Salvage Cars


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Available here is a very trendy looking little number which we took in part exchange but have sadly found that it has an issue starting when hot and we have decided to offer it out  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 91,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 3 Doors

Part exchange clearance. Starts and drives have a noisy gearbox. Bodywork has some scuffs. Genuine low mileage.2 keys. Remote central locking. Elec windows and mirrors. Radio and cd  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MG6
Mileage: 55,970 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Orange
Doors: 5 Doors

Being sold as spares or repair as it will be bought as seen. Without any form of warranty. Driven daily for the last 10 years with only one previous owner. Mot`d till November 2021  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 87,431 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Volvo XC60 2010 year 80000 miles, R design. The traction disappeared and the car began to smoke, perhaps the replacement of the turbine, valve, sensor.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: XC60
Mileage: 80,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Seats: 5 Seats

BMW 530d automatic good car change engine oil and filters 300miles ago change gearbox oil 3000miles ago change brake disc pads shoes 2000miles ago Brembo breaks 2 keys very good car  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 5 Series
Mileage: 230,500 miles
Body: Estate
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

2014 Ford Fiesta Zetec mk7 5 doors 1.25 petrol 5-speed manual breaking spares and repairs. Engine gearbox in fine solid condition.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Fiesta
Mileage: 1 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Red
Fuel: Petrol
Engine: 1250cc

2012, 2.0L, Diesel, Automatic, 7 seaters, 19in alloy wheels worth £400-500, 1 key. No mot, No logbook. Injectors need replacement. Was running before injectors failed.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxy
Mileage: 250,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: MPV
Color: Black
Seats: 7+ Seats

2009 BMW 118d 6 speed gearbox spares or repair timing chain snapped done 150k Genuine M Sport version fully loaded Sadly Timing chain snapped Selling as non-runner for spares or repair  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 1 Series
Mileage: 150,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

First registered 1997 [r], black, genuine 70,000 low miles, mot till Dec 2021, 3 owners from new, comes with 1 key+ all documentation/booklets ready to hand. Massive specification which  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mitsubishi
Model: 3000GT
Mileage: 70,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Prefer to sell as a whole not strip down. Still has mot. Potential oil pump failure stopped immediately and was towed home. Mechanic turned the engine over briefly but advised further  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6
Mileage: 163,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Black
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 2000cc

198000 miles on the clock. For parts or repair. Head gasket problem. It's still running. Bottom end very good. It only pressurizes the coolant. Still drivable. Very good gearbox. New  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 198,000 miles
Year: 2010

Full-service history; cd player; electric windows; air conditioning; am/FM stereo; tuning; power-assisted steering (pas); climate control; alloy wheels; safety belt pretensioners.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 108,387 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

For sale my BMW. Selling as spares or repairs. It starts and drives but has a very noisy timing chain. Advised not to drive. Will make a lovely car when fixed. It's a 2.0 turbo diesel  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 5 Series
Mileage: 228,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Saloon
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

Full leather alloys electric windows mirrors. The clutch gone car doesn’t drive pedal to the floor may be the clutch cable. Will need recovery. Complete car. No offers.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: S40
Mileage: 170,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 1900cc

May break if enough interest. Starts and drives. Requires minor bits doing for the mot which run out on 24th of Feb 2021. Needs 1 tyre mileage is 150k, Drivers side wing has rust bubbling  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 1 Series
Mileage: 150,423 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

Taken in part/exchange, sold as seen for spares or repair. Mot valid until 7 October 2021. Car starts&drives. ((please note spares or repairs car there is no warranty given or implied  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 93,000 miles
Color: Green
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 1896cc
Year: 2004

2009 Mondeo estate 2009, 1.8 tdci, 11-month mot. Alloy wheels. Good tyres all around ( 2 new ones on the front). Recently had front springs changed. Interior in pretty fair condition  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 165,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

The car has a gearbox issue and has been parked up for 4 months. Currently, the battery is flat and the tyres need pumping. Once these are sorted you will be able to drive away locally  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: Bravo
Mileage: 120,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2014 Citroen DS3 vti 16v dstyle plus 3dr. Automatic 1.6 petrol. 99,000 miles. Logbook + key present. Spares or repair due to: 1. Poor bodywork look at pictures. 2. Engine management  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Citroen
Model: DS3
Mileage: 99,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 3 Doors

Peugeot 207 1.4 s spares or repair, 1.4 petrol. Mot until October 2021. Starts and drives but oil is mixing with water. Coil-over suspension so can be adjusted up or down. Drives really  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 207
Mileage: 92,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors


Salvage cars are not the first thing someone on a hunt for a new vehicle in their garage will consider. Salvage cars are even not an option that crosses the mind of someone shopping for a vehicle on a strict budget, or someone looking for their first vehicle while working with a very limited budget. However, salvage cars is an option out there that is worth considering. It may not be the most common way to get a new vehicle or even start a business, but purchasing salvage cars can turn into success. All you need is knowing how to shop for salvage cars and here we are going to provide you with some very helpful tips and recommendations.

Why Salvage Cars?

Why salvage cars?
Why choose investing into salvage cars?

It is hard to imagine the world nowadays without a vehicle. The car has turned into an indispensable part of our everyday life, offering convenience, the basic comfort of being mobile, saving time. Unfortunately, buying a new vehicle is not an option for everyone and there are many people, who are in need of one in their lives, but even purchasing a second-hand car doesn’t cut it. Most of us have been there at one point in our lives, some of us are still struggling with figuring out how to save up a budget, but not many of us have ever considered the option salvage cars. Indeed, salvage cars are a practical and very budget-friendly way to own a vehicle and visiting the auctions for salvage cars will not cost you a penny. At least you can get an idea of what salvage cars are. Insurance companies deem salvage cars to be a total wreck and while we can agree that salvage cars are not the vehicle you can immediately ride away with, often just a bit of repair can bring salvage cars back on the road. Making salvage cars road-worthy vehicles can be a serious project you should be ready about. However, it is still worth considering this option. Salvage cars make for great project vehicles and if you know a thing or two about cars, salvage cars can turn into your next DIY project. Furthermore, salvage cars can turn into a successful business too as you can fix salvage cars for profit. The key thing is that you must know about the best way to shop for salvage cars.

Thorough Assessment of Damages of Salvage Cars

Why salvage cars?
Pre-purchase inspection of salvage cars damages

The majority of salvage cars you will spot on auctions are vehicles that have been through some sort of accident and this is the reason for their damage. No matter the reason for the damage, the car owner has once decided that the repair of a damaged car does not worth their time, energy, and investment and here is how the vehicles turn into salvage cars. Therefore, it is really important to make a thorough assessment of the condition and the damage of the salvage cars you are interested in. In fact, in most cases, the repair really does not worth your time, energy, and investment. However, there are some cases when salvage cars can surprise you and turn into a great deal. It is a good idea to bring a professional mechanic with you when looking for salvage cars, as a professional will be able to make a comprehensive assessment and evaluation if you are not able to tell the condition of the car. In case the damage affects critical components of the vehicle, this pretty much means a repair that will be too expensive to make sense for you to invest in salvage cars. Damages on the interior of the body of the car will be more desirable, but not necessarily worth the purchase too. Buying salvage cars for parts is always an option too, so make sure to check out the condition of the parts thoroughly.

Think as Salvage Cars Insurer

Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars: Into the shoes of an insurer

Obviously, there is a reason why a car insurer will title vehicles as salvage cars. The main reason is that an insurer will understand that repairing the car will cost more than the value of the car itself. Therefore, when you are looking for salvage cars, you need to do a bit of math before investing. There are some tips, in this case, you are recommended to follow. As an example, newer models of salvage cars are usually more heavily damaged, while older models of salvage cars are usually not that heavily damaged to the point that repair will cost more than the car’s value itself.

Salvage Cars May Come With Other Costs (Besides Repair)

Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider additional costs related to salvage cars

It is clear that no matter the salvaged cars you decide to invest into, you will have to deal with some repairs and their costs. But this is not the only factor money-wise you want to consider when shopping for salvage cars. As an example, you will also have to pay for the car registration. You will also have to deal with finding a reliable insurance company that will be willing to cover vehicles that are already titled as salvage cars by other insurers. You should find a way to convince the insurance companies that newly restored and recovered salvage cars are as road-worthy and safe as other cars on the road.

Consider Market Prices for Salvage Cars

Consider market prices for salvage cars
Consider market value of salvage cars

In case you are planning to make repairing salvage cars and they re-selling them your business, you should also be aware of the price of repaired salvage cars on the market. Usually, restored salvage cars can cost no more than 60% of the price of the same car model by the same car brand.

Post-Purchase Inspection of Salvage Cars

Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars
Assessment: After the purchase of salvage cars

Now, you have thoroughly inspected the vehicle before buying it on the salvage cars auction, but the assessment of the vehicle’s condition does not have to stop here where you signed in the paperwork for purchasing it. Post-purchase inspection is as important as pre-purchase one, and you usually do that after all the repairs and/or rebuilding process. This is very important and the only way to make sure the vehicle can be registered with a clean title and get proper insurance coverage.

Why salvage cars?
Thorough assessment of damages of salvage cars
Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider market prices for salvage cars
Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars