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contract handshake Is Selling a Car with a Lien Illegal?

Remember, if you still owe on a vehicle, the lender owns the car and, in most states, holds the title. Many states make it illegal to sell a vehicle without a title. If you’ve lost the title, getting a replacement is a relatively simple process. But if you don’t have a title because you didn’t pay off your loan, you’ve just sold a stolen car – which is certainly illegal.

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