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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 07:34 PM
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i am planning ob buying my 9c1 at a police auction, the only prob there is that they don't give you no temporary plates, and i live in a state that is and 18 hour drive from the auction. does anyone know how i could get a temporary plates, and drive my beast home?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 08:02 PM
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First off i went to the licencing commission with the ownership, and licence and insurance and they gave me a temporary stick on paper to put on my rear windsheild. My car was sitting at the place for three days after i bought it so expect the same.

Most dealer ownder walk with thier own dealer plate which is valid for any vehicle.
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 09:24 PM
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In my state, it is legal to swap the plates off of another car for up to one week after the date on the Bill Of Sale, so I just took the plates off my old car, which I still had insured (part of the law states that the car donating the plates has to remain insured for the time when its plates are on another car). My dad drove me down in his car, and he followed me home in my 9C1. Also, my wires for my brake lights weren't exactly connected when I got the car, so I didn't have any brakelights, so my dad followed me to make sure nobody rear ended me either. As soon as I got it into the driveway I climbed into the trunk and rewired the lights. Then I replaced every bulb in the car, because after rewiring them I found that more than half of them were dead.
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 10:32 PM
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I bought a 9c1 privately from out of state. Maybe I'm dumb lucky, but I drove it without any type of tag. I broke down on the way home and a cop stopped to help. We showed him the bill of sale and he didn't seem to have any objections.

I also was able to get my car insurance company to email me the new ID card for it before I went. I was driving from Alabama to Florida by the way.
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 08:37 AM
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Are you finacing the purchase? If so when I bought mine I was approved up to a certain dollar amount. I then went on found one I wanted, wrote a check from my personal account that was verified with a phone call and fax.
If you do this, the bank can give you a temp tag to take with you when you purchase the car. I flew out to CT to get one and had all this ready for a trip back to WI.(Didn't work out, but that's another story.)
Otherwise I would call your insurance agent and tell them your plan to buy and drive back. Make sure they can cover you during this time, and then just go without any tags. Keep proof of insurance and purchase and you should be fine. Good luck!
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 05:49 PM
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maybe i should get one of the uhal things to tow the car? is it legal to tow a car without the plates, and does anyone have any idea how much would the uhal thing cost me? and do you have to have a towing package installed on your car for that?
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 07:07 PM
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I would suggest you make a call to your DMV (Secretary of State or whatever it is called in NY). They will be able to tell you what the transport laws are on a newly purchased vehicle in your state. Most states give a 48 or 72 hour transport waiver without a plate, so long as you have the title signed to you.

When I bought my 9C1, I got pulled over while driving home. Actually, my buddy got pulled over. I was behind him. As soon as I showed the officer the title (dated and signed by the city I bought it from) he didn't have any problem. Drove home the rest of the way without a problem (which was about a mile).
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2001, 09:17 AM
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What state are you bringing the Vehicle From?
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2001, 05:24 PM
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Ok: he lives in NY, buys the car in NJ, and wants to drive, and register it in IL (got relatives living there). But insurance is much lower in IL, then in Brooklyn, NY. Actually insurance is lower anywhere else, then in Brooklyn...
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2001, 06:50 PM
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I bought my used Texas DPS 9C1 thru a private auction house that was contracted thru the state. When you bought the vehicle, you had to fill out some paper work, and there was some "State offical's" there collecting the paperwork, and when you paid you were issued a copy of of the document's, along with (1) key to the unit, along with (2)Temporary Tag's.

So I drove the bad boy home. The only bad thing is I bought the car late Fri evening, and it was too late to call the Insurance office, so I had to drive all the way from Austin to Angleton w/o any insurance.

David
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