The acres of flooded cars for sale after a major hurricane can be temptingly cheap, but as the POS Racing team is finding out, there are extremely good reasons why. POS Racing bought a 1992 Honda Prelude that they’d like to race in the 24 Hours of Lemons, and it came with a whole lot of water for free!
Occasionally, I put “Texas World Speedway” into my search bar for the sake of nostalgia. The same goes for driving by on a feeder, since that’s as close as cars can get anymore—a cop blocks the entrance since the track is an auction site for flood cars. It often doesn’t make me anything other than sad, but I do it…
When Alvin Pharis was a kid in the 1960s, he had an uncle named Clifford who used to race cars. Clifford was a drag racer, starting in the 6 cylinder stock class, and later moving up to super stock. One of those stock cars was a 1965 Ford Falcon, which was sold decades ago. Clifford hasn’t seen that Falcon since he…
When a disaster hits, most of what you see is the aftermath and relief efforts concentrated in that area. What you usually don’t see is the logistics of cleaning the area out, such as hauling away the flooded, ruined cars from a hurricane so residents can replace them and get back to everyday life.
Devin lives in Texas and, like a lot of people, was unfortunately in the path of Hurricane Harvey. His house was damaged and all his cars including his Tacoma and 74’ Celica project car were totaled. He needs something with decent gas mileage that can help him rebuild. What car should he buy?
An estimated 500,000 Texan vehicles could be totaled and scrapped in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, snowballing into a massive sales wave of new and used cars in the coming months.
When major storms impact a certain area, it is inevitable that flood damaged cars will hit the market and most of these cars won’t stay local to the flooding. Here are some tips for avoiding cars with severe water damage.
Do you want a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 midengined McLaren 12C supercar? Of course you do. Now, at just $37,000 you can afford one!
Sometimes, it's just easier to sell a car than clean it. At least the seller isn't hiding any flood damage, though here's how to identify a formerly-flooded car.
When flood waters rise, all you can do is prepare for the worst, including parking your car on higher streets. But what if your car is impounded by police in a low-lying lot, like these 1,500 vehicles in southern Brazil?
Given the flooding in the upper Midwest earlier in the year, and the fact that many folks likely chose not to escape recent hurricanes by car, chances are better than ever that you're going to encounter a salvaged flood car on the used vehicle market. Sellers are generally required to disclose flood damage, but…