Sell a Left-Hand Drive Car in the UK

How to Sell a Left-Hand Drive Car in the UK

 If you’ve recently moved to the UK from a country where they drive on the left side of the road, you may be wondering what to do with your left-hand drive car. While it is possible to convert a left-hand drive car to right-hand drive, it’s often not worth the time and money required to do so. The good news is that there is a healthy market for selling left-hand drive cars in the UK, so you should be able to sell yours relatively easily – as long as you follow a few basic tips.

Do Your Research

The first step in selling left-hand drive or otherwise – is to do your research. You need to know how much your car is worth so that you can price it accordingly. A good place to start is by looking up your car’s make and model online and seeing what similar cars are selling for in the UK. It’s also a good idea to get an official valuation from a professional before you put your car on the market.

Market Your Car Appropriately

Once you’ve decided on a price, it’s time to start marketing your car. If you’re selling privately, there are plenty of websites where you can list your car for free (e.g. Autotrader, Gumtree). Make sure you take some good quality pictures of your car and include all relevant information in your listing (e.g. mileage, year, any damage/wear and tear).

If you’re not comfortable with selling privately, you could always sell your car to a dealership. However, dealerships will usually only offer you around 50% of the market value for your car, so it’s important to factor this into your decision.

Prepare for test drives

Once you start getting interest in your car, it’s likely that potential buyers will want to take it for a spin before making a decision. Before handing over the keys, make sure that you have all the relevant paperwork ready (e.g. log book/V5C registration certificate). It’s also advisable to have someone with you during test drives, just in case anything happens.


Selling a left-hand drive car in the UK doesn’t have to be difficult – as long as you do your research and market your car appropriately, you should be able to find a buyer relatively easily. Just make sure that you’re prepared for test drives and have all the relevant paperwork ready before handing over the keys!

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