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California DMV Claims Someone Saw Junked Car Operated on Roads, Demands Payment of Fines, Threatens Wage Garnishment

Car's owner says it's impossible because the engine won't start and is missing parts

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Nestled between a work shed and patches of grass sits the rusty shell of Joshua Gee's first car.

It was that car — a 1985 BMW sedan — that started his passion for restoring older-model BMWs. Ironically, that passion led to his turning the vehicle into a "parts car" to repair other family vehicles back in 2009, when he registered the car non-operational, he said.

"It can't move, it hasn't moved, the engine doesn't even start," Gee said of the car — now missing seats, engine parts and even all four wheels.