So, a little drama. Get to the DMV, and they tell me his wife's name is Also on the title and she needs to sign it too. They're in MO, I'm in IL, and I bought it off a dude who never signed the title or titled it to himself.
Still, it's going good. Guy I bought it from gave me the number of the guy he got it from. I called, guy said he's OK with my wife signing his wife's name. He runs a shade-tree shop and says they see it happen from time to time.
I've checked the title, it's not reported stolen or anything so it shouldn't be any problems having my wife put a scribble on the paper. I just don't want to FedEx a title to MO and hope I quickly get a sig and get it sent back.