Originally Posted by M@X
If you ever look around craigslist, you'll see there are some deals way to good to be true. The vehicle isn't stolen, the VIN doesn't come up as stolen, but there is no title. How would you go about making a fake title so you could get plates for the vehicle? When the VIN is typed in does the previous owners name come up? When you check a VIN does it just say if its stolen or not?
You should be able to request a title, California has forms to request a copy on their dmv website, just have the person do a bill of sale,release of liability pay for the registration and smog and you should be ready to go. It should pop up on any car fax report website if a police report was made or an easier way to go about it is to run the vin number through the police department or flag an officer down on duty and have him run it using some bullshit story.If its not in their name you might just be assed out unless they have the owner's information and you consider forgery to be moral.