Selling cars in North African countries is full of hazards.In Algeria, forget it, it's not permitted.
In Mauritania my friend did a deal with the Chief of Police. Whether that made the deal official or not, I don't know.
I got arrested in Nouakchott as a car smuggler as I couldn't show a chassis number on the Land Rover's chassis, and the stamped chassis plate in the engine bay was considered unnacceptable evidence of the car's identity.
I ended up being interrogated by Interpol, which was not fun. Talk about injured innocence! I was only on a lone photo safari anyway!
Several weeks after that disturbing event,
I tried to sell my Land Rover SIII in Nouakchott and drew the following conclusions.
1) The bidders almost certainly didn't have the money they were offering.
2) Everyone wanted a finger in the pie, generally with ill-intent.
3) The likelihood of being mugged immediately after payment is very high.(Dacca boasts the highest incidence of muggings in the world)
4) If you do a deal and fly out, you can be arrested at the airport, on a tip off (probably from the buyer), and relieved of your cash.
My conclusions are, don't try it. - Instead I drove home across the (mined) north Mauritania border into Morocco and sold the car in UK for a better price!
There are pleanty of itinerant dealers running 'old car convoys' for sale in African countries, and they probably know more than me.
I suggest don't touch it on your own.
Kitmax - Traveller
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