the car was given to me on Christmas day by my father. he sold the car without me knowing. Is the car legally my property because of the"Gift Law"?
It is your car by law if the title was transferred to you. You may be able to prove your legal interest if you registered it in your name, paid the insurance on it, or paid any repair bills so as to claim ownership. It doesn't sound like there was any follow through to the so-called gift. Sorry about your family dynamic that resulted in the loss of use of the vehicle.Regardless of this, were you thinking to sue your father?
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It is highly unlikely that your father sold the car without passing title.
It is also unlikely that he sold a car he did not hold the title to.
It sounds as if your father bought and titled a car in his name, "gave" it to you, and something happened which caused him to rescind his letting you drive it.
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