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Selling a Sorn Car? Here’s Our Step-By-Step Guide

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A SORN car is a car that’s declared off the road and is not taxed, insured, or driven on public roads. If you own a SORN car and are considering selling it, you might be wondering what your options are. Let’s find out.

Key Takeaways

Step 1: Prepare Your SORN Car for Sale

Firstly, you’ll need to prepare it for sale. Here are some steps you can take to get your car ready:

  • Clean your car inside and out to make it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Make any necessary repairs or maintenance to ensure the car is in good condition.
  • Get all relevant documentation together, including your V5C logbook, MOT certificate, and service history.


Step 2: Determine the Value of Your SORN Car

To do this, you could either use free online valuation tools or seek the advice of a professional car valuer. When valuing your car, consider factors such as its age, condition, mileage, and market demand for your particular model.


When advertising a car you must list it as SORN. Some popular ways to advertise a SORN car include:

  • Online marketplaces such as AutoTrader, eBay, or Gumtree.
  • Placing an ad in your local newspaper or classifieds section.
  • Using social media.


Step 4: Complete the Sale

Once you find a buyer for your car, you need to complete the sale.

  • Agree on a price with the buyer.
  • Transfer ownership of the car by completing the relevant sections of the V5C logbook.
  • Provide the buyer with a receipt that shows the sale price, date of sale, and the condition of the car.

For more information, read our helpful guide covering how to transfer car ownership.

Sell SORN Car FAQs

Can I sell a SORN car without an MOT certificate?

Yes, you can, but it might negatively affect the value of your car.

Do I need to insure a SORN car before selling it?

No, however, you should inform the buyer that the car is not insured and cannot be driven on public roads until it is taxed and insured. Use our free tool to check when your car road tax is due.

View our post – How to transfer car ownership

Big Wants Your SORN Car

Selling a SORN car may seem challenging, but with the right preparation and approach, it can be done. To make things even easier, why not get an evaluation from Big Wants Your Car? Just enter your vehicle’s reg number on our website and you’ll get a competitive quote that’s guaranteed for 7 days. Then, once you’ve accepted our offer, we’ll collect the car and transfer the funds straight into your bank account. No faff, no fees, no fuss. Get started here to sell your car online.

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