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We pay cash & offer free car removal service within 24 hours

Have a written-off vehicle at the local panel beaters or an old car taking up valuable space in your garage? 1800 Salvage is here to help. Our specialist car buyers know the market inside out and offer the best cash prices for all vehicles of any condition. 

From statutory and repairable write-offs to unregistered or near-new roadworthy vehicles, we’ll ensure your unwanted car, truck, or motorcycle ends up in the right hands to be recycled, reused or repurposed.

As a nationwide auto salvage and car removal company, our friendly tow truck drivers offer same-day scrap car removal services from any Melbourne, Victoria or interstate location. 

We buy vehicles from individual car owners, insurers, government departments, and commercial and panel-beating businesses. Contact us to convert your old or junk car to profit today.

Cash for cars of all conditions

We’re not just a scrap car buyer 

1800 Salvage’s premium cash for car services purchases all vehicle makes and models, from old cars to near-new luxury vehicles, motorcycles to machinery; trucks to boats. We pay competitive prices for statutory write-offs and mechanically damaged vehicles to those with or without registration.

Our expert car buyers price vehicles using photos and the information you send, saving you time, money and the hassle of booking on-site valuations and private sales.

Free car removal Richmond  

We offer fast, reliable car removal services from anywhere across the city, state or country. Whether your unwanted vehicle is in Melbourne’s central business district, an apartment garage or a country road in regional Victoria, we offer same-day car removal.

With a 10-tonne towing capacity and access to specialist trucks if necessary, we can handle any sized vehicle, whatever its state. Once our towing team has confirmed your vehicle’s condition, they’ll initiate an immediate Osko transfer directly into your bank account.

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Cash for cars in every condition

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Hassle-free car removal services Australia-wide

1800 Salvage proudly operates in every Australian capital city, so we can usually collect your vehicle within 24 hours. This makes our vehicle buying process quick and easy, as you get paid sooner.

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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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What is my salvage vehicle worth?

You can trust to buy any vehicle in any condition. Your old car, truck, motorcycle or van has value regardless of state. Every vehicle contains usable parts that can be reconditioned and upcycled. 

We carefully consider all aspects of scrap cars before pricing them. So we can provide an accurate valuation, please send us the following information:

  • 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

Our cash-for-cars Richmond team offers top-dollar for every brand.

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Frequently asked questions

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Do you buy auto parts in Richmond?

No. We only buy whole vehicles. We can give you an estimate for your parts or scrap metal. If you like, we’ll connect you with local car wreckers to dispose of them sustainably.

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Can you buy my junk car in Richmond if it's under finance?

Being a licensed motor vehicle dealer, 1800 Salvage generally can’t buy cars still under finance. However, we can help you remove an encumbrance. Sometimes our purchase offer exceeds your amount owing. If we get a payout letter from your finance company, we’ll handle contract payouts and transfer any remaining funds to you. We can pay your finance in exchange for the vehicle if it's the same amount owed.

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What does 1800 Salvage do to stay environmentally conscious?

Every car recycled with us is de-polluted. Our comprehensive cash-for-cars service is environmentally beneficial because every unused car emits pollution. We recycle vehicle parts through our Australia-wide partner network.

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When I sell my unwanted car to 1800 Salvage, what do you do with it?

1800 Salvage has a nationwide network of repairers, professional car wreckers, wholesalers and auction houses to keep the second-hand vehicle and parts market moving. We specialise in connecting reputable Australian automotive businesses to the vehicles and parts they need.

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

All licenced motor car dealers are regulated by a business licencing Australia. Your transactions, identification and personal data are protected as 1800 Salvage strictly complies with all licensing rules. Be careful dealing with any unlicenced car-buying companies, as it’s often a scam.

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. His role as Business Development Manager for car dealerships, independent dealers, automotive wholesalers and automotive salvage dealers means he can accurately place a value on vehicles of all types, helping sellers obtain top cash for their unwanted cars.

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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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