go to the liscence bureau and ask for a "used car package", tell them you are going to buy it to get the title and pay the fee (i beleive its 20$) and they will give you a booklet about the car, and its owners. i frget the actual name of the booklet, but theyll know.
when i did my motorcycle (same thing for a car) i payed for a book that said the color of it, engine size, fuel it ran on, all the model #'s, and a bunch of other info, on page 2 it listed its first registry and each registry and thier names up to current day. also all the entrys of color change.
my bike is a 1967, so im pretty sure a car would be even better documented