Why buy damaged, salvage cars and other vehicles in the UK from RAW2K?
Our online auctions are home to a wide range of vehicles for sale, and many of these models include damaged and light damaged cars. The exact nature of the damage in question can vary between technical, electronic or body damage, and can range from light to severe. Much of our stock includes accident damaged cars that have been involved in road collisions or similar impacts. For the most lightly damaged cars, these accidents may only have affected the paint or bodywork, whereas more serious collisions could have lasting effects on the powertrain or underlying structure of the vehicle. A very small minority may include flood or fire damaged cars.
While certain customers, such as first time buyers, might not find much use for these sorts of vehicles, damaged cars can be an invaluable source of spare parts for customers with more specialist mechanical experience. This type of vehicle can also encompass damaged repairable cars, which can be restored to full working condition.
Every damaged car is given an insurance category by the British Association of Insurers. It’s worth noting that we don’t sell Cat A cars here at RAW2K, because by definition, they’re not able to provide you with any value!
Explore a huge range of salvage cars for sale, vans and other UK vehicles
The vast majority of the vehicles you’ll find online on our website are salvage cars, vans and motorcycles. These salvage cars attract thousands of trade and non-trade customers from around the UK, who bid on them in our fast, easy online vehicle auctions.
Before we list it for auction, each of these salvage cars is classed into one of four salvage categories by the Association of British Insurers, to provide a rough indication of their general condition at a glance. In their entirety, these salvage categories include:
- Category N (formerly Cat D) – vehicles with non-structural faults
- Category S (formerly Cat C) – vehicles suffering notable structural damage
- Category B – salvage cars with extensive structural damage
- Category A – beyond any repair. Strictly scrap only
It’s worth noting that in October of 2017, two of these salvage categories were renamed in a bid to reduce confusion about the various classifications. Specifically, Category D cars are now referred to as Category N, whereas Category C has been reclassed to Category S. Cat A cars are not available at RAW2K.
What is a Category N (or Category D) salvage car?
One of the most highly-sought types of salvage car is a Category D/Category N vehicle, mainly because their non-structural faults generally meant they’re one of the most lightly damaged cars.