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Can a non-wheeled vehicle be sold or purchased?

Verified 16 September 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

No, a vehicle that is no longer fit to drive (car, van, motorcycle, ...) cannot be sold to an individual, even in spare parts. It can only be sold to one automotive professional.

There can no longer be any mention

non-rolling vehicle

on the technical inspection report, if the vehicle is subject to it. And a carte grise with

non-rolling vehicle

cannot be issued.

However, you can keep a vehicle at home that cannot drive if you are:

  • You want to recover and reuse parts of the vehicle for strictly personal use
  • You want to transform, repair or rehabilitate this vehicle for strictly personal use

In these cases, you must file a return of withdrawal.

If you want to get rid of the vehicle, you must deliver to an approved VHU centre in the case of a private car, a van or a 3-wheeled moped. But be careful, to be accepted by these professionals for free, the vehicle still has to have its essential components (powertrain, catalytic converter for the vehicles that were equipped with them when they were placed on the market or body). In addition, it must not contain any unapproved waste or equipment added to it.

In case of disposal for destruction (or not) to an automobile professional, the transfer certificate.


a fine of up to €1,500 (for a natural person) to €15 000 (for legal person where recurrence).