Does it matter when you're buying your project if its a clean title or Salvage?
Salvage title does not mean stolen. Insurance companies place salvage titles on vehicles that have been crashed, stolen and recovered, flood damage etc. if they determine that repairing it is not cost effective then they salvage it. Many owners opt to buy it back from an insurance company and then repair it themselves. It is true that a vehicle is devalued when it has a salvage title but if you are planning on a frame up build, possibly even replacing most of the frame then it may be a better value to purchase a salvaged title at a reduced cost to enhance your build budget. Depends on how quick you plan on selling it after you finish your build. In other words if you plan on keeping it for the useful life of the build then don't be afraid of a salvaged title. Just do your homework on why the vehicle received a salvaged title in the first place.I once went to register our class 7 ranger for a green sticker and the CHP office told me that if the chassis or motor comes back as stolen, they would take it and crush it