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Old Junk Cars for Sale

By Edited Aug 19, 2015 2 3

There are several places to get old junk cars for sale, and several things to consider before you make your purchase. Many of us would like to get a cheap automobile for riding around. In fact, many people have slowly begun to realize the actual benefit to driving a beater around. Old junk cars for sale make sense because they cost less to insure, since you will likely to only carry liability, and they normally don't require any type of payments, since you can find them under 500 dollars, in many cases. Let's take a quick look at some of the things to consider when you are looking at old junk cars for sale, and ways to make sure you get the best deal possible on your beater. You may even find restorable muscle vehicles.

Repo vehicles:

One of the best places to find old junk cars for sale is at your local bank, where they have repo vehicles. Virtually any lender is bound to have one or two beaters up on the auction block, especially given the state of the economy. Make a few calls to the lenders in your area and you are sure to find some great old junk cars for sale. If you are looking to resell the vehicles, you have options.

Many repo vehicles are sold by silent bid. When you look to your bank for old junk cars for sale, be sure to place your bid, in accordance with the bank rules. In some cases, you will need to pay for the vehicle, in cash, at the time your bid is accepted. To increase the odds of placing the winning big, be sure to bid an oddball amount. For example, bid 526 dollars instead of 500 dollars or 525 dollars. You will have better luck of landing the old junk cars for sale at auction this way.

Sheriff sale:

You can also find some decent old junk cars for sale at your local sheriff office auction. Many counties will hold the auctions once per year, but larger areas may hold them several times each year. In addition, you may want to check local police departments and other government sources for old junk cars for sale. You can really save some money on your next vehicle this way.

When you try to get old junk cars for sale at any government auction, you will have a better chance of success if you attend during bad weather. Many people will skip the even when it rains. This means you will have less competition. Less competition will likely mean fewer bids. This can really save you some good money on old junk cars for sale. You can drive a beater away for only a few hundred dollars.

Scrap yards:

You can occasionally find old junk cars for sale, complete, at the scrap yards in your area. Be sure to hear them run, so you can make sure you get the best deal possible. Many of the vehicles will be ugly, but very usable. If you are looking a beater, just to run around town with, you may not care at all about looks of the vehicle. Generally speaking the looks on these types of vehicles is the last of your worries.

If you are searching for old junk cars to buy as parts, this is really one of the best ways to go. If the vehicle doesn't run, it may be priced much lower. If it has the parts you need, you can save a lot of money by getting the old junk cars that are not currently running. This can work well when looking for a parts vehicle. Be sure to check out the scrap yards in your area. You really can get a great deal on a beater vehicle this way.

Rusty, but runs good:

Many people checking out old junk cars for sale get too hung up on the looks of the vehicle. This really makes no sense when you are looking for a beater. If you are looking for a working, running vehicle to drive, you should really focus on the way it runs, and not the looks. A beater is really just meant to get you from point A to point B. Try not to be too picky when you are checking out old junk cars for sale. As stated, looks should be very low on your list of priorities when you are looking for beater vehicles with a cheap price tag.


When you are looking at old junk cars for sale, it may be wise to stick with a vehicle you can actually get parts for, fairly cheap. Should you need any repairs, you don't want to pay more for them than you paid for your new beater vehicle. As vehicles age, it becomes harder to get parts for them, in most cases. This can make the cost of future repairs quite high. It really doesn't pay to get a vehicle you cannot fix for a reasonable price.

Plenty of people buy old junk cars for the parts alone. If this is the case, you need to make certain the parts you need are in good repair. If you are looking for a few body parts, make sure the vehicle has the body parts that can actually be repaired. If you are looking for motor parts, be sure the ones you need will work, so you don't waste your money on junk cars for sale.

Little things:

When you are looking at old junk cars for sale, and are not just interested in parts, but rather, vehicles that can be driven, you will want to make sure to check out the little things. Tires, for example, are actually quite expensive. If the vehicle must have new tires to be road worthy, it could cost you hundreds of dollars. Even used tires are quite expensive these days. Paying attention to the little things really makes a huge difference when you are checking out old junk cars for sale, to drive.


Before you insure any old junk cars for sale, you really want to analyze your needs. Most likely, you will not need any collision insurance, since the vehicle is likely to be a beater. For many, liability only is sufficient. Try not to overpay or you will just be wasting your money. Use good common sense, and you can find a decent beater, to get you from point A to point B. There are easy ways to get affordable auto insurance.



Nov 15, 2009 11:37pm
back at it, again, I see, Jason...lol....I think you have this competition in the bag this month.... :) ....you should stock pile some of your articles, and submit them next month, as well ;) :)
Nov 16, 2009 12:38am
I really like writing articles. I think this is the best place to do it.

I'm hoping to break the all time points record for the month. Maybe Info Barrel will send me a trophy or something :)
Nov 16, 2009 5:54am
Nice article and interesting too.
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