Aug
26

Salvage: Crash damaged Bugatti Veyron

Salvage Bugatti Veyron Auctioned online for £167k

Back on 26th April the driver of this lovely Bugatti Veyron was making his way along the A2 between Seebenstein and Grimmenstein (Austria) in the direction of Graz.
Unfortunately (Despite all the driver aids, traction control and huge grip) the driver lost control of the car in poor conditions, crashed through a guard rail falling about 40 meters down an embankment.

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Thankfully the car remained upright and the driver walked away from the accident without serious injury.

From what we can see the damage sustained seems relatively light with only a few panels and some suspension damage.
However, crashing a Bugatti Veyron is always going to be expensive! And it’s not like you’ll be able to pop down to the Bugatti dealership with a list of parts and pick them up off the shelf!

Following the crash the car was featured on an online auction site in Switzerland. Bidding finished at CHF 253,900, or £167,285 at current exchange rates. (Roughly a quarter of the price of an equivalent 2008 car which have been seen retailing for around £675,000 – £725,000.

Whether this is a salvage bargain or not is hard to tell. But if it’s possible to keep the parts bill low it could be the deal of the century!
Unfortunately for the lucky winner the deal is not yet sealed. Although they’ve won the auction it’s not yet finalised as the insurer is still assessing the car’s residual value and has the right to decide to pull out and repair and re-sell the car themselves. Although I really hope they don’t decide to so this.

The auction listing (with extensive pics) says damage is to ‘front, rear, left sill, front sill, left door, right door’ and – more ominously – ‘car floors’, and the pictures show that suspension links have been both bent and broken, although there’s no suggestion the engine and transmission have been damaged.

Bugatti Veyron Auction listing on www.ricardo.ch

From various online sources the repair costs are estimated at between £480,000 to £563,000. If this is the case I’d be surprised if it’s every repaired, instead It may be more cost effective to break the car for parts. If that’s the case it would be a very sad end to one of the world’s best hyper cars.

Salvage Bugatti Veyron underside

Salvage Bugatti Veyron suspension damage

Salvage Bugatti Veyron Interior

Salvage Bugatti Veyron 4

Jul
28

Wrecks2riches.co.uk is for sale

After 6 years of running Wrecks2riches.co.uk I’ve decided that its unfortunately time to sell-up and move on as I simply no longer have the time to do justice to the site or its readers.

The site is a rich resource for those interesting in salvage and damage repairable cars, and receives high levels targeted traffic each day.

Over the years It’s provided a reasonable revenue stream through advertising opportunities, affiliate deals and Google AdSense, but its reached the point where it requires someone to dedicate a little more time to producing and publishing new content.

£Contact me directly for detail on pricing or to discuss the opportunity in more detail.

Jun
17

Salvage news – Beware Mr A Wahid, AB Parts Limited

Firstly,  apologies it’s been a while since my last post and update on the site. There is just generally too much going on at the moment and it’s been a struggle to fit everything in.

Whilst I’ve been busy I’ve still been keeping an eye on the salvage market and there are lots of exciting things going on, but also lots of dodgy salvage yards and sellers appearing hence my post today.

 

Unfortunately both I, and a few other people I’ve spoken with have recently had an unfortunate run in with an unscrupulous parts seller. Specifically AB Parts Limited which is run by a Mr A Wahid.

I and the others I have contacted were all sucked in via ads on eBay, and stupidly agreed to pay funds for parts by bank transfer. (This is my own fault, as I really should have refused and paid by paypal where there is greater opportunity for comeback).

In my case specifically I received parts, a bumper, but it was completely the wrong bumper and not the one I ordered, after trying to contact Mr Wahid I’ve been repeatedly fobbed off and have since had complete radio silence. Others I’ve contacted have received no parts at all.

All I can suggest to everyone is, be aware, don’t pay for parts online by bank transfer (as I did) and spread the word that AB Parts Limited and Mr Wahid are not legitimate sellers. Let’s hope we can try and stop people getting caught and give him the justice he deserves!

All the details on Mr Abdul Wahid and his dubious business practice are below. BUYER BEWARE!!

 

Mr Abdul Wahid

Trading online as either AB Parts Limited or Digifix_8

Known addresses he uses:

2 Park Parade, West Town, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2QJ

12 Pilgrim Drive,  Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3NP

Mobile numbers:

07756 410473 or 07404438172

Links to his eBay seller profiles

AB Parts Limited eBay profile

Digifix_8 eBay profile

 

Mar
29

Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive – unrecorded

Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive

Year: 2012/62 (2013 model)

Enging: 1.6

Doors: 5dr hatch back

Colour: Black

Milage: 8750

UNRECORDED

Comments. Nearly new car, only 1 owner and has the balance of manufacturers warranty. Starts and drives, not recorded or categorised.

£7195

Contact Peter on 07876 440077 or 01276 300044

Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive side

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Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive front

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Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive rear

Salvage Vauxhall Astra Exclusive rear

Mar
29

Salvage 2012 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 SRI

Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI

Year: 2012/62 (2013 model)

Enging: 1.4

Doors: 5dr hatch back

Colour: Black

Milage: 5500

UNRECORDED

Comments. Nearly new car, only 1 owner and has the balance of manufacturers warranty. Starts and drives, not recorded or categorised.

£7795

Contact Peter on 07876 440077 or 01276 300044

Vauxhall Astra Salvage SRI - Front

Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.4 Front

Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.4 Front

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Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.4 Side

Salvage Vauxhall Astra rear

Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.4 rear

Feb
4

Salvage – Hyundai i30 Classic 1.4

Salvage – Hyundai i30 Classic

1.4 Petrol

Manual – 6 speed

5 door Hatchback

Registration: 2012 ’12′ plate

Milage: 13,000

Damage:  N/S/F Corner, N/S/F Suspension, Starts

 

Salvage – £7,250

Contact Peter on 07876 440077

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Feb
4

Salvage – Hyundai i30 classic

Salvage – Hyundai i30 Classic

CRDI Diesel, Blue Drive,

Manual – 6 speed

5 door Hatchback

Registration: 2012 ’12′ plate

Milage: 11,300

Damage:  Front End. Starts & Drives

 

Salvage – £8,850

Contact Peter on 07876 440077

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Feb
4

Salvage – Vauxhall Astra SRi

 

Salvage – Vauxhall Astra SRI

CDTI diesel Ecoflex

Manual Gearbox

5 door Hatchback

Registration: 201 ’61′ plate

Milage: 12,000

Damage: O/S/F Corner & Front Bumper, Starts & Drives.

 Undamaged complete front bumper also available with this car. Equire for more details.

Salvage – £7,995

Contact Peter on 07876 440077

   Salvage Vauxhall Astra SRI front

Salvage Vauxhall Astra side

Salvage Vauxhall Astra interior

Salvage Vauxhall Astra side

Feb
4

Salvage Hyundai Ix35 Premuim

 

Salvage – Hyundai Ix35 Premium

Unrecorded – Not on HPI or V car

2WD, 6 speed Manual

Registration: 2012 ’62′ plate

Milage: 12,000

Damage: 1 owner. Front and rear end damage. (Majority of parts in the vehicle). Starts and Drives

Salvage – £12,750

Contact Peter on 07876 440077

 

Salvage Hyundai ix35 Premium

Salvage Hyundai ix35

Salvage Hyundai ix35 rear

Salvage Hyundai ix35

 

Jan
7

Watch out – Cloning Salvage – Lamborghini Gallardo

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Watch out for dodgy salvage practices!

This is a potentially seriously dodgy salvage transaction. I’m posting this out there to highlight some of the more unscrupulous salvage practices which go on out there. Please read this and take note, there are just too many dodgy people out there who are giving the salvage industry a bad name!

 

Spotted this listing on eBay for a Salvage Lamborghini Gallardo.

 

Why is this potentially dodgy? 

It could be genuine but smells very fishy. The car is stripped, and there are pretty much no servicable parts left on it, aside from the VIN numbers and other vehicle identifers. Given what it would need to be repaired it simply wouldnt be economical. Even the listing says that 97% of all good parts have been stripped. So essentially you’d be buying 3% of a car

Why would anyone want to buy it?

For ‘ringing’ or changing the identity of a stolen car which closely resembles the one being sold here as salvage. This could be stolen to order, identity changed using VIN and paperwork from this crashed car, then swiftly re-sold, potentially here in the UK but most likely overseas.

This is all supported by the below extracts from the eBay listing – tell tale points flagged in red…

 

“Welcome to my auction for my damaged Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0 V10 completely unrecorded H.P.I clear logbook and body shell with all vin numbers matching and present

Only Damaged Shell/Frame with a few outstanding parts AvailableCar Comes with Full Logbook V5 in My name, Original KeyAll numbers Intact

“Driver seat, Dash, wires and looms also still present, Driver seat a little twisted and dash airbags deployed, the car is about 97% stripped

Main photo which is on the ebay listing – Looks ok right??

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What the car you are buying actually looks like… A wreck, which could only realistically be used for cloning a car.

Wrecked lamborghini gallardo salvage

Link to eBay listing