When a vehicle has a salvage title, it means that you are no longer allowed to drive it on the road. That does not mean you have to sell it for scrap, though. In the state of Maine, it is possible to have a salvage vehicle repaired, given a rebuilt title, and allowed back on the road.
What Is the Process?
In Maine, a rebuilt title has to be issued when two or more vehicle frames that are joined together, or at least five components of the salvaged vehicle have been replaced to receive a new title. A fee needs to be paid, currently $33.
Also, you will need to make sure you have an inventory and receipt of all of the parts that were used to reconstruct the vehicle and to get it into operable condition. Make sure you know where the parts came from and that you have the vehicle identification number of those parts.
The new title will be stamped to indicate that it is a rebuilt salvage vehicle, which will alert any potential buyers of the vehicle in the future. After you apply and receive the new title, you will be able to register the vehicle for the road.