What am I tagged in what now? I bought my stolen/recovered written-off car (what was then Cat C) back as salvage. But it turned out it was fucked. I got lucky in that I sold it back to a specialist for pretty much the same amount, so it was worth a try. I think it was about £600 to buy it. I got a £2000ish payout from the write-off. However that was because it was insured on an agreed value policy. Usual market value would have been under a grand. So the salvage might eat up almost all of your payout, I dunno. It's also a load of hassle.