I'm looking at buying a used vehicle in undrivable condition. It's what you'd call a classic car, and I'm looking to restore it to roadworthy condition. I'd like to be able to register it as a normal roadworthy vehicle when the project is complete, but the following circumstances are unusual.
The previous owner (hereafter Owner B) purchased the car at auction from the estate of the original owner (Owner A) upon Owner A's decease. Owner B obtained the title (signed by executor of the estate, but never by Owner B), bill of sale, and a death certificate.
Upon purchasing the vehicle, which had transmission issues and was not drivable, Owner B did not register the car or sign a title. It has essentially been in storage since the purchase, and has not been taken off Owner B's property.
If I purchase the vehicle from Owner B with the paperwork mentioned, is it possible to register the vehicle?
To my knowledge, the car has lived its entire life in the state of Missouri, which is where all future work and titling would be done.