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Old 02-24-2011, 05:13 PM
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I have a antique vehicle, 67 Barracuda. It has antique license, insurance. But its on-operating right now, I had engine remove for re-built.

Neighborhood Community where I live send me letter today, they want me to move the car because they dont allow non-running car in parking lot. They give me 10 days.

I love this car, dont want to part with it. I also could not afford $90/month to rent storage for it. Im thinking of move the car to the next road nearby my house, its outside the neighborhood and I see someone park their car there for months.

My question is: Is it legal to park my antique non-running car in the road? (I live in Springfield VA 22153, the Road I thinking of parking my car is Southrun RD)

Thanks so very much
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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Even with current registration and inspection, there is a time restriction for parking on public roads. See here.

Unattended/Abandoned vehicles on public roads
- Vehicles left unattended for 10 or more days may be towed.
- 40 days after being towed, the vehicle can be declared abandoned. The vehicle can then be sold/disposed of.
- Police will enforce.

Inoperable vehicles on public roads
- Police may tow after being left on road for 4 or more days.

If you can't afford $90 a month storage (was this open lot, or garaged?), try an ad on Craigslist for someone to rent you their garage or driveway.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:19 PM
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Non-moving/abandoned cars are not only an eyesore and take up parking spots for other residents-- they can harbor animals. We had one friend who did this and found out there was a family of squirrels in the car! Imagine that or birds or snakes . . . .

How long will it take for the new engine? Seems like it shouldn't be more than 2 weeks.

Do you have any friends with a driveway or liberal street parking? Maybe someone further out from NoVA or a rural area? Maybe they can house the car for you.

Otherwise, think about coughing up the $$ for storage.
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