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This has been parked up round the back of my flats for the 3 years I've lived here. None of the neighbours seem to know anything about its owner. Has it been left for dead?
Be a shame if it has. Its a 325 auto. The leather is covered in mould and there is a ton of bird crap on it. Being under a tree hasn't helped it either.
Anyone else spotted any forgotten BMW's? Post some pics if possible...
 

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This has been parked up round the back of my flats for the 3 years I've lived here. None of the neighbours seem to know anything about its owner. Has it been left for dead?
Be a shame if it has. Its a 325 auto. The leather is covered in mould and there is a ton of bird crap on it. Being under a tree hasn't helped it either.
Anyone else spotted any forgotten BMW's? Post some pics if possible...
As it's in Worthing, the owner is probably in a nursing home!! Seriously though, why not trace the owner and take it off his hands and fixer-upper or break for parts?
 

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As it's in Worthing, the owner is probably in a nursing home!! Seriously though, why not trace the owner and take it off his hands and fixer-upper or break for parts?
are most people old in worthing? could do with a M3 e36:jaw-dropping wishing lol.
sounds like a plan buy all the bmws of the old people for cheap and make them minted again.
 

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As it's in Worthing, the owner is probably in a nursing home!! Seriously though, why not trace the owner and take it off his hands and fixer-upper or break for parts?
If you find a car lying about like that Neal is there away to find out the owner on the internet or something?
 

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shame it looks tidy apart from the mess lol, i found a 328 and asked the owner if he would sell me the rear headrests, the car magicaly disappeared a week later after being stood a year and no he wouldnt sell me them
 

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If you find a car lying about like that Neal is there away to find out the owner on the internet or something?
I believe so. The DVLA will (in theory) release details for a legitimate purpose (they do to private parking companies!) but I recal lthere is/was a website (perhaps unofficial) as well.

Worth a quick google!
 

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Have you run the reg through the insurance database to see if its insured ? (you never know) And then can't you flag a police car down and explain to them you want to buy it but can't find the owner ? It's only a quick radio call for the police to find out if it's stolen and dumped v's left to die isn't it. Granted the police might not give you the address of the person but they might get in touch with the owner themselves and you could then take it from there.

What about that copper who comes on here ? can't he run the reg and let you know ? obviously hush hush though :thumbsup

And lastly I used to work as a car valeter for a car buy and sell company and they had a few car transporters (the little 1 car ones) and one of the drivers told me that if they come across a car thats looking dumped on the side of the road and as long as there is no police stickers on the car and the car has smashed windows etc. he could legally just take it as scrap! (this is where the police officer who visits the forum to come confirm this to be true) :hihi or not!

HTH :thumbsup
 

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Have you run the reg through the insurance database to see if its insured ? (you never know) And then can't you flag a police car down and explain to them you want to buy it but can't find the owner ? It's only a quick radio call for the police to find out if it's stolen and dumped v's left to die isn't it. Granted the police might not give you the address of the person but they might get in touch with the owner themselves and you could then take it from there.

What about that copper who comes on here ? can't he run the reg and let you know ? obviously hush hush though :thumbsup

And lastly I used to work as a car valeter for a car buy and sell company and they had a few car transporters (the little 1 car ones) and one of the drivers told me that if they come across a car thats looking dumped on the side of the road and as long as there is no police stickers on the car and the car has smashed windows etc. he could legally just take it as scrap! (this is where the police officer who visits the forum to confirm this to be true)

HTH :thumbsup
Lol I think he'll find that's theft plain and simple. Looks to have no tax and on private property. Think the DVLA will release details for £2.50 for a legitimate purpose (up to you what you right on the form) and DVLA never say no to money so worth a try ;)

But 3 years? I'd say top end rebuild at the minimum..
Worth a oner just for the panels IMO
 

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Lol I think he'll find that's theft plain and simple. Looks to have no tax and on private property. Think the DVLA will release details for £2.50 for a legitimate purpose (up to you what you right on the form) and DVLA never say no to money so worth a try ;)

But 3 years? I'd say top end rebuild at the minimum..
Worth a oner just for the panels IMO
No I think there is some law that says they can take abandoned cars off the road m8 but I guess we need some real authority to tell us the real deal. :thumbsup
 

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local lad who has a recovery type flatbed truck got prosecuted for taking abandoned cars not long ago .... seems like everything there are proper channels to go through and that most councils and police forces have their own prefered recovery firms to deal with abandoned vehicles.

even if the owner has passed away the chances are that there is someone somewhere who is legaly entitled to it wether they are aware of it or not ..... theft is theft at the end of the day.
 

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I had a quick look on google and found this on another forum.Y can claim for abandoned cars
http://passionford.com/forum/general-car-related-discussion/62326-the-escort-cosworth-that-cost-me-450-a.html
Thats not really claiming it :rofl just filling out the v62 and hoping the registered keeper doesn't reply to the DVLA.

I had this tried on me, got a letter from the DVLA saying someone tried applying for a logbook and they'd issue it unless I got in touch with them. Best thing to do is cover up the VIN number in your windscreen with a bit of paper ;)
 

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Thats not really claiming it :rofl just filling out the v62 and hoping the registered keeper doesn't reply to the DVLA.

I had this tried on me, got a letter from the DVLA saying someone tried applying for a logbook and they'd issue it unless I got in touch with them. Best thing to do is cover up the VIN number in your windscreen with a bit of paper ;)
Can't they find the VIN from a HPI or dealers? That's what I read on the thread on PF.
 

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looks like someone changed the wheels for a bit of fun in it i suppose being an auto it wont be amazing but i dont think an old person would have done it unless it was a midlife crisis lol
 
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