Military Vehicles, November 1996,: Re: M151

Re: M151

Lida L. Bensinger (
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 13:35:05 EST

If I were you, I'd NEVER go back to DRMO to ask anything about a M151.
I've demilled over 200 of these. None of my paperwork ever had serial
numbers listed. They don't know, don't want to know and I believe your
asking for nothing but trouble to call them.
The contract states "Purchaser is buying residue of the vehicle and not
the vehicle itself. No form 97 will be issued." In other words,no title
to the vehicle from the government. You are on your own if you rebuild
it. Get a reconstructed title from your state saying you built it from
scrap vehicles.

On Fri, 15 Nov 1996 00:02:12 -0500 "Todd Paisley" <>
>>The paperwork trail from the DRMO to you is double duty as it helps
>>prove the vehicles were mutilated to satisfy the DRMO/DoD and they
>>help you in titleing. Actualy, the titleing is rather simple even if
>>have to go a roundabout way such as the Alabama or Arkansa route.
>So, when you buy a M151, even though they were "destroying,
>multilating, etc." so it cannot (in theory) be used, the DRMO still
>considers it a vehicle? Very interesting. (I always thought you
>were buying scrap metal, not a vehicle...) Has anyone gone through
>this process before? I'll try getting a serial number off one of
>the M151A2s I want to buy and see how far I can get by using the
>DRMS to provide me with the proper paperwork certifying that the
>vehicle was destroyed and a copy of the paperwork certifying that
>the scrap metal that was once the M151 was legally sold. If they
>are going to all the trouble of keeping track of what serial numbers
>are removed from service, then that information has to be somewhere.
>I'll keep you posted on whether I am sucessful.
>Todd Paisley.