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I purchased a older Mercedes (1983) online, seller send me

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I purchased a older Mercedes (1983) online, seller send me just a bill of sale, no title, no reg.
Can I register this old benz here in Florida as an antique? and the VT bill of sale will suffice? (VT being a no title state when 15 years older).
Let me know
Thanks
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 months ago.

Unfortunately, the VT bill of sale will not suffice. You would need the original title and proof of insurance in order to register the car in the State of Florida.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi
VT, do not issue titles for 15 years and older vehicles.
So can't get a title from them !
What is your suggestion?
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 months ago.

Contact the State of Florida RMV to see if there is a special way that you would be allowed to register the vehicle. I searched on their website and did not see any exceptions.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.