Nearly £122M of uninsured vehicles were saved from potentially being crushed in 2018 – the highest it’s been for ten years – including supercars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins.
High-value vehicles that had been confiscated from uninsured drivers were among those saved from being auctioned or scrapped last year, according to the latest figures released from automotive experts HPI through its innovative Crushwatch scheme. The 2018 figure is the highest it’s been for ten years since Crushwatch was first introduced.
The figures for 2018 reveal that four Lamborghini Aventadors (worth between £162k-£302k) and one Lamborghini Huracan worth £173,000, were recovered. A Ferrari 458, two Rolls Royce Dawns and a Mercedes Benz AMG GT each worth £248,000, £212,000, £178,000 and £153,000 were also recovered.
The £122m figure is up a massive £28m on 2017’s figure of £94m, making it the highest ever recorded total value of vehicles saved in the ten years since Crushwatch came into force.
The high-value vehicles were among more than 109,000 cars that were seized by police across the UK after their drivers were found not to have valid insurance, of which over 13,000 belonged to finance and leasing companies. Without Crushwatch the cars would either be sold on, often via auction or scrapped, without the finance company ever being aware.