I just ask because the faintest piece of documentation is worth a thousand words.
I know it's not quite the same,but my friend bought an old 1946 Chevy pickup, paid for it with the promise of a title to be sent. He worked and worked on the old truck, then as he was about to put put it back on the road he remembered he had not received the paperwork.
That was years ago and the old truck is still sitting in one of his storage sheds, after much work with seller and TN state officials they have never been able to restore the title. Previous owner just thought he had it, but now my buddy has all that work, money and time invested in a piece of scrap metal.