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Old 10-01-2016, 09:22 AM   #11
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How is this still for sale? It's been 18 hours!
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #12
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Oh, looks like it's an EB70 so that gaucho is longer than I thought. Not bad!



That is a seriously cool interior layout!

If those second-row captains chairs can be fairly-reasonably-easily popped in/out of the van, that's one heck of a flexible arrangement. I'd love that setup to be able to take a second pair of adventurers along on some of our trips.

(Currently we have an RB30 with the sideways-facing gaucho, which we love....but when the parents are in town to visit, it would be super nice to to able to take them someplace nifty on a day-trip outing in the Sportsmobile, without subjecting them to sitting sideways on a couch with only lap-belts.)
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:38 AM   #13
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The last time this was listed, it was listed as a lien. My assumption is that it was abandoned at a storage facility and the owner liened the SMB to get the title. May have been sitting for a while.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #14
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The last time this was listed, it was listed as a lien. My assumption is that it was abandoned at a storage facility and the owner liened the SMB to get the title. May have been sitting for a while.
You are correct. The 'owner' does not have the title. He owns the tow yard. It sat for 2 years. He said 4 people looked at it in person and did not buy it.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:32 AM   #15
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Man, bummer. That makes it an obtainable dream. Too much red tape to fool with even if you could find the owner.

I would say this would still be a great deal for someone willing to swap the SMB goodies (interior and top) to a newer van. Find a good van for $5k and offer the guy 8 or so for that thing, rob all of it's parts and haul it to the salvage yard.

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Old 10-02-2016, 11:50 AM   #16
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Man, bummer. That makes it an obtainable dream. Too much red tape to fool with even if you could find the owner.

I would say this would still be a great deal for someone willing to swap the SMB goodies (interior and top) to a newer van. Find a good van for $5k and offer the guy 8 or so for that thing, rob all of it's parts and haul it to the salvage yard.

Or...(I didn't suggest this, lol).....buy another same-year van, swap the VIN plates......

Seriously though --- that's a bummer. Will this van most likely rot into obscurity on that lot, because someone didn't do their paperwork/pay their taxes at some point? How much does it truly cost to obtain a title when one is lost?

If re-titling a vehicle is something that's a well-known expense, then like 86Scotty is saying, go to the seller and make an offer based on what you know you'll have to spend "over and above that" to get it back on the road and legit.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:52 AM   #17
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If the yard owner has a legal lien, he then has the right to sell it, and the buyer should be able to obtain title. If it were me, and I wanted to buy it, I would go to the DMV with the seller and make sure all paperwork was in order prior to handing over the money. Years ago in California, I did a lien sale on a couple cars I bought without title. It took a bit of time, but wasn't hard or expensive.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:21 PM   #18
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Texas Vehicle Mechanicís Lien Process

https://texaslawtoday.com/2013/05/20...osure-process/
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:29 PM   #19
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I can help make that thing "legal" quickly. I have a 1996 EB350 that I am about to scrap here in Washington. I bought it for the pop top. Someone could purchase my van/title cheap then swap the vin
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I can help make that thing "legal" quickly. I have a 1996 EB350 that I am about to scrap here in Washington. I bought it for the pop top. Someone could purchase my van/title cheap then swap the vin
Is there a legal way to do that?
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