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      05-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by sspade View Post

European cats have higher precious metal content than domestic. Especially old domestic.

The fact is, European cats bring more and the scrap yard than domestic cats.

Go ahead, ask me how I know.
I've scrapped prob 10 - 15 cats from E30/E36/E34/E39s. That's not the point. Getting $75 - $125 for a 60,000 mile E34 540i cat from a scrapper vs. selling them to an enthusiast who needs to pass smog for $800 is worlds difference. OE MSRP is close to $1,500 A SIDE, even today. I have sold cats from these cars to local shops when I parted or upgraded and have made significant return vs. scrapping (or gutting the cat).

My point is that the BMW cat is less valuable to a scrapper than as a whole to a person needing said cat.
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