I don't think I totally understand your question/issue. You haven't bought the car? You don't want to buy it until you know you can title it? Well anyway, maybe this will help: I had a friend who used to work at a bank dealing with cars and the DMV. I bought a classic jeep CJ3B one time and it had no title. One of the things she told me was that I'll need a Bill of Sale to title it. She said I could have anyone, even my wife, write a Bill of Sale, saying I bought it from her, they don't really care and it's really of no value to them but for some reason they need it. It seemed really strange to me but that's what she said. Of course, I'd use a buddy instead of my wife, "just in case". I ended up selling the jeep when I bought my GTO so I never did get to go through the experience. Best bet: call the DMV and talk to someone.