Sell a Car: A Contract Template for Legal Paperwork

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Andrew Kaufman is an automotive journalist and content manager from Los Angeles, CA. He received his English Degree from Colorado College and has written about a variety of topics throughout his career.

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, Automotive News - May 17, 2012

An easy to customize car sale contract. This sample bill of sale template is designed to make your transation more legally binding.

Bill of Sale Template

If you want to sell a car, a contract template can help you save time and effort by providing an easy to use, fill in the blank form for creating a Bill of Sale for the transaction. There are many places where you can find a sample contract to sell a car. Another useful and time saving when trying to sell a car is a proposal template, which your buyer can use to take to his/her bank and arrange financing.

These documents need not be created by a lawyer or professional contract writing in order to be considered legally binding. Quite to the contrary, these types of contract documents can be very simple. So, here is an example of a sample car purchase bill of sale that you can use in all 50 states when selling a used car to another individual.

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Sample Bill of Sale Contract

On, (enter the date of the sale here), (Name of the Buyer) of (Complete Address of Buyer) , the Buyer, did willingly purchase from (Name of the Seller) of (Address of the Seller) , the Seller, a used motor vehicle. The said used motor vehicle being (Enter a description of the vehicle here. Make sure to enter the year, make and model of the vehicle and any other important description information). The Vehicle Identification Number of the vehicle is: (Enter the VIN Number of the vehicle here).

At the time of the sale of the vehicle registered (Enter number of miles on the odometer) on the odometer of the vehicle. The mileage shown on the odometer is accurate and correct as far as the Seller knows. The Seller further warrants that neither the Seller nor anyone else has tampered with the odometer before selling the vehicle to the Buyer.

Therefore, in consideration of the amount received by the Seller from the Buyer, to wit: (Enter the sales amount for the vehicle here), the Seller does hereby release the title of the vehicle as well as all interest in the vehicle, or any claim thereof, in favor of the Buyer. In addition to executing this bill of sale, the Seller also agrees to endorse the original certificate of title for the vehicle as well as any other legal documents that may be needed to transfer title and legal ownership of the vehicle into the name of the Buyer.

The Buyer agrees that the vehicle being sold by the Seller is sold 'As Is' and that the Seller had not agreed to or promised any type of guarantee or warranty, whether expressly written or implied, the Buyer also agree that Seller shall not be responsible for any defects, repairs or other costs that may be associate with the above listed vehicle being sold by the Seller to the Buyer. Both the Buyer and the Seller agree that the terms of the sale of the vehicle listed above do not contain any other commitments, covenants or promises other than those contained in the terms of this bill of sale contract.

Therefore, witness the execution of this document by the Buyer and the Seller, in front of witnesses, on the date listed above.

________________________ _______________________
Name and Signature of Buyer Name and Signature of Seller

________________________ _______________________
Name and Signature of Witness Name and Signature of Witness

(Note -You may also choose to have this document notarized. If so, the Notary Public will type the needed Notary Block and stamp the document.)

, Automotive News

Andrew Kaufman is an automotive journalist and content manager from Los Angeles, CA. He received his English Degree from Colorado College and has written about a variety of topics throughout his career.

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