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We pay cash for your old or damaged car & offer free car removal services

The moment your car or truck becomes unroadworthy, it becomes a burden. If it’s not taking up valuable parking space on your property, it's cluttering a commercial garage or being an eyesore in the community.  

1800 Salvage offers premium cash for unwanted car services in Essendon. We provide a quick, convenient and stress-free way to convert your damaged or scrap cars into profit today.

With our fast, reliable car removal service, you can be free of unwanted cars, trucks, motorbikes or vans sooner. Our experienced towing team can reach any location across the city, state or country on the same day you contact us.

Complete our simple online form or call our friendly team to get started.

Cash for cars of all conditions

Sell your old or junk car today

In addition to buying all makes of cars, including prestige vehicles, we also purchase anything that has a motor or was once roadworthy. We’ll provide the best cash offer whether you’ve got a fleet of outdated commercial vehicles, an old boat, a forklift or a vintage truck.

Our auto salvage experts see the value in all vehicles, and with the help of trusted partners, we’ll ensure they end up in the best hands to be repurposed or reused sustainably. You’ll receive cash immediately when we remove it the day you contact us or at your convenience.

Fast car removal services across Melbourne and Victoria

Our towing specialists and trusted transport partners in Victoria and nationwide offer fast, free car removals from any location. With a 10-tonne towing capacity, we can transport almost any vehicle anywhere within 24 hours of contacting us.

If there are no barriers to accessing your vehicle, you can trust us to take everything while you get on with your day. Once our tow drivers have confirmed your car’s location and condition, we’ll pay cash directly into your bank account via the real-time, secure electronic transfer platform, Osko. 

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Cash for cars in every condition

We buy and responsibly salvage all of


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Same-day scrap car removal

1800 Salvage proudly offers comprehensive car removal in Essendon, its surrounding suburbs, Victoria, and Australia. We will safely and efficiently remove your vehicle on a tight street in Melbourne’s central business district, in an apartment garage or on a back country road.

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1800 Salvage make it easy

Simple online quote form, same day free quote, instant cash transfer and free car removal, 1800 Salvage does it all. We will take care of all the paperwork and you don’t even need to be home for the car removal.

  • Free purchase quotes (Weigh up your options)
  • Australia wide service
  • Money in your account via OSKO
  • We buy early and late model cars
  • Licenced motor car trader (LMCT: 12082)
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Essendon’s trusted salvage car buyers

1800 Salvage’s cash-for-cars Essendon buyers know the market and have years of experience. We can give our valued customers a transparent, fair price competitive with the current market. 

Please provide us with plenty of information to enable us to evaluate your scrap car or truck accurately. Specifically, we need to know the following:

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles & interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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We pay cash for all vehicles

From Mazda cars to Mercedes Benz, we purchase every make and model.

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Frequently asked questions

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Are you a car dealer?

Yes, we are a licenced car dealer. However, we also provide purchase offers on anything with a motor! So whether you’ve got used Mazda trucks, wrecked motorbikes or recreational vehicles, we’re here to help.

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Do you buy auto parts?

We only buy whole vehicles. However, we’ll give you a rough estimate of any car parts you have. We can also connect you with nearby car wreckers to sustainably dispose of your old car parts.

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What does 1800 Salvage do to stay environmentally conscious?

All cars recycled through the network of 1800 Salvage are de-polluted. Our service also has major environmental benefits as vehicles sitting in driveways and garages not being used emit large amounts of pollution into the air. We recycle part of these vehicles through a network of partners Australia-wide. 

Using second-hand parts is also extremely environmentally positive, as it takes a lot of oil and plastics to create brand-new parts for motor vehicles.

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Why is selling my car through a licenced motor car dealer safer?

All of your transactions, identification, and personal data are protected as we comply with all licensing rules dictated by the Business Licencing Authority. This isn’t true when dealing with car wreckers or scrap metal buyers. Be careful dealing with other automotive car-buying companies that aren’t licenced, as it is often a scam.

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Does my old vehicle need a roadworthy certificate for you to buy it?

We buy cars with or without roadworthy certificates. This saves you time and money compared to selling your vehicle privately - which does require an up-to-date roadworthy certificate.

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My car has many modifications that I have spent money on. Will this increase my quote?

Yes, please provide us with all receipts from upgrades you have done to the vehicle to verify, and we will consider these in the quoting process.

Doug Whiffin

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Doug Whiffin

Doug began his career in the automotive industry at age 18. He has worked in several dealerships and has since become an expert valuer buyer. Doug serves a broad spectrum of clients including car dealerships, independent dealers, automotive wholesalers, and automotive salvage dealers, helping sellers obtain top cash for their unwanted cars. Additionally, he seamlessly transitions into the role of second-in-command manager in the general manager's absence, showcasing his proactive nature and leadership skills.

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Whether you want to buy or sell salvage vehicles, we are here to help. Get in touch and we will get back to you soon with the information you need.

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