Salvage Vans


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2013 Mercedes-Benz sprinter van long-wheelbase done 285,000 miles from new always been very well maintained from new being sold for spares or repair due to needs a prop shaft no vat  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Sprinter
Wheel Base: LWB
Color: Silver
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 285,000 miles
Year: 2013

Note: The price displayed for this vehicle (£1999.00) is exclusive of VAT. Mercedes Benz Citan long wheel base fridge van 2016 16 reg high motorway miles 336k gah fridge unit non-runner  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Citan
Color: White
Seats: 2 Seats
Mileage: 336,000 miles
Year: 2016
Transmission: Manual

2013 Mercedes Benz sprinter van long-wheelbase done 285,000 miles from new always been very well maintained from new being sold for spares or repair due to needs a prop shaft no vat  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Sprinter
Wheel Base: LWB
Color: Silver
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 285,000 miles
Year: 2013

Citroen Berlingo first 750 HDI 1.6 diesel spares and repairs. Was driving it last week and the cam belt snapped and the engine seized, can be used as spares or repair, before this the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Citroen
Model: Berlingo
Body: Car Derived Van
Color: White
Seats: 2 Seats
Mileage: 240,000 miles
Year: 2011

SPARES or REPAIR 2011 Ford transit 3500kg 2.4. 6speed 150000 1owner straight from company. Towbar MOT October 2022 still starts and drives. Would benefit from a good polish. BAD POINTS  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Body: Panel Van
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 155,000 miles
Year: 2011

More info added soon electric windows heated electric mirrors, remote central locking/immobiliser, power-assisted steering, adjustable steering column, computer, driver/passenger/side  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vivaro
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 142,000 miles
Year: 2005
Transmission: Manual

2016 66 Ford transit dropside truck done 142,000 miles from new starts and drives but is being sold for spares or repair due to dpf is blocked ulez compliant no vat.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Body: Dropside
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 142,000 miles
Year: 2016

Spares or repairs, really clean van but head gasket has gone on it! Pressures the cooling system and overheats! Interior and exterior very clean, no mot or tax been stood for a while  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Primastar
Body: Panel Van
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 172,000 miles
Year: 2005

Finished in blue complimented with a contrasting grey interior. A good solid well presented vehicle with a long MOT. Engine tired drives but not very well.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vivaro
Color: Blue
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 96,000 miles
Year: 2008
Transmission: Manual

The Clutch cylinder and front breaks need to be replaced. Will drive short distance but better to collect.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Body: Panel Van
Color: Red
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 180,000 miles
Year: 2009

56 plate Renault Trafic, needs a new turbo. Was running great until it went last week. Van is surplus to requirements so have no desire to fix it. MOT’d until April 22. Open to offers  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Trafic
Body: Panel Van
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 132,000 miles
Year: 2006

Breaking Renault Traffic. Breaking 2.0 and 1.9 also.2018. Bi-turbo.38k on the engine.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Trafic
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2018

Little work van with clutch/gearbox failure. Bought in Feb 2021 for £1,700 and has run nicely this year but now the clutch/gearbox has failed. Sold as seen with MOT until Feb 2022  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit Connect
Body: Panel Van
Color: Silver
Seats: 2 Seats
Mileage: 170,000 miles
Year: 2005

White Ford transit van for sale… MOT until January 2022, around 230,000 miles, manual gearbox, starts but needs work doing, seeking as spares or repair only! Sold as seen… advertised  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Mileage: 230,000 miles
Year: 2010
Fuel: Diesel

Very clean van for its mileage and age, still starts and drives good but gets very smokey when warms up to the temperature, been told it is one of the injectors leaking. Got it from  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Combo
Body: Car Derived Van
Color: White
Seats: 2 Seats
Mileage: 190,000 miles
Year: 2007

Transit Custom BREAKING Deep Impact Blue. 2013 - 2017. Please call me with any parts you need 7 days a week and we will be happy to help. Thanks, Fife Scotland call: 0 7 3 9 9 2 0 5  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit Custom
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2013

These are all the usable parts from a Vauxhall Vivaro 2005 which I want to sell because I need the space. Please note I am selling it altogether, not separate pieces. No offers, please  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vivaro
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2005

Spares Or Repair: 2013 (13). Automatic.112k Miles. MOT - 23rd January 2022. Parking Sensors.1.3 diesel. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it I’ve had a friend scan its codes are  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: Fiorino
Body: Car Derived Van
Color: White
Seats: 2 Seats
Mileage: 112,000 miles
Year: 2013

Ford Transit t350l RWD LWB hightop 2007 / spares & repairs/export sold as spares or repairs 180,000starts & drives well minor blue smoke (we have driven this van over 100 miles  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Wheel Base: LWB
Color: White
Seats: 3 Seats
Mileage: 180,000 miles
Year: 2007

Spares or repairs-no vat-no return. Has an oil leak coming from a breather hole next to the a/c unit- told it could be the oil pump. 229378 miles. 1 key- central locking. V5 present  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Movano
Body: Panel Van
Wheel Base: LWB
Color: White
Mileage: 229,378 miles
Year: 2008


As recent estimations and statistics show, there are around four million vans on the British roads. Interestingly enough, a percentage of them have been once deemed as salvage vans, but someone enthusiastically conquered the idea of buy salvage vans, repair them, make them road-worthy once again. It may sound like a lot of hassle and stress, but believe it or not, giving a second chance to salvage vans can be a great opportunity. A great opportunity to purchase a van without breaking the bank, if you are on a limited budget. A great way to give salvage vans a second chance if they are not struggling with major damage beyond repair. Also, a great way to explore a new business opportunity of fixing, repairing, and then re-selling salvage vans that are road-worthy. So if you know a thing or two about vehicle repair and you want to DIY a project or explore a new business opportunity, salvage vans auctions can turn into your next favourite place to browse.

Why Consider Salvage Vans?

Why consider salvage vans?
Could salvage vans be a worthy investment?

Vans help daily a lot of businesses and industries to run smoothly by transporting goods and delivering services on time every day. It may be a big corporation or a small business, it really doesn’t matter, as vans are needed for all sorts of endeavours. Almost all sorts of businesses need at least one van for work, including decorators, florists, handymen, catering, delivery drivers, flooring specialists, and so much more. Vans are hardy and versatile vehicles that can contribute a lot to the efficiency and good performance of your business, ensuring the comfort and functionality no other vehicle can. So maybe you already run a business, or you are considering to start one and a van will be of much help. However, investing in a new and even a second-hand van could be too harsh on your budget. Instead of spending your last penny on this project, here is an alternative solution for you. Salvage vans, despite the fact that they are often titled so by insurance companies due to big damage beyond repair, can often be given a second chance. If only you know how to shop for salvage vans properly and wisely, you will be able to find salvage vans that can actually be repaired on not that high of a cost and can be road-worthy once again, helping your business, deliver your goods and services. Alternatively, purchasing, repairing and re-selling salvage vans can turn into a great business opportunity for you, in case you have the set of skills needed for individually repairing salvage vans. No matter the reason why you might be interested in salvage vans, the whole project narrows down to the fact that first, you should be aware of how properly shop for salvage vans and choose the best vehicles with minimal damage and maximum chance to be like brand-new.

How Vehicles Become Salvage Vans?

How vehicles become salvage vans?
How are vehicles titled salvage vans?

It is pretty self-explanatory, however, salvage vans are titles this way usually because they have damage beyond repair or damage that is so big and serious that the previous owner or insurance company consider the cost of service not worth the investment or bigger than the price of the van. Salvage vans are often vehicles that have been through an incident or accident. With that been said, auctions for salvage vans are not necessarily selling a pile of scrap for pennies. Interestingly enough, sometimes you are able to find salvage vans for a great price and not that much of serious damage that can be repaired without a big cost. However, in order to find such salvage vans, you should be aware of how and where to look for them.

Understanding Categories of Salvage Vans

Understanding categories of salvage vans
Guide to categories of salvage vans

The best way to understand whether is it worth it to buy salvage vans is to make sure you know their history so you can eventually evaluate the kind of damage and if it can be repaired completely and at a reasonable price. After all, there is no point in investing into salvage vans that cannot be fixed to the point of being road-worthy again or the repair cost is too high. The various categories of salvage vans bellows will tell you more about the possible structural and aesthetic damages the salvage vans you are considering may have. Knowing and understanding these categories will help you to make more successful purchases when shopping for salvage vans.

  • Cat A – Includes salvage vans that cannot be repaired and they are titled as scrap, therefore these salvage vans should be destroyed along with all parts. These salvage vans are often crushed.
  • Cat B – This category includes salvage vans that have been categorized as broken. In this case, salvage van cannot be repaired entirely, their body shells are destroyed to stop the vehicles from going back on the road. However, parts of these salvage vans can be used.
  • Cat N – This category includes salvage vans that are non-structurally damaged, therefore these salvage vans can be repaired and are allowed back on the road.
  • Cat S – This category includes salvage vans that are structurally damaged, which means these salvage vans are considered repairable and when fixed properly can be back on the road.
Considering all categories, when shopping for salvage vans you want to invest your money mainly in salvage vans categorised with Cat N and Cat S.

Do You Need a Mechanic When Shopping for Salvage Vans?

Do you need a mechanic when shopping for salvage vans?
Is a mechanic required for when you shop for salvage vans?

Of course, if you don’t feel confident in your knowledge, or you don’t understand nothing at all about vehicles and their repair, the best thing to do when looking for salvage vans is to hire a mechanic, who can come with you and provide you with an in-depth evaluation of the condition of the vehicles you are interested in. These specialists will be able to assess the condition of salvage vans both of the structure, internal damages, and the more obvious damages that are noticeable at first glance. They will be able to advise you on whether it is worth to invest your money, or the salvage vans offered don’t worth the repair since it will cost too much.

Where to Go When Looking for Salvage Vans?

Where to go when looking for salvage vans?
Where to shop for salvage vans?

You can start by browsing online when you are looking for all the opportunities the salvage vans market in the UK is offering. It is not necessarily to make an instant purchase, sometimes finding salvage vans in a repairable condition takes a lot of time. However, you will be able to get used to the idea and understand more about what the salvage vans market is currently offering. Once you are ready to make a purchase, you are recommended to start visiting auctions for salvage vans. It won’t cost you a single penny, yet you need to take your time and invest it in a process that can take longer than you may expect. However, you never know what treasure you will be able to find there.

Why consider salvage vans?
How vehicles become salvage vans?
Understanding categories of salvage vans
Do you need a mechanic when shopping for salvage vans?
Where to go when looking for salvage vans?
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