Del Boy and David Dickinson will be praising British bargain hunters today, as research from Vauxhall reveals that over 150,000 old bangers have been scrapped for a cash bonus towards a younger model.
According to the research, London is driving the cars for cash scheme with almost one in ten owners upgrading their wheels, compared to Cornwall and East Anglia where only 1% of drivers have scrapped their cars.
To mark London taking the title of the Banger Capital of Britain, Vauxhall has created the first ever Cash Car - a Vauxhall Astra encrusted with £2,000 worth of loose change. The car, which is covered from boot to bonnet in bona-fide British mint was mobbed by hundreds of commuters at Liverpool Street station, eager to pocket some free cash.
Simon Ewart from Vauxhall Motors added, "We fully support the scrappage scheme and feel that the first ever Cash Car is a great way to bring to life the benefits of trading in your old car for a newer, safer and more environmentally friendly model. Hopefully, we gave commuters more than they bargained for on their journey to work this morning!"
The activity coincides with Vauxhall's nationwide Direct Mail campaign driving 100,000 car owners to take part in the Government's scrappage scheme.Published 24 August 2009