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Dear Atlanta, Georgia:
If I understand your question correctly, someone purchased a car from an automobile dealer, using a written sales contract. The price on the sales contract was lower than the automobile dealer meant to sell it for. Now, the automobile dealer will not transfer title unless the buyer pays more money.
From the way you asked the question, I'm sure that you realize that the answer is "no" (unless, for some reason, the contract didn't specify title -- but why would you buy a car without title?????). You have an enforceable, written agreement for sale.
If the dealer is a member of AAA (the American Automobile Association) or BBB (Better Business Bureau), contact them, as they may be able to help resolve this issue for you. If not, this probably isn't the first time the dealership has done this -- you might want to check with local law enforcement agencies (police or sheriff) to see if they can assist. You should also be able to find an attorney if it goes that far.