3 Ways to Get Cash for Cars You No Longer Need

If you’re like most car lovers, you spend a great deal of time finding donor cars that can supply parts for your restoration projects. However, you also most likely have more than one project car – you complete one and then move on to another in a best-case scenario. Of course, there is always the chance that one project car will languish in your shop, unfinished for a number of reasons.

Maybe there are no viable donor cars, or perhaps replacement parts are simply not available. Eventually, you move on to a new project, and the old one sits there gathering dust. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can get cash for cars that you’re no longer working on to fund your current rebuild. Here are three ways you can do that.

  1. Sell It Outright

It may be possible to sell your ex-project car outright if there are other car lovers who need the parts it contains, or who might benefit from the chassis. However, this may not work. If you have given up on restoring the car due to a dearth of replacement parts or supplies, other car lovers may not be interested in buying it.

  1. Part It Out

In some cases, you may be able to part out the vehicle. This method allows you to get cash for cars that won’t sell in whole condition, and you can at least recoup some of the money that you spent on parts and supplies. However, be prepared to put in some work here. In most instances, you will need to remove the part(s) yourself before the sale. You’ll also most likely need to take photos of the parts so that you can post them online. The entire process can be time consuming.

  1. Sell It to Cars Buyer Centre

Perhaps the simplest way to get cash for cars that you no longer plan to restore is to sell them to Cars Buyer Centre. We offer cash for cars in all conditions, even if they no longer run, or they’re only partially restored. Simply get a quick quote on our website, and then we’ll come to you to inspect your offering. If we decide to buy your car, we’ll pay you cash immediately. It’s as simple as that.

Ready to get cash for cars that you no longer need or that you have decided not to restore? Get in touch with your local auto wrecker such as Cars Buyer Centre.


Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.