Originally Posted by the schwartz
hythopopically spoken, imagine that i bought a really old, like 35 years old bike, and imagine that the pile of papers the PO gave me, while authentic, were completely useless due to the bike changing hands multiple times without getting reregistered.
imagine further that the only thing i need to get the bike titled and registered to me is a notarized bill of sale.
Not as easy as just getting a notarized bill of sale but you could go the Maine route. Done all the time for classics.