#value of a used car
How to Sell a Used Car
Make sure you know what the seller should provide for the buyer of a used car in France.
All documents required by the seller can be downloaded and completed by hand. The seller must provide the buyer with the following:
- Certificat d’immatriculation barrée . this is the vehicle registration document, the certificat d’immatriculation with written on it, by the seller, in indelible ink the words “Vendu le. ” and the date, or “Cédée le. ” and the date, followed by the seller’s signature
- C ertificat de situation administrative (commonly known by its old name of certificat de non-gage ), which certifies that the car is not acting as security against a loan (valid for one month) and that there is no judicial opposition to its sale (valid for two months). The form is available from the Préfecture or Sous-Préfecture
- Or download a certificat de cession from the French Government (PDF)
- See AngloINFO INFOrmation Page Contrôle technique
Within two weeks of sale, the duplicate of the Certificat de vente/ cession must be posted to the Préfecture of the place where the car was registered. There is no administrative charge when selling a car.
Valuing a used car
These French websites may be used to get “book value” of a used car for sale; L’Argus Auto is a paid-for service that is the standard used in the motor trade: