So a few months ago I bought my first old car, a 56 Buick Roadmaster. Shortly after buying it I heard through the grapevine that it had been sold by an upholstery shop because after like 6 years they had not heard from the owner so they sold it. I bought it from a guy who bought it from a guy, etc. My big mistake... no title. I was told not to worry about this by both the guy I was buying from and my buddy who was with me. Now, like I said, I'm a newbie but these guys have bought and sold and fixed up more old cars than anyone I can think of so I took their advice. Besides, I was going to get a bill of sale in just a few days. So anyway, today the state police called to say that they were coming to get it. I guess the owner reported it stolen and they have been digging around for 3 months and got to the end of the line which was me. The cop was really cool about it and understood my situation and gave me an extra day to take off a lot of the shit I have added to the car since I got it. So anyway, I'm out the car, the money I paid for the car, the time I put into it, the money I put into it, and depending on what some of the stuff sells for probably a lot more in parts that I have bought for it but not installed yet. On the bright side no charges are being brought against me. I also learned not to buy anything without a title.