Date registered: Feb 2009
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NY MV907A flood salvage title. Possible to register in FL
I have previously bought and repaired 3 flood damaged salvage Mercedes. R350 2009, E350 2011 and CLS550 2007. I don;t do this for profit, its just a hobby as I have SD computer and like to keep the cars myself. If any future problems develop I just fix them as I go along.
The 1st 2 vehicles, I got Florida rebuilt titles for them quite easily, was a relatively simple process showing all the work I had done, providing receipts and having them inspected.
The 2007 CLS550 did not come with a Salvage Title but a Certificate of Destruction. Florida DMV's paperwork states they will not issue rebuilt titles to vehicles with Certificate of Destruction
This was my oversight and my fault for not doing my homework. I therefore repaired the vehicle and sold it to a buyer from Kentucky. Apparently Kentucky DMV are quite happy to inspect these types of vehicles and issue rebuilt titles. I made a loss on the vehicle, I originally intended to keep it for myself as I have the other 2.
Made a note to avoid certificate of destruction titles in future.
Fast forward to last week, bought another flood damages vehicle from Copat Houston. 2011 S550. Am waiting to have it delivered and to start work on fixing it. I intend to keep it and use it myself, not to resell.
In title type it had the following NY MV907A-FLOOD SALVAGE so I figured I was safe.
I now discover that MV907a often state that they can only be rebuilt in the state of New York.
This would be a huge pain for me to try and have it inspected and titled in New York
Does anyone have any experience with this and know if Florida DMV would accept the New York Salvage title MV907A??
I know all states have different laws and different interpretations. Florida DMV themselves simply state the following
“Unrebuildable” or “Certificate of Destruction” branded vehicles may not be Rebuilt according to F.S. 319.30.
This is clearly rebuildable, seems a but unfair for New York to choose where its rebuilt and titled
Any and all advice gratefully received.
I will call the DMV at some point but expect to be given the runaround