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What is a reconstructed title mean?

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2010-02-23 07:24:46
2010-02-23 07:24:46

A reconstructed titled car is a car that was severely Damaged/Totaled and then a repair person or shop builds the car back up well enough to pass inspection. One should be very carefull if buying a vehicle like this because seller might not take it back or give refund. Vehicle might look fine at first but fit and driving ability may be weak or altered and when you get ready to sell the car yourself, it may be difficult or you may have to take a huge loss.

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A reconstructed title is a salvage car that has been repaired to be roadworthy. They are not always severely damaged, it just depends on the value of the car at the time of damage. It doesn't take much to total an older car, it takes a lot to total a new one. Personally, I would only buy a reconstructed vehicle that was at least 8 yrs old and I'd get it inspected by a pro prior to purchase. Sometimes a small fender bender will total an otherwise decent car. Keep this in mind though: a reconstructed car is worth about 60% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.

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My vehicle was totaled according to the insurance company. I cannot collect any money from the ins co unless I have a reconstructed title. How can I get a reconstructed car title


If you find a state that does not have reconstructed titles, and register the vehicle there, you may be able to do it.


depends on where you live, if you live in NY then you need to transfer the title to a NY salvage title. Then, you can apply for a reconstructed title there. Here in NJ, dont have a "reconstructed title". you have to apply for a salvage inspection so that theyll give you a clear title.


Why does this car have a reconstructed title?




If by reconstructed title you are referring to a vehicle that had a prior salvage title, I would think you could, contact an agent in your area. == Absolutely! No problem whatsoever. Keep in mind that a reconstructed car is worth roughly 60% of the value of a similar car with a clean title so if you total the car you will get less than real market value but hopefully you paid less for the car so it won't matter.


60% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.



Nope. Not legally anyway. The best you can do is totaled/reconstructed' if the car is roadworthy. Once issued a salvage title a car can never be issued a clean title legitimately.


NOPE. Once a salavage always a salvage, though in some states it can be called "totaled/reconstructed".


Once a salvage always a salvage or totaled/reconstructed; you cannot legally get a clear title the brand will remain. A reconstructed and roadworthy salvage car is worth 60% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's still salvage maybe 25% of the value of a comparable clean titled car.


Once a salvage title always a salvage title. You may get totaled/reconstructed or some other wording but the car will never be clean again, it will remain branded and it is illegal to do otherwise.To remove the 'salvage' on the title would defraud the next buyer. It would be unethical and probably illegal.


Virginia was the southern state reconstructed in 1870.


i have been waiting like 2 months email me at dietrupal1@gmail.com tell me how long u waited


Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, and Georgia reconstructed in 1870.


If it's still salvage about 20% of the value of a comparable clean titled car. If it's reconstructed/roadworthy about 60%


Assuming it's reconstructed/roadworthy, take 40% off the value of a comparable clean titled car.


All timbers used in the reconstructed Globe are oak.


what does surrendered title mean on my registration?


After his little brother knocked down his Lego tower, Spencer reconstructed it piece by piece.


You cannot legally make it clear, just totaled/reconstructed. You can title wash a car but that's not ethical so I won't go into the details.


Yes; why on earth would you think otherwise? The "salvage" title only means that it is a reconstructed, or rebuilt vehicle which has probably been heavily damaged and repaired. It is STILL your property, and in this respect, a title, is a title, is a title -- "salvage" has nothing to do with whether or not you own the property (vehicle). If some one else damages it, then they have damaged YOUR property.


A lot of classic cars have titles similar to that. Salvage, modified, or otherwise. No big deal. Where that would be an issue, would be on a new car. A bank will not loan on a "dirty" title. It will have no effect on a classic. Chuck....


If you mean the gold title then you must get 500 kills with it.If you mean the silver title then get ALL the attachments on the gun.



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