Is it illegal to sell a car without a title in Illinois

01-04-2009, 11:12 AMLocation: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan11,070 posts, read 14,312,845 timesIllinois is ROUGH on this.The Secretary of State Police have a blast wit

Is it illegal to sell a car without a title in Illinois
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01-04-2009, 11:12 AM

Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan

11,070 posts, read 14,312,845 timesIllinois is ROUGH on this.The Secretary of State Police have a blast with this stuff and a car dealer knows this all to well and WILL NOT trade with you without the title.End of discussion as far as they are concerned.

It just can't be done. The seller is required to provide the title to you when you purchase the vehicle. If the seller doesn't have the title, they must apply for a duplicate title. Likewise, if you are attempting to sell a vehicle for which you've lost the title, you'll need to get a new one. To do that, you must:

  • Check the box for duplicate title.
  • Write in the vehicle identification number (VIN), the proper odometer reading, and your signature.Submit to:
  • Office of the Secretary of State
  • Vehicle Records Processing Division
  • 501 South 2nd St., Room 424
  • Springfield, IL 62756-6666Note: Out-of-state residents cannot request a duplicate title unless they have a previous Illinois title. If you are attempting to purchase a vehicle without a title from someone in Illinois, the previous owner must apply for the duplicate title before the sale.
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01-04-2009, 11:28 AM

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If you have no title you do not have proof that the car is yours to sell. It cannot be legally sold or traded.

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01-04-2009, 11:50 AM

6,391 posts, read 8,772,599 timesLook at the buyer's perspective, since he's the one making the investment.


Would you buy a car sans title?

I would not.

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01-04-2009, 12:42 PM

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I'm not sure about Illinois, but here in Montana if you don't have the title, you can't sell the car.
HOWEVER, we need more information. Is the title in your name, or your Dad's name, or joint ownership?
If it is in YOUR name only, get a duplicate title and sell the car.
If it is in joint ownership, you CAN sell your share on a Bill of Sale, and let the new owner fight it out with your Dad. IF you can find anybody foolish enough to get involved in such a deal!
If it is in your Dad's name, sorry, you can do nothing. Drive the car into his driveway and walk away.
Good luck.

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01-04-2009, 01:27 PM

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Uhmmm....No! Not if your dad has the title. After you sell it he will show the cops the title with his name on it and report it stolen. Here in Arkansas you can sell a car without a title, but only if the car actually doesn't have a title. Good for parts or sometimes even a race-car.
I know a guy that actually went to prison in Alaska because he "borrowed without asking" his father in laws car.

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01-04-2009, 01:33 PM

Location: Washington, DC & New York

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I think that your father might be trying to teach you a lesson. Sometimes, it's better to delay gratification for a bit, and taking on auto loan debt as a college student might not be the most wise decision. Since you said that you would put the money down on a new car, that's financing it, and I have to say that I would agree with him. Can you even get financed on a new car by yourself? What about paying cash for a newer car, perhaps that would be a discussion that you could have with him?

I would take the Buick to a qualified, independent mechanic to see what's wrong that can be fixed at a reasonable cost. It's a Regal, so it's not as if it's a unique limited production vehicle that is going to cost an arm and a leg to fix.

My advice would be to finish college and then ditch the beater and get a new car for yourself. Somehow, I think that with a degree and first job behind you, your father would be more forthcoming with the title. Plus, he's given you a vehicle free and clear that you only have to put gas in, and sometimes the old saying about looking a gift horse in the mouth does have its merit, since he could just take the car back entirely if it's in his name.

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01-04-2009, 07:10 PM

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Yeah that may be true, but this was the first and only gift I've ever received from him in my life (he hasnt been around much). So he couldnt possibly be teaching me too much. Trust me, I did the best I can do so far. He's a very difficult man, I mean VERY. But he does forget that im his child.

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01-04-2009, 07:20 PM

20,872 posts, read 21,320,132 timesOriginally Posted by midchild

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Yeah that may be true, but this was the first and only gift I've ever received from him in my life (he hasnt been around much). So he couldnt possibly be teaching me too much. Trust me, I did the best I can do so far. He's a very difficult man, I mean VERY. But he does forget that im his child.Then the best thing to do is give him his car back and get yourself your own car. Good luck.

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01-04-2009, 07:32 PM

Location: Columbia, California

6,664 posts, read 29,034,462 timesOriginally Posted by midchild

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Yeah that may be true, but this was the first and only gift I've ever received from him in my life (he hasnt been around much). So he couldnt possibly be teaching me too much. Trust me, I did the best I can do so far. He's a very difficult man, I mean VERY. But he does forget that im his child.If the title was not in your name it was a loan and not a gift.
My wife's father had "given" her a truck, never in her name but the insurance and registration was paid. We "gave" it back as it was not hers.

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01-05-2009, 08:37 AM

Location: Washington, DC & New York

10,918 posts, read 29,294,133 timesOriginally Posted by midchild

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Yeah that may be true, but this was the first and only gift I've ever received from him in my life (he hasnt been around much). So he couldnt possibly be teaching me too much. Trust me, I did the best I can do so far. He's a very difficult man, I mean VERY. But he does forget that im his child.So sorry to hear that, but as others have suggested, it's probably wise to give the car back to him and get your own. If you can use it for now, I'd continue to do so and buy a more reliable car for cash at your next opportunity. If you don't hold title to it, there's not much you can do.

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