classic-car-news

Classic Car news

Should You Consider Scrapping Your Classic Car?

car scrap

For many enthusiasts, collectors and owners the idea of scrapping a classic car would be understandably unthinkable. However, it is something worth considering, because sometimes you might have no choice but to send a beloved classic to the scrap yard. 

Are there other options?

Keeping a classic car can sometimes requires a lot of effort, either for restoration work or for just general maintenance and keeping the vehicle running. Often there aren’t enough hours in the day or funds available to successfully keep your project going.   

It can be incredibly disappointing to suddenly discover extensive rot, or that you’re going to have to chip away at your savings in order to restore your classic to its prime. Before you know it, you can start to feel completely out of your depth.

There are people out there who are willing and able to put in all the extra effort required, and you might be one of them, but life can get in the way. If you don’t have an unlimited cheque book to source parts, and endless hours to pour into your project, then it may be time to consider other options before you start practically living in your garage. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to a scrap yard is your only option. You could consider:

  • Seeking out a new owner – because when it comes to classic cars, there’s always someone out there with more resources to make restorations a success. Trying to sell your classic to a new owner should be the first thing you think about. Plus, there’s a possibility you might get to see your project completed and out on the road one day. 

 

  • Donating your classic – could be another option for you if your project has become impossible to complete. You can look at breaking the car down to its parts and sell them on, in order to help other projects and restorations of classics. If you have the space to hold on to parts (because you could have them for a while), and plenty of options to keep advertising them, this could be the solution for you. 

Taking your classic to specialist scrap dealers

If you’re unable to find a new owner for your car, or breaking it down for the parts isn’t an option either, then scrapping it might be. However, this doesn’t mean you need to start worrying, as the number of great online scrapping services has actually increased in recent years. So, sending your classic to the scrap yard might not be the terrible end you think it is. 

Many scrap comparison services can actually offer your car up to a UK-wide network of dealers, who can then bid on it. This can potentially result in your classic going to more specialist scrap dealers, for a much better price. When these specialists get your classic, they can strip it down to its component parts, with the possibility of moving those parts over to other enthusiasts. 

It’s never going to feel great to send your classic car off to be dismantled, but at least in the hands of specialists you can rest assured knowing your passion project won’t just be crushed and forgotten about. Thanks to these continually emerging specialist scrap dealers, you car will likely get to live on in various other classic vehicles. 

Classic Car News, Inside Classics

You also may be
interested in...

Classic Car News

Can you drive a motorhome on a car licence?

Before you take the plunge and buy a motorhome, it’s probably worth checking if you’re actually eligible to drive one on your current driving licence.  For the most part, the year you passed your driving test determines whether or not you’re legally...

Read more Classic Car News, Inside Classics

Keep up to date with our news & blogs

Bike News

Vespa GTV provides new twist on classic scooter

With the most iconic scooter design of all time, it’s a case of evolution rather than revolution for Vespa but for 2023 there’s something new coming out of the Tuscan factory.

Read more Bike News
Bike News

BMW hits sales record in 2022

Big adventure bikes lead the way as BMW sells more bikes in one year than ever before during its 100-year history.

Read more Bike News
Bike News

John McGuinness to race the 2023 Isle of Man TT races with Honda

Honda Racing announces riders for the 2023 Road Racing campaign

Read more Bike News

Have some questions? Check out our tips & guides pages for some great information

Motorbike Reviews

Reviewed: Forcite MK1S

We don’t usually review motorcycle gear on Insidebikes, but when the opportunity to try out the world’s most advanced crash helmet came along we couldn’t help but make an exception…

Read more Bike Reviews
Motorbike Reviews

Reviewed: Moto Morini 6½ Seiemmezzo STR and SCR

At under £7000, Moto Morini’s new 6½ range offers a lot of machinery for an impressive amount of cash. But just how good are they?

Read more Bike Reviews
Motorbike Reviews

Track review: Ducati Panigale V2

Ducati’s Panigale V2 might seem like the ‘baby’ in their sportsbike lineup, but is it right in the sweet spot for going fast and having fun?

Read more Bike Reviews