The title transfer should be one of the easier things you are going to be dealing with. It's really just a matter of filling out the reverse side, and as someone else mentioned be very careful when you fill it out. Any mistakes or cross outs etc will void the title and the owner would have to apply for another.
But the thing is even if you plan on having the car shipped you still have to get it to the company that will get it to your home state. Unles of course you arrange to meet at the trucking company and you can just hand it over to them after the sale is final.
Make sure you find a good bill of sale online to print out and bring along. You are going to have to pay tax on the purchase once you try and register the car (at least that's how it is in NY). I don't know if your state uses the bill of sale, or just the info on the reverse side of the title.
Is this car modified? I know it seems like there will never be a LGT available close by, or it seems like they are much more there, but IMO that premium is well worth it when compared to the crosscountry used car purchase.