been sitting in the barn.

show us some pictures, and maybe you can be a mini PNP

If it's been out of reg for 29 yrs, you're good to go, it used to be after 7 yrs it falls out of the system and simply no longer exists, now I believe it is down to 5 yrs. I have no idea what smoke they were blowing at you about pending how it fell out. One thing I learned about CA's DMV's, you go in there being meek and clueless and they smell you coming like a pack of wolves, bend over. Tell them it was stored off the street in a yard, if it was moved and they ask how, always on a flatbed trailer. You just have to say the right words, some people are nice and hint you to what you need to do/say. others say nothing and let you dig a hole. All you need to do is tell them it's been out of the system that long, they will look for an existing record of it on file (which they will not find by now) and then hand you some forms to fill out that give you the right to title it. Then you'll have to take it down to have it inspected to verify it is actually the car (vin/year/model verification to your paperwork) I've been down this road many many times with my antique car habit. No worries. I still need to do that with my 39 Chevy one of these's been long out for over 40 yrs, so no rush.

Now because they lost so many penalties from cars dropping out and patient people, they do the same thing on delinquent car reg's as they do travel trailers, automatically garnish the fees from your taxes or paycheck after it falls so far behind & send you a tag. (If you have insurance). It also used to be lien saling, salvaging, or getting a junk slip would clear fees, they eliminated that recently too, at the same time they made it illegal to send a car to the wrecking yard without an actual junk slip in hand (which you have to pay the fees up to get)...convenient eh? Acetylene torches work well in those situations
64 190D R.I.P.
80 240D W/617 engine -for sale
82 240D -for sale
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:19 PM
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How much are the 300SD, and some pics of it would be nice...
Benz's in our garage
2008 E320 Bluetec 127k mi

1987 300SDL 200K+
1994 S320 181K mi


1995 E320 Special Edition [Rear ended]
1984 300SD [Head on collision]
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:06 AM
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I need a rear hatch for a 123 TD, but it's a bit far to ship to California... I guess I'll just keep looking around here. I just missed one at Picknpull in Moss Landing. I saw it when I was there on half-price day recently but didn't need it then. When my son got back from college needing the hatch we went back to the junkyard and the hatch I had seen was gone. Steve
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:15 AM
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I do demolition derbies and as you can imagine, a lot of people in this "sport" get some pretty pissed off neighbors and have trouble storing their cars. In some places a loophole for this is to store the car on a trailer. Not too sure why but it exempts it from being considered a junk car.
"spreading a trail of obnoxious where ever we go"
1981 300sd w/ 341,500 miles
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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I'm in the market for a 123 rear axle(drivers side)

are any of the wagons in roadworthy shape? My little brother is looking for a college car
$60 OM617 Blank Exhaust Flanges
$110 OM606 Blank Exhaust Flanges
No merc at the moment
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:49 AM
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Too bad North Carolina only considers a vehicle older than 35 years an antique, otherwise you could cheaply register them that way. I just did so here in Virginia with my 1980 280SL and it is now registered for the life of the car with no more inspections or emissions tests.

I don't know about any of your other 31 cars, but if any are over 35 years old you might want to look into it.

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80 280SL
85 300SD
87 300TD
90 300TE 4Matic
90 300D 2.5 Turbo
92 300D 2.5 Turbo
92 300TE 4Matic
01 Saab 9-5 Wagon
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:29 AM
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Anything on the PM I sent about the 126's?
05 Mustang GT Vert (3) 101k
12 TSX Wagon Tech (66k) (93k)
03 CL Type S manual (157k) 163k
06 Subaru Outback base (135k) 153k
95 Del Sol (93k) 290k
93 Stealth ES (167k) 169k
18 Silverado 2500 LTZ Midnight (212) 4700
90 350SDL 253k
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:21 PM
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Also sent pm need passenger mirrior for my sd.

thanks Jim
Jim Messina

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2006 Silverado Z71
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:24 AM
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sorry, I am compiling a list, and I will get back to everybody. I responded to some of the email questions. I have been clearing out the non MB's and am currently in the process of acquiring additional storage for the vehicles to get around the storage issue! it looks like I will be able to get a 50x50 metal building for free!!! now, if only the tax nazis don't give me too much greif for runoff and building permits etc... I have a business license for operation out of the site my HVAC company, so I SHOULD be able to have it. I have a large garden, and I use my buildings gutters to fill 20,000 gallons for lawn and garden watering... that ought to get me around the runoff issue.
John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
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