Salvage Cars


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Mot until 2nd July 2021. See issues in images of diagnostic at Citroen garage. Have previous diagnostics paperwork, v5c, and 2 keys. Includes roof bars and removable tow bar. We were  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Citroen
Model: C4
Mileage: 69,444 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Coupe
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

308 spares repair, mot failure emissions after been sat for 3 months.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 308
Mileage: 74,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

ECU fault but had running on the weekend as left ECU on the radiator and started and revved, turned off and went back after half an hour and wouldn’t start, good engine and gearbox  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 132,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Spare or repair. Need head gasket. Price £375 price £375. For sale Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 2007 as spare or repair, part exchange to clear. The car does start and runs all gears work well  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 118,753 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2014 Volvo V60 d2 [115] r design 5dr damaged spares or repair salvage...cat s, due to front damage (still holds water). Has done 36,317 miles. Starts and drives. Can arrange delivery  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: V60
Mileage: 36,317 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2015 Seat Ibiza FR MK4 breaking spares and repairs. Engine gearbox in fine solid condition.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Ibiza
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2015

Unfortunately selling as spares or repairs, went into limp mode the other day and being told high-pressure fuel pump has gone. The car has 192K on the clock and has full-service history  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A4
Mileage: 192,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Grey
Doors: 4 Doors

Nissan Micra 1.0, 2005 (54reg), 5 door hatchback. Mot till 18/08/21. Starting problem. Selling as spares or repairs. Will be sold as seen. £295 or near offers.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Micra
Mileage: 112,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Hi, the car has been sitting for over a year needs a new engine as it’s seized, leather interior, the body works okay got a scratch down one side no mot thanks.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: CLC Class
Mileage: 70,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Coupe
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Suzuki Alto 2013 18,000 mileage salvage damage spares or repair. The 1-litre petrol engine, free road tax, cat s. Salvage damaged spares or repair, if listed still available, a first  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Suzuki
Model: Alto
Mileage: 18,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Well looked after. Not sure what mot is on it. Taken as part of a swap. My new car comes on Friday and has nowhere to store it. £300 takes it no offers. Starts and runs well no dings  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Clio
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Ford Focus automatic 1.6 petrol. Starts and drives bodywork tatty mot Dec. 2020. For spares or repair. Bonnet lock broken. Dents scratch all round.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 98,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Fuel: Petrol

2010 Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci, 85,000, non-runner, won't start. Spares or repairs. Sold as seen. £1000 no offers.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 85,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Here I have Mazda MX6 113k on the clock selling for spares or repairs, not mot sports exhaust 2.5 v6 engine runs and drives very good was a project but not got time or space. These  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: MX-6
Mileage: 113,000 miles
Fuel: Petrol
Engine: 2500cc
Year: 1994

Spares and repairs only. The car requires a new head gasket hence the sale. Cannot be driven away so provision will need to be made for this.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Avensis
Mileage: 1 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Doors: 5 Doors
Fuel: Petrol

Nissan Micra, salvage hatchback, 2002. You need to take new mot no offer.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Micra
Mileage: 76,925 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 3 Doors

Perfect for repairs, engagement light and abs are on. The power steering rack has a slow leak. Apart from that's works perfectly.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra
Mileage: 100,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

Non-runner (won't start). Mot expired September. Aa breaks down report suggested new fuel pump/fuel filter. - new brake discs/brake pads;- 4 new tyres;- 2 previous owners;- low mileage  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Yaris
Mileage: 50,867 miles
Year: 2000
Owners: 2
Features: Electric windows

Mercedes C class W203 breaking for spares all parts available 52 plates, 220 CDI, Avantgarde, cloth interior, SRS light on, runs and drives, engine and gearbox all working, postage  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: C Class
Mileage: 193,610 miles
Year: 2005

We think it has a slipped timing belt, broken springs at the back of the car. Sold as seen spares or repair £300ono.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 307
Mileage: 46,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 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