Re: Super Late Title Transfer/Registration
You'll have to contact the DMV to find out exactly how much you'll have to pay to get it registered. My understanding is that you will have to pay the full registration fees (+ late fees) for the previous unpaid years ~ as I doubt they'll allow you to file and pay the in-op fees 3 years later.
As for the title transfer, the vehicle will have to pass smog before the transfer can be in processed. So you will need to get it up and running before you can do that.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!