The guy turned in his Car Title and I want to buy his car. How do I get a new Title for the car?
If he doesn't have the title, he's probably not the legal owner. It could be a stolen car. Why was the title turned back to the court house? It should NEVER be turned over to the court house unless there was a legal issue involved. A bill of sale is no good if he isn't the titled owner - registered owner doesn't matter.
So, I'm saying, no tilte? no sale!
Get the VIN# and see if the DMV can determine the car's status.