titles

New Hampshire is not too bad. At least not for older stuff.

Any vehicle older than 1989 is "title exempt". In fact, if you surrender an out of state title at registration time, you'll never see it again. They won't issue a new one (except as below). I still have the California title for #7102 tucked away.

First step to get older cars and bikes on the road is to get a form from your town clerk and have the VIN verified by your local authorized state inspection shop. Then it's back to the town clerk, surrender the form, sign the registration, pay your money, get your plates and off you go. You don't even need to provide proof of insurance. Other than that, the vehicle must be safety inspected within ten days.

A state issued "vintage title" is available upon submission of a notarized form and a prior registration or bill of sale. I don't know how much weight these would really carry outside of New Hampshire though.

Another nice feature is the cardboard "20 day plate". It's a temporary registration that can be used for any year vehicle. All you need is a bill of sale (hand written will do) showing the VIN, year, make and model. The only hitch is that these must be obtained at the official state DMV offices and it's a one time only thing. Very handy for getting a roadworthy new toy home, down to the inspection shop for VIN verification, and a few days of road testing too.
I lived in CT (a title not needed state, because every car goes thru a full motor vehicle inspection on ever car over 10 years old). I regestered my car in CT 8 years... Then I moved to Florida. In Florida the police do a vin inspection and check the background on the car. Then they sign a document that you take to DMV and DMV issues you a new title thats what happened to me in Florida. East sleasey fondue cheesey
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