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Old 06-14-2005, 00:29   #1 (permalink)
Richard
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Does anyone know what description what category write off cars refer to?
I've just a cat D write off that doesnt look too bad or is there something
I'm missing? I assume there are A,B and C ones?

Thanks
Richard
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1986 V8 90


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: write offs

"Richard" <NO.SPAM@AT.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
news:_Wnne.43348$Li.34087@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Does anyone know what description what category write off cars refer to?
> I've just a cat D write off that doesnt look too bad or is there something
> I'm missing? I assume there are A,B and C ones?
>


D means that it won't need a Vehicle Identity Check to put it back on the
road, the following stolen from my local breakers web site:

Over 10 years ago, bone fide salvage dealers & Insurers agreed a code of
practice to combat vehicle crime through categorising salvage by the extent
of damage using codes A, B, C, D or cat X for other cars that were not
damaged enough to warrant recording.

Seriously damaged vehicles (cat A & B) would only be sold as suitable for
parts. Equally, genuinely repairable salvage (cat C, D & X) would be
categorised as suitable for sale to repair.

A = Absolute junk - i.e. the costs of collection & processing exceed any
return from selling parts from the salvage.

B = Break for spares - i.e. the costs of collection & processing are less
than the probable return from selling parts from the salvage

C = Can be repaired, but the COR (Cost Of Repairs - at dealer retail price)
exceeds PAV (Pre-Accident Value) May need a Vehicle Identity Check
(Government money making scheme, charging 35 to check a chassis number that
has already been inspected)

D = Definitely repairable (& assessed COR less than PAV)

X = NOT recorded as damaged at HPI etc ie stolen recovered or minimally
damaged cars


HTH

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Pete


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:30   #3 (permalink)
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Re: write offs

Thats great. Thank you very much.
Richard



"Pete Foster" <pete_foster@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Richard" <NO.SPAM@AT.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:_Wnne.43348$Li.34087@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Does anyone know what description what category write off cars refer to?
>> I've just a cat D write off that doesnt look too bad or is there
>> something
>> I'm missing? I assume there are A,B and C ones?
>>

>
> D means that it won't need a Vehicle Identity Check to put it back on the
> road, the following stolen from my local breakers web site:
>
> Over 10 years ago, bone fide salvage dealers & Insurers agreed a code of
> practice to combat vehicle crime through categorising salvage by the
> extent
> of damage using codes A, B, C, D or cat X for other cars that were not
> damaged enough to warrant recording.
>
> Seriously damaged vehicles (cat A & B) would only be sold as suitable for
> parts. Equally, genuinely repairable salvage (cat C, D & X) would be
> categorised as suitable for sale to repair.
>
> A = Absolute junk - i.e. the costs of collection & processing exceed any
> return from selling parts from the salvage.
>
> B = Break for spares - i.e. the costs of collection & processing are less
> than the probable return from selling parts from the salvage
>
> C = Can be repaired, but the COR (Cost Of Repairs - at dealer retail
> price)
> exceeds PAV (Pre-Accident Value) May need a Vehicle Identity Check
> (Government money making scheme, charging 35 to check a chassis number
> that
> has already been inspected)
>
> D = Definitely repairable (& assessed COR less than PAV)
>
> X = NOT recorded as damaged at HPI etc ie stolen recovered or minimally
> damaged cars
>
>
> HTH
>
> --
> Pete
>
>



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