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Asked by Apr 19, 2019 at 05:33 PM about the 2002 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

Hi I brought a car a few months ago but didn't have
time to do a transfer I do have the paperwork on hand
and would like to trade it in would that be ok ?

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Sorry, "15," but I've gotta disagree with that. When a dealer takes a car in trade, the name on the title must match the name of the person representing the car, or he must have a written statement of attorney of record for the owner named on the title. Otherwise you could steal a car and its title and misrepresent it. In this case, even with a receipt showing a valid sale, with the title in the previous owner's name, the only way the dealer could complete the transfer is if this person could get the previous owner to the dealership to verify it. And even then, I don't think any reputable dealer (maybe Al's Used Car Lot would) could accept it. It's really the chain or provenance of the title that matters here.

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