It is a 85 capri, 5.0, 5 speed i love the looks of it, i was looking for a fox body mustang and came across this and from the pictures it looks sweet as hell, 2 owner car, in the same area all this time, adult owned....the wreck was in 94, so it seems to me everything was worked out since then and for the last 3 years it has been his "daily driver" only bringing in around 10k according to the auto fax....its being sold for 3200 which i feel for as good of shape as it is, is a great price, probably cause no one else would buy it though... idk what do you guys think? those year mustangs/capris are some of my favorite muscle cars...
If you like the car and feel it is good deal go check it out. R titled cars aren't really as big of a deal as they use to be. Esp if it is a desirable car. My sons first car (Mitsu 3000 Gt)was a R title. I checked the car out and it was in good shape, maintained, and safe, drove like new. guy sold the car cheaper because it was R title. Son had the car 2 years (with no issues)when we found good deal on 3000Gt VR-4 and sold the first one, actually sold it for more than we paid for it. R titled cars IMO are ok if they were fixed right.
If it already has the R title then all th B#!!$hit stuff is already done. it will transfer just like a normal title. A R title is hard to get financed but cash works.
In PA once a car is totaled it will get a salvage certificate. Which is transferable but can't get plates, insurance, or drive it with salvage certificate. Once the car has been repaired it needs to be taken to a inspection station that does enhanced inspections and have one done. The inspection mechanic will sign off on it assuming it passes and will sign the forms to apply for title. the forms and 4 pictures of car are then sent in for application for title. all goes right it is issued a R Title. once it has R title it can be issued plates and driven just like any other car
If the damage was done in 1994 that was 18 years ago, Would think any issues have been resolved. Check tires to see if any weird wear patterns.
See if you can find out what damage car had? Sometimes cars are totaled for less damage than you may think. If the insurance comp thinks car will have unseen damages that will take more a lot more to repair than estimate (like engine trans problems) then they will just total it.
Couple years ago my blazer was stolen and crashed. left front clip no frame damage. But the car was run pretty hard and was worried about eng/trans problem's. The adjuster said he wasn't going to get into all that and just totaled it.
And sometimes if the person that owns car is a nightmare customer they will total it if it is close to whatever percentage they use now just to get out of the headache.
I always liked the look of the Capri's. If the car checks out Offer the guy 2500-2800 and see what happens. it being a "R" title he might sell cheaper