65 Tri-Power, auto, p.s.(Yay) Salvage title..(Boo)
New here and have been seraching, but have not run across info on this. Running out of time and hope you will indulge me.
I have found a 1965 GTO factory Tri Power with auto trans and power steering, very straight body, minimal rust, nearly original, runs, drives, stops. Very restorable.
Problem: It was stolen in the late 80's. They took the tri power manifold and carbs, and broke out all of the windows. The car was later recovered, issued a salvage title, then repaired. I live in MO which to my understanding will never issue a clear title even if the car is totally restored. You can license, insure, drive, sell, whatever, but the title will still indicate salvage or rebuilt. This normally knocks down the price.
My question is: does this hold true on a car this old? Would hate to buy it and restore it only to find out it's worth 10,000 less that one with a clear title. Especially since it was just stolen and not wrecked.....but how would you ever convince a buyer if you decided to sell it????
Want it bad, but in a quandry!