Can I transfer a car title to my name without a license or insurance?

I don't have my driver's license or auto insurance yet, but I found a used car selling for a great price and I don't want to miss out on it. Can I transfer a car title to my name without a license or insurance?

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Congratulations on finding a great deal on a car! You can legally own the car and have the title in your name, but you won’t be able to drive it legally without a license and insurance.
Check with your local DMV to see what documents you will need in order to register the car. The majority of states will require that you have a valid driver’s license and car insurance in order to register the vehicle.
Typically, anyone can purchase a vehicle if they have the money, but registering the car and making it legal to drive is a separate process.
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Jackie Whalen
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Jackie Whalen has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years, working in sales, service and claims. She has won numerous awards as a top salesperson and customer service agent. She currently lives in New York with her husband. Her 24 year old son recently moved out on his own which has given her more time to travel, write and train her dog Maisy not to chase her cat, Whiskey.
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