Wording for contract of sale for a vehicle in Spain

Format for compraventa:
for a private sale of a motor car or vehicle in Spain.

If you wish to buy or sell a car in Spain, it is important as part of the transfer to complete a contract of sale. This is known as a “contrato de compra-venta“. This protects the seller from any claims arising from use of the vehicle after the date and time of the sale.

The format for this compra-venta (which should be in Spanish, as this example) is reproduced below. I have successfully used this format to transfer a vehicle at “Tráfico” in Almería without any problem. If you wish to be extra safe insert the time of the transfer in the date/fecha section.

If you wish to use this format, then you will need to change the place names according to your circumstances. If you cannot find the engine number, don’t worry, the index number/matricula and chassis/frame number/bastidor numéro are sufficient.

So here is the wording in blue:

Contrato de Compra-venta

En Albox (Almería) a _______________________________________________(fecha)

Reunidos de una parte D.__________________________________________________

Mayor de edad, de estado _____________________________

Con domicilio en calle ___________________, número ______, municipalidad de

_________________, C.P. __________ en su propio nombre y en concepto de

VENDEDOR, y de otra D. ________________________________________________

Con domicilio en calle ___________________, número ______, municipalidad de

_________________, C.P. __________ en su propio nombre y en concepto de COMPRADOR:


Que han convenido, como por el presente documento lo llevan a efecto, formalizar contrato de compra-venta del vehículo cuyas características son las siguientes:

TIPO: _______________; MARCA: ________________ :

MODELO ______________

MATRICULA: _________________; POTENCIA: ______________;

MOTOR NÚMERO _______________________________

BASTIDOR NÚMERO: ____________________________

Asimismo el vendedor declara en este acto, que dicho vehículo es da absoluta y exclusiva propiedad y se haya totalmente libra de cargas o gravámenes, por lo que responderá al comprador en todo momento de las responsabilidades que correspondan a actos anteriores al día de la fecha.

El comprador por su parta, reciba el vehículo a su completa satisfacción mediante las pruebas del caso, acepta cuantas responsabilidades nazcan contra el mismo a partir del día de hoy.

El precio en que ha sido concertado esta operación es de Euros ____________________

Pagaderas en la siguiente forma:____________________________________________

Y para que así conste y surta sus efectos donde proceda, firmamos el presente por duplicado en el lugar y fecha al principio indicados.

El Vendedor,                                                   El Comprador

Firmado: _________________________   Firmado:____________________________

For further instructions download the file below:

4 thoughts on “Wording for contract of sale for a vehicle in Spain”

  1. I live in England and have a Spanish car at my second home in Orihuela Costa. someone wants to buy my car. I have looked at your contrato but don’t know enough Spanish to know what goes where!
    Can you help?

    1. Hi Jeanette, thanks for visiting.
      If you return to the page you will see that I have added a file to download with further instructions. I hope you find it helpful.

  2. Hi, I am about to buy a car in the UK that was previously resided in Spain. The NOVA process was done and I have the ref. no.
    Of course now I want to put it on the UK reg. What Spanish documentation do I need to send to the DVLA to aid the process?

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