Selling UK car in Spain

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Selling UK car in Spain

Postby griff99 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:39 am

Can anyone tell us, where we might be able to trade our UK car for a Spanish or just a garage that might buy it off us here in Andalucia?

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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby gus-lopez » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:50 am

Although there are many ,including spanish dealers that will take a UK ,or other foreign registered, car in part-exchange it is against spanish law. This states that it is illegal to sell, gift, scrap or part-exchange a foreign reg. vehicle. It has to go back from whence it came.
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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:03 pm

We don't know whether the car is Spanish plated or not though.
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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby olive » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:19 pm

gus-lopez wrote:Although there are many ,including spanish dealers that will take a UK ,or other foreign registered, car in part-exchange it is against spanish law. This states that it is illegal to sell, gift, scrap or part-exchange a foreign reg. vehicle. It has to go back from whence it came.
GULP. I am just about to scrap a UK car that is terminally ill. I planned to advise DVLA it couldn't make the return journey and that it was going to be scrapped, get a refund on road licence and ring a scrapyard and get it taken away.

Now what do I do? Dig a big hole and bury it? Abandon it and set fire to it? More EU madness. I suppose the law was to stop cars being stolen and dismantled for parts in another country.............

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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby julian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:22 pm

put it in an envelope and send it to DVLA, with no stamp on it so they have to pay the postage when it arrives :twisted:

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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby BENIDORM » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:52 pm

Maybe it is ''illegal'' to buy or sell UK reg vehicles in Spain, but it goes on all of the time and has done for the 20+ years that I've been here.As long as the correct paperwork re. new ownership etc is carried out , I see no problem, in fact I have never encountered any problems with selling a UK vehicle, especially if it is returning to UK.
With regard to scrapping a UK vehicle, obviously after advising the DVLA that it is no longer functional, I also see no problem with scrapping it...Or remove all identifying marks and turn it into a chicken coop .. :lol:

If you listen and adhere to all of the so called ' laws' in Spain, life could become unbearable.... :cry:

For years I have been told I shouldn't receive Sky Tv in Spain.... :shock: ...but I do....

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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby julian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:04 pm

"For years I have been told I shouldn't receive Sky Tv in Spain.... ...but I do"

good on you Gordon, I´m all for sticking a finger up to officialdom and living life on the edge.....
don´t tell anyone but sometimes I don´t turn my mobile phone off when I drive into a petrol station :shh:

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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby gus-lopez » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:41 pm

Yes, I had to scrap one some years ago . I wished I hadn't when I found out the price the scrapyards charge for parts though. The negative side was it took me 12 months to find a scrapyard that would take it as the two biggest vehicle dismantlers here would not (& still won't ) take UK reg. cars except if they are through insurance companies from accidents , etc.
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Re: Selling UK car in Spain

Postby BENIDORM » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:43 pm

How shocking...you don't turn your mobile phone off when you drive into the petrol station... :shock:

Julian you are a Hooligan.... :lol:

I might have to report you...... :wink:

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Gordon...


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