The grim yet fascinating world of biohazard salvage cars

Blood splattered car wrecks – some of which people have actually died in – are frequently sold at auctions in the US. That’s the grim but fascinating reality between the biohazardous section of salvage dealer Copart.

It’s important to make clear that not all cars within this category are a gory mess. in fact, a dirty or mouldy interior can be enough to classify a car as a biohazard, but some of these vehicles definitely aren’t for the faint hearted. Crushed passenger cells, deployed airbags and shattered interior plastics are common, while gun suicide cars and hobo occupied vehicles aren’t unheard of either.

A couple of grim finds include this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, which is labelled with ‘METH’ on each window and has a bin liner covering the driver’s seat. Then there’s this 2015 Chevrolet Malibu that’s been hit so hard in the front that its engine is now placed in the boot. Ouch.

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What a grim way to make money

A whole lot more grizzly are the images of this Dodge Avenger which I can only hope was not a fatality. With a starting price of $125 and no bids, there’s probably a profit in there for someone willing to spanner around its morbid mangled shell.