Do the grey market import method I use, strip for parts, mail in separate containers, assemble, print out an authentic-looking MSO (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin document contains VIN, the address of the manufacturer and the date, if not present, some DMV workers may chose to just use the day that you register’s date on the registration document) and then register!
This way you could title it for more than just a commute, I have titled a lot of not-conforming vehicles, and let’s just say, in the Mid-West, no-one gives a shoot about what you’re driving. You could title a Mobility Scooter with a F-16 engine, and because of no annual inspections or emission/smog checks, South Dakota would let you ride in it on the streets
On that note, anyone need a hand in importing a Euro-spec car, technically, I can’t get jailed for sending car parts over, so I risk nothing. I send the whole car in parts that can be screwed together. Sneaky? Yeah. Illegal? Nah, if the parts are made by different manufacturers (which they are, the company which makes gear shift knobs is different from the one who makes the hand brake handle) then it’s OK