I’m trying to sell my old beater of a car. She’s old and she ain’t pretty but she runs and runs. The insurance has expired and I want to unload her before the penalities get an higher.
I’ve posted an ad on Craigslist and got a couple of nibbles. I’ve never sold a car before and I have two questions about the particulars.
I’m in New York State. My car is parked on a city street. Say a buyer looks it over, likes what he/she sees and agrees to buy it. He/she hands over the cash. According to what I’ve read on the DMV website I should do the following: fill out and sign the title and give it to the new owner, fill out the DMV-issued sales affidavit and give it to the new owner, get and give a mutually signed bill of sale, remove (and then turn in) my old plates and registration sticker.
Okay, so now I’ve got these questions:
The new owner now owns a car that has no plates or registration sticker that’s parked on a street curb. This is not legal. What does he/she do? Or did he/she get that stuff beforehand and bring it with him/her? But according to my reading of the DMV site, you can’t get plates and registration without having title first. Am I missing something?
What about my inspection sticker – leave it on or strip it at the point of sale?
Thanks all, in advance.