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Old 12-11-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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...from the floods of Katrina. It appears that Copart Auto Salvage Auctions has opened up new locations to deal with the overflow of flood cars.

Beware of the car you are buying and be sure you get a Carfax as well as a detailed history of the cars whereabouts during the time of the flooding if the car was titled anywhere near the flooding.
This is just one of the many ****1998**** Bonnevilles with "SALVAGE KATRINA WATER" titles coming up on auctions in Baton Rouge, LA; New Orleans, LA; Shreveport, MS, and many other places.




Future Sale. Virtual Sale start time has not been set.
Pick Up Location : LA - NEW ORLEANS
Expected Sale Date : 12/21/05
Description : 1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SSE
Color : BROWN
VIN : 1G2HZ52K1WH
ACV : $6,795 USD
Repair Cost : $6,795 USD
Title Type : SALVAGE KATRINA WATER
Loss Type : WATER/FLOOD
Mileage : 0 N
Damage Type : WA
Keys: NO
Current Bid: $0 USD


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it would be good for exterior parts only

Marty can you check what my local Copart has Bonneville wise??
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nice site to find car PARTS for realy cheap, just cause you know there are more cars there then anyone will ever want to buy/fix. but if you are looking for car parts you would be good to go. but 50$ a month is a bit steap for me to reg with them. ill just wait till the spring when the auto auctions start back up. huge one in columbus and akron, i try to go to every yr and all you need to get in there is a 25$ (?) vendors license
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Looks like it might be time to call the salvage dealer that I used to buy the 97 donor. Flooded Bonnies will go for very little money... $200 ish
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If anyone grabs a 92-95 SSEi in the ubiquitous green that has a perfect or near perfect front bumper cover, let me know. I'll throw some cash in on one in exchange for the bumper . It'* the only thing that is going to show lasting damage I can't fix with some paint after I put the clear corners on.
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Flood cars can be a pretty easy turn around....assuming there was a low salt conent to the water. So the wiring wouldn't be tooo bad.....
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Well...in most cases Katrina water levels were over most of the car roofs.

That'* one to keep in mind. Motor would be full of water... interior could be pretty smelly by the time you get it.
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interior could be pretty smelly by the time you get it.
reminds me of the seinfeld episode and the smelly bmw
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