Going to look at a car at the weekend. It's an old Audi RS4, with great history and all the big jobs done.
Phoned the seller and he seemed genuine enough. He told me fairly quickly on the phone that he deals 5-6 cars a year as a hobby. This car wasn't intended to be one of these as he sourced it 4-5 weeks ago for a friend who due to sudden major health issues can no longer take the car. So it's now up for sale.
Trouble is, he's not registered the car to himself (because his friend would have done this) so it's still registered to the previous owner.
Normally I'd run a mile in this situation, however I've thoroughly quizzed the guy and he sounds genuine (although I'll judge that for sure when I meet him and see the car).
The big question is how do I prove that the car is his to sell if it's not his name on the V5? Would a HPI check reveal this?