[Spridgets] Need help in dealing with a missing title

Brad Fornal tequila.brad at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 11:30:00 MDT 2011

Perhaps you should see if you could cover the costs for the hanger owner, to
have a lawyer send them a letter of collection. That may spur some action
out of the legal owner.

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM, James Gruber <thistle_3619 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Folks I need some advice on how to deal with this one on a '59 BE I learned
> about and have been working with the person who has the car in his
> possession.
> Car has been in storage in an airplane hangar for some time. It has unpaid
> storage fees. Car was verbally given to my contact's son in exchange for
> storage
> fees and abandoned. The legal owner of this car who holds the title,
> car BTW has
> not been titled since '78, refuses to return calls. I can pick up
> this car for a
> fairly modest cost. I have not looked at this car but it will
> likely need a
> rotiserie restoration but it is unmolested and all of the parts
> and pieces are
> there. Here is the note I received this AM.
> Jim,
> My son was
> here this past weekend and we discussed what to do with the Bug Eye.
> As far
> as we are concerned the car is yours. As you recall the person who was
> looking after the car verbally gave the car to xxxxxmy son. However, we
> have
> no
> title and no matter how many times web ve talked to xxxxx (the person
> looking
> after the car) he has not come up with a title from the owner, a
> distant
> relative of his wife. So if you want the car it is yours as far as we
> are
> concerned and you will have to deal with xxxxxx for title purposes. I
> know this
> is not a clean deal like we wanted but Rick will be leaving for
> Japan the end of
> July and needs hangar space to store his belongings. Let me
> know if you are
> still interested and when you would like to come to xxxxxx.
> I need some advice from the group on how to deal with this one. I know
> there
> are
> ways.... but how best to deal with this so I don't have an issue later
> on.
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