Exactly. CA likes to hold cars hostage if the registration isn't current, no matter what the reason.
When I bought my 1962 300SE out of a CA estate, I ended up using a bogus title service to get it clear of the nearly $2k in back fees CA wanted before they would release the title. Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jul 24, 2014, at 1:57 PM, Mitch Haley <mi...@mitchellhaley.com> wrote: > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > >> I hate the flat multi-hole wheels and would much rather have bundts, but you >> take the good with the bad. Note that it has California plates. That's not >> good, as CA is a total PITA to get registrations and titles from. > > I hope it has current CA plates, or somebody might have to pay the back > registration fees before the title will be released. > > OTOH, my nephew-in-law drove around on expired CA plates for many years in > multiple states before moving back to CA. When they moved back to CA a couple > of years ago, his VIN didn't show up as having any debts against it. > Apparently it had been too many years for it to still be in the computer. > > Mitch. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com All posts are the result of individual contributors and as such, those individuals are responsible for the content of the post. The list owner has no control over the content of the messages of each contributor.