Can you sell an unregistered car?

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Can you sell an unregistered car?
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1800 Salvage
July 19, 2021
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Learn more about the process of selling an unregistered car.

Are you ready to rid yourself of a second-hand, damaged or salvage vehicle? Selling to a salvage car business, like the team at 1800 Salvage, is the best way to top up your bank account with some quick and easy cash.

Your salvage or second hand vehicle might be unregistered. This leads to a common question from our customers: can I sell a car unregistered?

The answer is yes — and 1800 Salvage is your best unregistered car buyer. Read on to learn more about the process of selling an unregistered car.

The Process

You can choose to sell your unregistered vehicle to either a private buyer or a salvage and second-hand car business. We recommend selling to an experienced unregistered car buyer business, as this will be the quickest and easiest way to get rid of your car and get paid.

The process begins by contacting your chosen salvage car company. Your buyer will provide a purchase price valuation, which you can then choose to accept. Upon acceptance, the buyer will pay you for the vehicle, and arrange collection or towing. 1800 Salvage will have money in your bank account within just hours or days.

Proof of Purchase

When selling your unregistered car, it is required that the buyer and seller create a proof of purchase document. This is one of many reasons why we recommend selling to an experienced salvage car buyer like 1800 Salvage — we take care of the nitty gritty details.

This proof of purchase must contain:

  • The date and time of sale
  • The seller’s name and address
  • The buyer’s name, address and signature
  • The vehicle’s details, such as the VIN or chassis number, make and model

Both buyer and seller should keep a copy of this receipt.

Certification of Roadworthiness?

Customers often ask if a Certification of Roadworthiness is required when selling an unregistered car. There’s a simple answer to this one: no! A certificate of roadworthiness is not required when selling an unregistered car.

VicRoads Involvement

Selling an unregistered car is one thing that VicRoads makes easy. VicRoads is not required to be informed about the sale of an unregistered car. That’s it, that’s all!

Registration Refund

If your car is registered, it is possible to cancel the registration and receive a refund for what you’ve paid. At 1800 Salvage, we specialise in purchasing unregistered cars — so we typically request that our customers take advantage of this refund from VicRoads. 

The process is simple: simply remove your number plates from the vehicle, and return them to VicRoads. You can then cancel the registration and receive your refund. That’s even more extra cash for your bank account; too easy. To learn more about this, see our FAQ page.


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