A car is an asset of the bankruptcy estate (all of debtors assets are). So, generally yes. However, in Nevada’s confirmed chapter 13 the plan language says “Debtor is prohibited from . . . selling . . . any nonexempt personal property worth over $1,000.” This implies (but doesn’t state outrightly) that selling exempt property doesn’t require court approval in chapter 13. This is typically not an issue in a Chapter 7, since the case is typically completed in three to four months.