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Get instant cash for your unwanted car with free car removal from anywhere

1800 Salvage offers a hassle-free selling experience for private car owners, commercial businesses, insurers and government agencies in Brisbane and across Australia.

Our auto salvage experts specialise in evaluating, buying and salvaging all vehicles, regardless of their make, model or condition. We purchase everything from unwanted or wrecked cars to vintage motorcycles and boats. 

As a completely online company, we provide a streamlined process and excellent service that enables you to sell your old vehicle sooner. From the moment you contact us until we tow away and pay instant cash directly to your bank account, we’ll handle everything, so you needn’t worry.

Call 1800 Salvage’s friendly professionals or complete our simple online form to get started.

Cash for cars of all conditions

Reliable, free car removals Hawthorne & beyond 

We partner with reputable transport companies across Brisbane, Queensland and Australia. So we'll arrange a quick pickup if you’ve got an old car taking up valuable space in your Hawthorne garage or had an accident on the Sunshine Coast.

Our skilled tow truck drivers have the experience and equipment to remove any sized vehicle in any condition from even the trickiest of situations. You don't even have to be present if we can easily access your old car or truck and its keys.

We buy everything from cars to commercial vehicles 

1800 Salvage’s team purchase any motor vehicle that is or was once roadworthy, from near-new luxury vehicles to repairable or statutory write-offs. With the support of our trusted salvage partners, we ensure every purchase is reused, repurposed or recycled sustainably.

Once our towing team confirms your vehicle’s condition, you’ll receive instant cash payment directly into your bank account via a secure Osko transfer. Funds will clear within 30 seconds, completing the sale as we drive away.

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Cash for cars in any condition

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Free car removal services nationwide

1800 Salvage proudly operates in every Australian state and major city. Our free towing service can collect old cars from remote locations within 24 - 48 hours.

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Top cash offers that save time and money

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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How much are unroadworthy cars worth?

You may be surprised at the value of your scrap car. Regardless of age or condition, all vehicles contain reconditionable components that can breathe new life into other damaged or old cars, trucks or other vehicles.

For the best quick cash offer, we need to know:

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles & interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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Top cash for all brands

1800 Salvage buys every motor vehicle, from Mercedes Benz to Ford.

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Frequently asked questions

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Does 1800 Salvage buy auto parts, too?

No. We only buy whole vehicles, such as old cars. However, our friendly cash-for-cars Hawthorne team can connect you with local car wreckers in the Brisbane area so that you can dispose of your spare parts in an eco-friendly manner.

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Can you pick up my junk car in Hawthorne today?

In certain situations, we offer same-day car removal. It all depends on when we finalise the contract, your vehicle's location and the availability of our tow truck providers. Please let us know if our same-day service is required as soon as possible. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

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What do you do with my used car once I sell it?

1800 Salvage works with a nationwide network of reputable wholesalers, repairers, car wreckers and auction houses to keep Australia’s second-hand vehicle and parts market flowing. We specialise in connecting trusted automotive businesses to the vehicles and parts they need.

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Will your cash-for-cars offer be the price you pay?

If you have described your Hawthorne vehicle correctly, 1800 Salvage’s buying team will pay the quoted price. Please let us know if the information you gave us needs to be corrected so we can revise the offer.

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Does my scrap car need a roadworthy certificate for you to buy it?

Not at all. We do not require a roadworthy certificate. This saves you time, money and the headache of private sales. Note that if you sell your Hawthorne car privately, it will require an up-to-date roadworthy certificate.

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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