So in a transaction which left both the seller and the sellee going "hunh, that was... a bit odd..." I biked over to coraline's house, bought a car, and biked home with the title. whee! I'm the proud new owner of a green '93 Corolla! Which my upright bass will fit into! Which I might even get to drive in a few days once the bureaucracy is satiated with sufficient paperwork.