Can you sell a car with a blown head gasket?

I inherited an old car with pretty major issues from my grandfather. I’m not sure what to do with it. Can you sell a car with a blown head gasket?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Legally, you can sell a car with a blown head gasket—as long as you disclose that information to your potential buyer. However, it will probably be difficult to find a buyer for the vehicle since the head gasket is expensive to repair.
If you can’t find a dealership or buyer willing to take the car off of your hands, you can also
sell it to a scrap yard
. While you probably won’t get a ton of money there either, you’d at least get something for it.
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