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How to Sell SORN and Untaxed Cars

November 5, 2015, 10:14 am


If you have a SORN (statutory off road notification) or untaxed vehicle, then selling it can become a little bit tricky. There are several different ways that you can sell a vehicle that is in this situation, to give you the best idea about the process involved.

Moving the Car

If your vehicle is SORN then it will also be untaxed, which means that it is not allowed to be on any public roads. Therefore, the minute you take the vehicle out of your garage, off your drive or it leaves your private land then you’re breaking the law. It is illegal to be driving untaxed cars on the road, which can make selling it quite tricky.

There is an exception to this, where you can drive your untaxed vehicle on a public road if you are driving it to or from a licensed station for a pre-arranged MOT, vehicle identity check, or weight or emissions test.

How to sell a SORN car

Option 1: Tax and Insure

If you want to sell a SORN car as easily as you may with any other car, then simply stop it from being SORN. Granted this will cost you some money, but it can make the whole process much easier if you’re selling privately. To remove SORN status you will need to insure and tax your vehicle, and make sure it has an up-to-date MOT. This can be quite expensive depending on the vehicle and your situation, which is off-putting to anyone looking for a quick sale.

Option 2: Sell to a Car Buyer

A fast, hassle-free option is to sell your SORN vehicle to a car buying service. They will offer you a competitive price on the vehicle and come and collect the car and transport it without having to take it off SORN. This saves you the costs of having to MOT, insure and tax the vehicle which can be very costly, especially if repairs are required for the vehicle to pass the MOT. What’s more, these services are experienced in dealing with this type of vehicle and will be able to guide you through the whole process and provide cash promptly upon completion of the deal.

Option 3: Sell SORN

It isn’t impossible for you to sell the vehicle as it is, however expect a lower price and less interest in the vehicle. Selling a car in this situation is not much different to typically selling a vehicle, however you are legally required to tell the buyer that the vehicle is SORN. This means that they will buy the car in the knowledge that it is not legal to drive on the roads and will have to tax and insure the vehicle themselves before moving it.

If you want to sell your car quickly then get in touch with Cashpoint4Cars today, we buy cars of all shapes and sizes, SORN or road legal and any age or mileage. Enter your registration number online today, fill out a few more details and find out just how much we’ll pay for your vehicle!


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