I bought the Cougar almost three years ago. The previous owner called me today.
He asked if I had ever registered the car. I respond in the affirmative. Initially when I answered the phone, I was wondering if he called to try and buy it back. Apparently the DMV sent him a registration renewal notice for the car. I’m guessing he forgot all about it because he most likely had collector plates on the car, which are good for 5 years. I received a notice in the mail for the Honda I sold last year, and was told to just ignore it by the county DMV.
To celebrate that he didn’t make me an offer I couldn’t refuse, I went out and sprayed more PB Blaster on the rusted bolts holding on what used to be a battery tray.