Walked around feeling out of place to be honest as odd, knuckle scraping, skin head beasts roamed around crawling over cars, brandishing tools and squawking to each other in foreign tongues.
Think there were about five Vecs in total that resembled a tray left behind in a KFC.
A Silver Audi A3 proved to hold the handful of parts for a few projects I had it mind. As I moved from footwells to seats and the boot, the story behind this car started to tell its tale. It had no accident damage evident and the P&O tickets on the floor along with Polish bits and pieces suggested this was a case of no insurance held and the owner failed or didn't want to collect it. The 'english' tape/cd's were poor to say the least!. Pulling down the rear centre arm rest and opening the lid presented a bag full of Euros in loose change and an aladdin's cave of King Blue's, unused cig butts and a small baggie with a tiny amount of weed in it!. No wonder it got left behind...
Anyway, I must confess I ballsed up using a felt tip and not a pencil to cut the stencil for the rear interior light in the roof lining on my Vec. As the hole cut was too big for the OE light housing I hoped to find a replacement that would overlap the hole and possibly even look better. This A3 unit was perfect in terms of look (matching the SRI Dark Grey trim) and also boasts illuminated buttons for night time convenience.
Also another boot light (almost identical to the Vecs) and the front map lights lens. I'm hoping to do a LED conversion on the Vec's 'basic' single button model.
Finally, inspired by the fact I had the sun in my eyes through the gap where the rearview mirror is, the 'third' sunvisor that flips down to fill the gap was removed. Will take some modding to fit perfectly, but it's pretty close as it is.
As this was my first time to a breakers, I have no idea if £20 was a reasonable price to pay for this handful of small parts? Views?