Just read this - good stuff. The company Bluecycle trades CAT C and D cars. Its perfectly legal and its reasonable to assume that many cars are very well repaired to manufacturers spec. Some have little damage and the way Alfa values are dropping on GT's there will soon be more. I have work done occasionally by a repairer and their work is very good, using specialist machines and a lot of skill. But sellers are obliged by law to declare it. Watchdog recently covered the plight of many who did not, including fraudulently claiming cars were undamaged. There will always be a few and that's why I am personally unwilling to take a chance with good money. But if I knew who had repaired a car it might be different.
Also, rang a dealer in Birmingham about a Classic Cooper and he immediately ranted on about being driven mad by middle class people asking questions and being picky. Jesus, I had only said 'have you still got the Mini!!'
Needless to say he still has....Car dealers huh