clunker list

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Wed Sep 23 08:23:17 PDT 2009

There's a Lago V8 with "clunker" painted on the rear quarter at a local
dealer stacked on the bed of a clunker pick-up.  I can't even look at it.


-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at [mailto:quattro-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Dan DiBiase
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:26 AM
To: Tony Hoffman; audi at
Cc: quattro
Subject: Re: clunker list

I think it is actually both - they seize up the engine locally, then have
the car shipped out to be crushed. There are plenty of depressing videos on
youtube that show car dealers destroying the engines.

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

From: Tony Hoffman <auditony at>
To: audi at
Cc: quattro <quattro at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:10:45 AM
Subject: Re: clunker list

Actually, it's the carcass that has to be destroyed. A local friend of mine
with a salvage yeard is going to be buying them by the 100, and parting them
out. The catch is, he has to provide proof of destruction of the vehicle
carrying each VIN within a certain amount of time. I didn't catch what the
time frame is.

Some of these have also made it to the Copart list, so they can quite often
be bought through a reseller. However, with the destruction requirements,
I'm not too sure what the catch of the resellers might be. You would have to
contact them to find out specifics.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Huw Powell <audi at> wrote:
>> Even if they were totally trashed, it is sad to see the parts become 
>> unavailable.
> Aren't they only killing the engines?  Surely there is value in 
> keeping the rest of the carcass?
>> <
>> >
> --
> Huw Powell
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