A vehicle that is "not recorded" as being damaged on the HPI register. They may be stolen and recovered vehicles with minimal or no damage.
Vehicles that have sustained light damage but have been written off by the insurance companies for other reasons even if the repair costs are less than the pre-accident value of the vehicle. These vehicles can be sold for repairs. The (V5) Log Book is issued upon application. No VOSA VIC check is required
Vehicles that have sustained heavy damage and have been written off by the insurance companies due to the costs of repair exceeding the pre-accident value of the vehicle. These vehicles can be sold for repair as the damage is considered to be repairable but the purchaser will require a VOSA Test in order for the vehicle to be driven on the roads safely and legally.
Vehicles that have sustained severe chassis or structural damage and have been written off by the Insurance Companies and are not considered to be suitable for resale. These vehicles are not considered roadworthy and are not deemed suitable for repair. The vehicles may however be dismantled for spare parts although the body shell must be destroyed. As with Cat A vehicles only Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) like Universal Car Services Ltd are legally permitted to do this
Vehicles that have been fire or flood damaged, or have sustained extensive damage and have no salvageable parts. These vehicles are not suitable for resale and have been written off by the Insurance Companies and must be completely destroyed including all car parts. Only Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) like Universal Car Services Ltd are legally permitted to do this. The DVLA are notified of the vehicle destruction via an online Cerficate of Destruction and this information is also recorded with the HPI