Q: What am I legally allowed to know about a car purchased in a private sale?
You can know everything there is to know about the car. What I think you mean to ask is if there are any necessary disclosures that the seller must make and that answer is none. A seller can sell a car 'as is' and make no representations or warranties about the state of the vehicle.
As a rule of thumb, if you are purchasing a vehicle from an individual or any seller really, get everything in writing, get any representations or warranties in writing, have your own mechanic inspect the car before purchase and test drive it before purchasing.
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