Salvage Cars


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2002 Mini Cooper Hatchback, John Cooper Edition. Good bodywork. Runs well, gearbox issues. Mot till March, two new tyres and a new cat manifold.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 149,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

I have a nice Toyota Auris 2.0d with body kit and alloy wheels and steel double exhaust for sale as spares or repairs (Engine won't start) I don't know why, could be an easy fix, 114000  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Auris
Mileage: 114,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Got a 61 plate silver Chevrolet Spark in not bad condition. MOT Aug 2022. Has had an engine oil leak which can be repaired (Was quoted at roughly £270) so at the moment not drivable  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Spark
Mileage: 79,800 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Coupe
Color: Silver
Fuel: Petrol

Engine coolant leaking into engine head gasket likely, been sitting weeks in drive noticed two tyres have slow punctures.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A3
Mileage: 98,000 miles
Body: Convertible
Year: 2009

BMW 116i petrol manual 57Reg. N45 engine. alloy wheels are all good tyres. X2 keys. The car has upgraded headlights. And black grills. no history apart from some parts receipts. The  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 1 Series
Mileage: 96,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Spares repairs started and drove like new now nothing the Ignition lights are coming on then nothing happening when I’m turning the key I can’t be arsed with the hassle could be  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touareg
Mileage: 160,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Spares or repair. In good condition thought out, clean and tidy, leather seats, air con, alloy wheels. Needs a new or repaired cluster key is not recognised in the ignition to start  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Fiesta
Mileage: 130,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Great car that runs smoothly.159,000.1.9 TDI 3 door green golf. Mot 06/12/2021. Alloy wheels. Electric windows original radio/cd player with fully working speakers. Selling as spares  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 159,000 miles
Color: Green
Doors: 3 Doors
Fuel: Diesel
Engine: 1900cc

No offers spares or repair. Seat Ibiza 1.4, part exchange to clear, 164k miles, no Mot, central locking, power steering, electric windows, etc. battery light is on. No plan to spend  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Ibiza
Mileage: 165,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

I have a wee smart for sale that I haven't been able to get around to sorting. It's been laid up a while now since it failed its MOT last year mainly needing some welding done on the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Smart
Model: City
Mileage: 65,000 miles
Year: 2003

For sale my insignia. Spares or repairs.. it cut out and won’t turn over, possibly engine seized.. no offers. It's a 2.0 turbo diesel. The bodywork is ok for its age. It's done a  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 168,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

For sale my insignia. Spares or repairs.. it cut out and won’t turn over, possibly engine seized.. no offers. It's a 2.0 turbo diesel. The body work is ok for its age. It's done a  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 168,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Lovely Mondeo for sale recently had a new cambelt, service and MOT with no advisories. Still just under 12 months left on the ticket. The reason I'm selling is the auxiliary belt fell  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 142,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Am selling this as spares or repairs has new tyres all round runs and drives engine lights on but there's no difference in the drive is great on fuel has short m.o.t till some time  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Ka
Mileage: 78,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

Spares or repair automatic transmission fault. REPLACEMENT GEARBOXES FOR SALE ON E BAY £300. that’s the worst case scenario if it needs a new gearbox. Grab a bargain a car in this  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: 3 Series
Mileage: 112,000 miles
Engine: 1995cc
Year: 2007

Selling as spares or repair due to major engine issues. Starts but is very noisy and missing.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Jaguar
Model: XF
Mileage: 190,000 miles
Year: 2008

Audi A4 2.4 petrol. The timing belt was gone. Needs a new engine. MOT until May 2022. Two new Michelin front tyres. Breaks in good condition. Front suspension was replaced in August  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A4
Mileage: 90,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Convertible
Color: Black
Doors: 2 Doors

Audi A6 2.7 TDI Allroad spare or repair good engine and good gearbox, starts and runs, spares or repair as the air suspension compressor or sensor needs to be changed and one injector  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6 Allroad
Mileage: 180,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Lovely looking car with excellent bodywork. Bought it a week ago on gumtree as you can see in the pics. Made the mistake of not bringing my mechanic with me. I only intended to have  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 156,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Fuel: Petrol

1997 Honda Accord 2.0i LS.120k. Mot - 6th November. Runs and drives however difficult to engage gears. Will need clutch bleeding. Bodywork is average condition for the year. Px Clearance  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Accord
Mileage: 120,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Doors: 4 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats


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