Online Motor Salvage Auctions

We are motor salvage experts with 90+ years’ experience specialising in auctioning insurance write-offs, MOT failures and ELVs (End of Life Vehicles). Our extensive range of motor salvage for sale includes cars, vans and bikes for almost any make or model.

Whether you’re a car dismantler, vehicle breaker, used car sales dealer or simply an enthusiast on the hunt for your next project car look no further than us. Find your ideal salvage repairable vehicle at our auctions and save up to 50% versus forecourt prices.

Click here to register today and begin bidding!

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No Cash Payments For Salvage Vehicles

From Saturday 1st February 2020 we will no longer be accepting cash payments at our sites for salvage vehicles.


Quality Used And Salvage Car Auctions

Weekly Online Auctions

Weekly Online Auctions

Bid on 1000s of salvage vehicles online

24/7 Bidding

24/7 Bidding

Bid at your convenience

Inspect Before You Bid

Inspect Before You Bid

Visit us and see the vehicle in person

Buy Salvage Easily

Buy Salvage Easily

Auto-extend auctions and proxy bidding


90 Years' Experience

90 Years' Experience

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5 Star Rated Service

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Salvage Vehicles For Sale

Every week we auction ~200 cars, commercials and motorcycles located at our sites in Poole, Dorset and Rugby, Warwickshire. We have one of the widest ranges of salvage repairable vehicles for sale in the UK, with everything from supercars to small engine vehicles perfect for first time drivers.

Typically, the vehicles we sell at auction are uploaded between Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon and run until the following Monday morning.

Cars At Online Salvage Auction

Cars At Auction

Vans And Commercials At Online Salvage Auction

Vans And Commercials At Auction

Motorcycles At Online Salvage Auction

Motorcycles At Auction

All Vehicles At Online Salvage Auction

All Vehicles At Auction


Cat N Auction Vehicles Cat S Auction Vehicles Cat X Auctions

Cat N Auctions

Cat S Auctions

Cat X Auctions


Salvage Auction Collections

In addition to vehicles located at our Poole and Rugby sites there are also 1000s of other salvage repairable vehicles listed from other sellers located throughout the UK.

Vehicle collections can be made from our Poole and Rugby sites between 8.30am-3pm Monday to Friday. Please bring all required paperwork to ensure that we can process your vehicle and get it prepared for loading in a fast and efficient manner.

View Before You Bid

If you are already registered with our online motor salvage service and wish to view a vehicle before you bid our team will be happy to help. You can call us on +44 (0) 1202 744 194 (ext. 403) or email to arrange a free booking. Please provide the vehicle reference when you get in touch.

We want to ensure that every inspection is undertaken safely on our facilities. Therefore, the following rules apply:

• A maximum of two persons are allowed to view at one time.

• A hi-vis vest must be worn at all times.

• Sensible, enclosed footwear must be worn at all times. Open-toed shoes, sandals or similar are not acceptable footwear.

• Sensible clothing must be worn on site (shorts are not allowed).

• Nobody under 16 years of age is allowed at any Charles Trent facility. Photographic ID may be requested as proof of age.

If you are not wearing the appropriate clothing or do not comply with our facility rules, you may be denied entry into the facility or asked to leave.

Vehicle Delivery Service

Interested in one of our vehicles but can't collect it? We offer a convenient vehicle delivery service. To get a bespoke vehicle delivery quote please email including the vehicle make, model and registration number (if available) as well as the address and post code that you require the vehicle to be delivered to. Finally, we will need the Charles Trent site that the vehicle is being held at for auction. Once our logistics team has received your request we will be in touch at the earliest available opportunity.

Discount Car Parts

It’s only fair that we offer you some discount on the parts you need when you buy a salvage vehicle at auction with us. With 35,000+ parts available in stock today we can offer 10% discount off the parts you need to get the vehicle you’ve purchased repaired. Please note that this discount applies ONLY to vehicles purchased from Charles Trent Limited. In addition, this discount cannot be used online. Instead, contact our call centre team who will be more than happy to assist with your part enquiry.

Salvage Vehicle Categories

In October 2017, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) updated its Code of Practice – the rules by which the UK salvage industry works. This decision was made to reflect new vehicles materials and technology and importantly make categories more transparent for salvage buyers. Categories A and B remain but out go categories C and D. Categories S and N have been introduced as their replacements:

Category A

A written-off vehicle that cannot return to the road and must be completely destroyed.

Category B

A written-off vehicle that cannot be returned to the road and must have its chassis destroyed. Parts, however, can be removed and re-sold.

Category S

A written-off vehicle that has sustained damage to the structural frame or chassis but is considered repairable.

Category N

A written-off vehicle that has sustained non-structural damage or is stolen-recovered.