need car advice

hi i specialize in buying salvage cars i recently saw a rechtslenker unfallwagen on ebay the car is based in Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany the seller is german now i have brought salvage cars in the past from germany via people who are based in the uk my problem is this seller claims he brought the car from a police auction in germany the only papers he has is the reciept of sale he has no d registration certificate he does not know the reg only knows the chassis number which is WOL0SDL08B6090800 any help would be app
rechtslenker unfallwagen is "right hand drive damaged car"

What is it exactly you want to know?

Joshua Slocum

if its a right hand drive it will be on the insurance companys system some place, they do communicate across borders
might even be a british person on holiday or service personnel
if it was repairable they wouldhave brought it back here surely ?
LJ11 BAA is a brit car so it will be on a british insurers database
wont be easy to get it back on the road
if its a right hand drive it will be on the insurance companys system some place, they do communicate across borders
might even be a british person on holiday or service personnel
if it was repairable they wouldhave brought it back here surely ?
Yep, and if so, it'll have a VIC marker, which, until removed, means you can't get a V5C for it until they (doovla) inspect it.

In addition to the accident damage, it appears to have been damaged in transit.

I can't believe that thing is economically repairable, and as parts is worth nowt. Assuming the engine is undamaged, a 1.2 Weakotec is worth nothing much, and the rest of it is frag fodder IMHO.
always state cars of been in accidents do you have any infromation oryou was assuming it was cat c from the damage
Glad to hear you are honest, and, yes, that looks like a CAT C to me. I have a sideline in used cars, and while I've never bought a smacked motor, I've bought a few repaired CAT C's, and they're worth less money.

Joshua Slocum

if it was worth repairing it would have been pulled back to the Uk and fixed
probably other damage not shown in the pictures
a mate bought a motorcycle light frontal damage of one of these specialist
yeh right
fractured crankcase as well, engine had been running upside down for a few seconds so the motor was rattling like a diesel he paid 3 grand for it
real value 400 quid
modern motor cars are so easy to repair, if they aint repaired theres a reason
a good powerwash can often hide other signs like water in the engine normally a clue is laods of mud all over it
the airbags alone will add to the cost
I dont think they are that pricey new a mate just bought a brand new one after his old car was wrecked
if it is unrecorded it is worth some money i watch a straight one sell last week on ebay for 9 grand if i had a good working knowledge of the area and could speak fleunt german i prob would be suspect if i had the reg it would tell a better story the reason the guy didnt bring it too uk is because he is a german

Joshua Slocum

I gave you the reg number just now so you can pay for an online check
how likely is it to be unrecorded
maybe I am older and wiser
but think this way, you are either a tourist on holiday in germany or a serviceman or woman, or its a hire car
you have hit another car up the back side bloody hard, or a bit of solid german scenery
so are you going to A let a yard tow your car away say nothing and spend 12 grand buying another one ???
or B leave it to the insurers to sort out ( plus any third party damage)
the German cops are pretty efficient it will be listed with the brit insurers, its not worth bringing back and fixing, they will have had a german Motor assesor examine it closeley ( its similiar to EU models) and written it off
if the guy wanted to bring it here to sell it would not be a great problem at all, but he is most probably very canny, speaks english very well and knows its recorded and he will have lots of paperwork about it
thats why he is playing the oldest game in the book
dont know
if he does not admit to anything you cant sue him afterwards for being dishonest
Joshua gave the reg on pg1


There's quite a few places online where you can check to see what info is held on the car, as you probably already know.

Joshua Slocum

I just checked the geezers feedback
at first it looks very good
then you check his buying and selling patterns guess what its all buying tat and odds and ends
make him look legit
if he was selling cars for a living he would have feedback for accident damaged cars
wait a few weeks and check the feedback on it
probably a mate of his bidding it up
hes a chancer
I dont know what del boy translates to ?
what is that famous military saying
time spent on recce is never time wasted
The eBay seller has an english-sounding username - xxharrisxx - his advert is written as an Englishman would write it (complete with spelling mistakes), not as a German would. If you look at his other eBay purchases, you'll get the impression that he has (at least as a side-line) crash repairs as a business and he stated in the advert "First I had the intention to repair it but I have changed my mind and no I prefer to sell it like it is."

The inference is that he's realised that he has bought a pup and wants to off-load it on someone else. £2k+ is a lot to pay for the two rear wheels, rear light clusters and tailgate.

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