Here in Ontario Canada, the DMV has a "used car package" that costs $20 & Ownership [title] can't be transfered without it. It traces vehicle's owners back as far as possible & also checks for "leins" against vehicle & if it's been STOLEN. My 52 Pontiac showed owners back into the 1970's & 64 Catalina only the time it was in Canada from coming from South Carolina. This system WORKS & also helps in tracing owners for more history on your ride!!!!