Titling a custom built vehicle can be complicated and time consuming but not impossible. If the dream lingers check out
http://www.dmv.org/nc-north-carolina...built-cars.php
Follow some of the links and do some checking. Check out kit car magazines and websites. Some states are easier than others to register a Kit. Once registered the title may be transferable to your state. Insurance may be the real hurdle, but again not impossible.