Somewhere on the forum their was a complaint about the cost of going to court to get a title to an antique car. I can't quickly locate the thread but here is a lower cost solution from a local attorney who is an AACA member:
Typically, I charge a flat $500 for my services which includes drafting the proper petition or the court where the matter must be submitted, consulting with the client, preparing affidavits, researching the several databases to determine the current title status of the vehicle (stolen, salvaged, previously titled, etc.) and finally appearing at a hearing, if necessary before a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas wherever the case is filed. Additionally, the client must pay any ďcostsĒ. Costs include the filing fee with the court (ranges between $75 & $180) and any service costs to serve notice on the previous owner if they donít know who it is or can no longer find them. This is a service that I offer to the hobby. I do not exactly make money on this given the substantial time and effort that I put into each case. I wish there was an easier way, but until that happens, Iím more than happy to assist hobbyists in navigating the murky legal channels to get their cars legal.
In the previous thread it stated something like $2,000 it costs someone. This is still cheaper than going to most title services. If you want the name and phone number of this attorney I will be happy to give it to you. Please email to email@example.com and put Title Question in the title area.