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1. Posted by kufi (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

hey all

i'm looking for anyone who has sold or attempted to sell a foreign car in ecuador, colombia or venezuela. i want to buy a car in chile and sell somewhere up north. i know that you cant import used cars into any of these countries but i'm hoping that it's possible to still (legally) sell to someone, perhaps another traveller who would then be taking the car out the country again anyway.
Anyone with any related info please get in touch :)


2. Posted by senk (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

As for Venezuela, I can tell you that you cannot Legaly do that unless you want to deal with the paperwork first and all that . Thing is that may take you a month or so since all those kinds of things here take really long time.

cannot really speak for ecuador or colombia. good luck though

3. Posted by kufi (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

hi senk, thanks for your post.
So it will be possible to officially register the car in someone else's name in Venezuela provided we have the time/patience to do all the paperwork? or is it just possible to allow someone else permission to drive the car but it would still be officially in my name?
have you been through this process yourself?
Any more info you have would be greatly appreciated!

4. Posted by senk (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

You do not need a permission to drive anybody's car here. the only paperwork you DO need is in the case you bring a car from the outside and try to sell it in Venezuela.

No, I have never brought a car from the outside and tried to sell it here, but I do know that you have to pay a bunch of fees and go through the process of legalization. dont really know where that process takes place, sorry.