I have recently been asked about the various categories of car salvage. Here is some brief info on what Category D cars look like pre-repair. These pictures are probably as bad as Category D will get. I will also post a category C thread so that you can see the difference. Salvage is categorised from A to D Category D The least damage suffered of the four categories e.g. vehicles replaced under 'new for old' schemes, vehicles written-off to minimise hire charges. The vehicle can be safely and economically repaired either by the insurer / motor trade or by an enthusiast using cheaper parts and reduced labour costs. The PAV (Pre Accident Value) does not exceed £2,000 (£1,000 for motorcycles), or for more expensive vehicles, where the engineer's assessed repair costs do not exceed the PAV. Hope you find it useful, if you have any questions feel free to post.