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Legallity of on street parking (tax ins) found a car to break £200 99 A3 Turbo fail

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    May have found a bargin, there's an A3 for sale, she wants £200 for it as the turbo has gone, still drives.

    I recon I could make my money back on that don't you? (and pinch some bits for mine :) )

    Only snag is only place I can park it is on street, will it have to be insured? I presume it has a little tax on it, but all I want to do is remove all the bits and scrap the shell so it shouldn't take too long.

    Anyone know?

    Thanks
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    Council will not allow it but if its covered and neighbours dont complain or torch it...

    What engine is it I might come and help u loo
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    Really isn't worth risking it. The penalties are too high for a £200 car.
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    I might have a word with the local plod, as stateofplay said my licence is worth more than a car to break, it wouldn't be there long I'd just get cracking break the bits and stick em under the canopy in the garden then let the shell go to local scrappy Start with interior and work my way out. Council will be ok as long as it's done tidy and not left a mess.
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    That absolutely must be insured, it's a bay the council has installed and is deemed "Highway Maintainable". Unless you can get it onto private property you're knackered
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    I did an engine swap on a mk5 escort on the road outside the house a long time ago... i suppose nobody will know till its gone, and you are in leeds, place is full of people doing similar things! Y not get a 3 day insurance policy or something on your existing one?
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    Get insurance for it and cancel in the two week cooling off period (breaking the car within then obviously) and get the shell taken away. You get insurance, you get the car, the bits and you get your insurance money back when you cancel.
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    Could you not rent a cheap lockup for a month or so? / store on a mates driveway?

    Im in the same situation now really having moved into my own place.
    Used to keep cars on my mum and dads drive when I lived there, iv now only got a drive big enough for one car!
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    this sounds like the best solution
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