I am thinking about buying a car which I plan to drive around the French-Swiss border, maybe around Italy too. However, the car I found has quite visible damage from something which might look as a car crash (rear door is damaged quite badly, but it doesn't affect its functionality).

Can this create any issues (e.g. making police suspicious)?

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    I think this shold go to travel.stackexchange.com
    – SJuan76
    Jan 27, 2017 at 18:43
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    Take a picture of the damage, with some way it could be dated, to show authorities to prove that it didn't happen recently, if you are suspected of hit and run.
    – ohwilleke
    Jan 28, 2017 at 1:55
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    Under what regulation are you asking about? Where are you buying this car? Could you be more precise? Jan 8, 2018 at 13:09

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If the car has a clean record and you bought it legally from the seller who had the right to sell it then you will be fine. Just retain all documentation.

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