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Thanks for your question. As this was a private sale a purchaser has very limited rights to make a claim against you. The only circumstances are where you have made a statement about the car which is not true. He could then sue you for misrepresentation. However apart from that he buys the car at his own risk and you have no obligation to pay him anything or provide any form of guarantee or take return of the vehicle. Private sales are done on a caveat emptor, or buyer beware, basis. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.
The answer is that anyone can take anyone to court but if they don’t have the facts and the law on their side they can’t win. So if you get a letter from his solicitor you can answer it or get your solicitor to do so by asking for the legal basis of his claim. He doesn’t have one. He could make up a story about you misrepresenting the condition of the car but he would need evidence of that and the onus would be on him to prove his case. I would not worry too much about this. I suspect he will go away once he takes advice on it.