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A recent study has revealed the parts of the UK with the most SORN cars and the scrap value potential they hold - and Fenland is in second place.

The research, conducted by National Scrap Car, analysed all the card registered SORN in the UK to discover which has the most per 10k population and used their own scrap value quotes to work out the average scrap amount in each area, discovering the potential value of these unused vehicles.

And Fenland came in second behind nearby Forest Heath in Suffolk - you can view the full results here.

Forest Heath had 301.8 SORN cars per 10,000 people, and with an average scrap value of £282.91 per car, this means there is approximately £1,535,918.39 sitting in scrap value in this district.

Research has shown Fenland has the second highest bnumber of scrap cars in the UK. (57393723)
Research has shown Fenland has the second highest bnumber of scrap cars in the UK. (57393723)

Fenland has 290.5 SORN cars per 10,000 residents worth a whopping £3,065,930.96 in scrap value based on an average scrap quote of £259.01 in this area. And in third place was neighbouring South Holland. This district had 249 cars per 10k and £2,072,835.27 in scrap value overall.

In total there is an estimated £712,135,661 in potential scrap value from all the SORN cars in the UK. Of course, not all of these cars need to be scrapped and may be off road for other reasons, but there are still potentially millions to be made and during the cost of living crisis many would benefit from extra cash.

Dorry Potter, car and scrappage expert at National Scrap Car said: “SORN registrations peaked during lockdown with many choosing this option for their vehicles due to not being able to travel, now with the cost of living rising, including record high fuel prices, some may not be looking to unSORN their cars to save money or simply because they cannot afford the repairs on their cars for example, this is where scrapping may be a good option.

Research has shown Fenland has the second highest bnumber of scrap cars in the UK. (57393929)
Research has shown Fenland has the second highest bnumber of scrap cars in the UK. (57393929)

“There are many people that put off scrapping unused vehicles due to life getting in the way or not knowing where to start, but not only does this present a way of getting some easy money in a time where costs are rising, it also helps keep materials in the circular economy. By scrapping cars, materials can be recycled, meaning there is less of a need for new materials being harvested, putting a strain on the environment.”

“Scrapping is just one option though, there is also the opportunity to sell salvageable cars or cars without an MOT to certain companies too, so if someone cannot afford their MOT or pricey repairs they could still get a decent price for their car.”



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