Flying Spares Recycled

Once a car arrives on site, we will try to get it running if we can. We then carry out a full test and report to establish the overall condition of the vehicle, as well as testing as many of the mechanical & electrical components as possible.

If we think that the car is salvageable, we will offer it for sale and provide any prospective new owner with the findings of our report. If the car is deemed too badly damaged or beyond economical repair, it joins the queue of cars to be recycled.

Full details of the cars we are currently recycling can be found here and cars we have for sale can be found here.



Every part we strip from the car will then be assessed and given a Flying Spares Dismantling (FSD) number. It will get a thorough visual inspection and then be categorised as either primary, near pristine, or secondary, with some small defect.


The next process depends on the part.

  • Anything that can leak, radiators, for example, will be smoke tested for holes

  • Anything that’s rusty, bumper irons, for example, will go through the sandblaster, and maybe also aqua blasted, then prepared and painted with stone guard so they look good as new and will stay that way for longer

  • Anything brass or aluminium will go through our polishing machine to bring it back to its original condition

  • All road wheels go on our wheel balancing machine and are tested for trueness. Steel wheels from the 1950s-80s cars will then go away to be dipped in acid and powder coated

  • 12 months warranty

  • World’s largest stock of recycled parts

  • Over 20,000 recycled parts are listed on our database

  • Invaluable source of rare and NLA parts