<VV> California DMV -- Now NJ DMV

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Wed Jun 11 22:01:00 EDT 2014

In Texas they won't allow you to put a purchase price on the paperwork that is less than book value.  They also have big signs that say if you lie on the form you can get up to 5 years in jail.  If you buy a vehicle for less than book value you risk jail time because you have to lie on the form about how much you paid for it.

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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Tom Hughes via VirtualVairs
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I, too, have my dead-man's signature required story. I bought my '65 LeMans from the widow of the original owner who'd passed away unexpectedly. She signed the back of the title and I took it to the CA DMV where I was told the signature on the back needed to match the name on the front. I replied that the bearer of the name on the front was dead. The counter-person repeated, this time with a slight smile, "the signature must match the name on the front."
Catching her drift I asked her if I could sign the dead man's name.
"Nope," she said.
"Can you sign the back for me?"
I then turned to the person in line behind me and asked her if she'd be willing to sign a dead man's name on the back of the pink slip. After being assured by the counter person that she wouldn't get into trouble, she obliged.
The counter person took the title with the obviously forged signature and issued me a new one in my name.

Tom in Baltimore
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