• Car Value Lookup

    Please note, you can deliver your car for scrap to our 3 ELV yards, addresses below:


    Westfield Lane
    East Sussex
    TN35 4SA

    Tel: 01424 839 963


    Apex Way
    East Sussex
    BN27 3WA

    Tel: 01323 440 672

    Kent (Ashford)

    Ellingham Way
    TN23 6NF

    Tel: 01233 620 410

    Enter your car registration below with no spaces between alpha-numeric characters. This helps get an accurate price for your car.

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  • Sell my car

    Ripley's is one of the UK’s leading car breakers, scrap metal processers and exporters. A highly respected fourth-generation family business, we now have five UK sites located at Hailsham, Hastings and Newhaven in East Sussex as well as two at Ashford in Kent.

    Ripley's purchase cars of all makes, models and ages for car parts and car salvage. Whether your car is at the end of its life (ELV), or too good for scrap, our friendly team will buy your car for breaking and salvage at competitive prices. We offer delivery and collection options across the South East, and operate in full accordance with environmental regulations.

    Contact us using the form below to receive a quote within 24 hours, alternatively, call Ben on 01424 839963

    What cars can I scrap to Ripleys?

    We can give you a free quote for any car in any condition. We accept:

    • A car that has failed its MOT
    • A car with high mileage
    • A damaged car
    • A non-starting car

    Car scrapping service

    We offer both delivery and collection car scrapping services:


    • Vehicles can be delivered into our Hailsham, Hastings, and Ashford sites. For addresses and contact details, click here.
    • When delivering a vehicle, owners must bring the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.


    • Contact our team on: 01424 839963  or fill in the form below.
    • Once collection has been arranged, our friendly drivers will bring a suitable vehicle at a convenient time for you.
    • As with delivery, owners must provide the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.

    How we pay you

    Once we have received your scrap car or car parts and the correct documents provided, Ripley's can process payment through several means:

    • Transfer to a Visa Debit Card
    • Cheque
    • Bank Transfer

    Do something extraordinary

    Donating your old car could help save someone’s life. We are very proud to supply cars to East Sussex Fire & Rescue.  The cars we provide are used for various essential training exercises, which are enactments of dangerous situations. This helps provide East Sussex Fire & Rescue with the relevant experience to be able to act quickly and efficiently in a real-life situation.

    Areas we cover

    Want to scrap your van?

    The scrap metal market from your van is calculated based on a van’s weight – usually per ton. The value of scrap metal can fluctuate depending on how the market is performing, which will directly affect the quote you’re offered. 

    We scrap vans in a similar way to scrapping cars, and your van can be collected or brought to one of our branches at a time that suits you. We’ll quote your van regardless of its condition too!

    Scrap your van here

  • Feeling good? How about donating the scrap value of your car to charity and we will make an additional £15.00 donation. Find out more.

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