did you know he didn't have a title when you bought it? i'd call him and make him get the title, if he's the nice, honest guy you say he is, he shouldn't have a problem with it.
I did not know he didnt have any title
when I talked to him before I bought it on the phone - he told me it was an out of state title, but then he confused it with one of his other mustangs (he has like 9 of them he's fixing up) - for him to get the title he said would need to bring the car to the DMV as well and do what I need to do, but now i have it 300 miles away.... doesnt quite make sense to me - so im assuming he never registered it (based on my call with the DMV and no record of the VIN its more than an assumption)
... its not a lost title, its a NO title.