The car's title is determined by the legal status of the title, obtained by either the seller's statement or the actual title report. NOTE: There could be car history records in 3rd party databases (CarFax, etc.) or other secondary sources that have NOT altered the legal status of the title of the vehicle!
Theft or Bank Repossession
Rebuilt Title is A general term for a rebuildable car which has been salvaged.
A salvage title is a form of car title branding that notes that the vehicle has been deemed or damaged a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim. When a salvage title is issued, the criteria for determining to differ considerably by each state, province, or territory.