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Old 8th August 2009, 00:35   #1
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My late father-in-law had an OMNI in Mumbai. It had a BLF registration I think, and was sold in 1994. Is there a way to find out if the car is still alive? And who is its present owner?

I can find out the registration number from some old photographs. Do you think this info is sufficient to locate a vehicle?
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My late father-in-law had an OMNI in Mumbai. It had a BLF registration I think, and was sold in 1994. Is there a way to find out if the car is still alive? And who is its present owner?

I can find out the registration number from some old photographs. Do you think this info is sufficient to locate a vehicle?
grease some hands in the RTO department and trace the current owner or last owner by the registration number it has the day it was sold!

have money, will work!
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Old 8th August 2009, 00:59   #3
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Well, AP RTO is completely only. You can easily get registration details the car just by entering the number. However, you don`t get the add of the owner, you just get the name, date of regd., engine no, chassis no. etc.

I don`t know if MH has an online RTO like most of them here in south. Google it once. Or else as parm said, you would have to do it manually by working your way out by vitamin M.
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its funny...i am trying to relocate my Dads first car maruti 800 from the 88. I have paid almost 1.5 lacs in bribes so far to all the officials to find and get that car for me...it was in UP and I still havent got a clue yet :(

It was a priceless piece which I will always cherish!
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its funny...i am trying to relocate my Dads first car maruti 800 from the 88. I have paid almost 1.5 lacs in bribes so far to all the officials to find and get that car for me...it was in UP and I still havent got a clue yet :(

It was a priceless piece which I will always cherish!
You're kidding right? You paid 1.5 lakhs? I mean 1,50,000 Indian rupees? For a car which in pure financial terms is worth about 1/3rd that? Just to RTO officials? Dude, I'll become an RTO officer in your area! Career prospects seem fantastic!
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Me too. Guess I wasted my years doing an MBA.

We need more people like you only!
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That's exactly the situation I do not want to get into. Being an emotional fool is fine but being blackmailed about it is not.

Unless there is evidence that the car is still alive, it does not make sense to pay a lot of money to trace its owner.
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sentiments....emotions....priceless

for him it is priceless, i am sure he can spent more.....if he can afford obviously.....calling this situation a "emotional fool", is a foolish thing in my opinion.

many a times money is not the thing

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its funny...i am trying to relocate my Dads first car maruti 800 from the 88. I have paid almost 1.5 lacs in bribes so far to all the officials to find and get that car for me...it was in UP and I still havent got a clue yet :(

It was a priceless piece which I will always cherish!

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its funny...i am trying to relocate my Dads first car maruti 800 from the 88. I have paid almost 1.5 lacs in bribes so far to all the officials to find and get that car for me...it was in UP and I still havent got a clue yet :(

It was a priceless piece which I will always cherish!

Looking at the cars he owns in his signature i am sure 1.5 lakh is peanuts for him. But i am a strong supporter of your emotions. I just hope you find the car one day.
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Looking at the cars he owns in his signature i am sure 1.5 lakh is peanuts for him. But i am a strong supporter of your emotions. I just hope you find the car one day.
Money is money friend, just because someone has expensive cars doesnt mean the undervalue $$$. Its just the sentimental side that pushes you. I infact am trying to find my dad's RX from his hooligan days.
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There is something called 'information letter' (RTO agents call it so) which you can get from the RTO upon application for the same. This letter contains vehicle registration details, name and address of the owner.

I had such a letter for my Indigo GLS two and half years back from Pune RTO, before purchasing it second hand. Remember paying the RTO agent Rs.150/- or so. Though the car is sold by me before a year, I will check for papers for this 'information letter' and update here.
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in karnataka there is something called as B-EXTRACT,the fees is 10 rupees,this will give you all the information a chassis book has,going directly & paying the fees is a problem though,catch hold of an agent pay him 100 rupees & the work will be done.
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Thank you to all who replied. Just a clarification: the emotional fool thing was not directed at any member but myself.

Back to the topic; I have spoken to a couple of guys in the RTO, lets see what happens. Since the car has an old series number, it makes it that much more difficult to trace. Most records would be manual and not computerised.
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