We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks and pay cash in Missouri!
- Get an instant cash offer for your junk car from The Clunker Junker
- We are The Show Me State's top junk car removal specialists
- We pay cash for junk cars in Missouri and give instant offers up to $10,000!
From Mark Twain National Forest to Kansas City, The Clunker Junker buys junk cars in Missouri. We are a full service junk car buyer who not only pays the most cash for cars in Missouri, but also provides the fastest service. Many junk cars that we buy are picked up within a few business days, and some even on the same day! Of course, our junk car removal service never has any hidden fees or charges, and that means you don’t have to pay for towing! So let us show you how easy it can be to sell your junk car in the Show Me State.
If you’ve got an old junk car rotting away in your driveway or garage, we’ll help you get rid of it. You might feel like the easiest way to get rid of it is to roll it straight into Lake of the Ozarks, but we have a better way. Tell us about the junk car you are trying to sell in Missouri and our website will generate an instant offer for you in many cases. You won’t have to wait for any callbacks, you get instant gratification instead.
The Pony Express famously delivered mail at lightning speed to and from St. Joseph. Our Missouri junk car buyers will pay you cash for junk cars and pick them up even faster. That leaves you more time and more money to pig out on some of Missouri’s world famous BBQ or hit up a Royals or Cardinals game with the family. Whatever you choose to spend your junk car cash on is up to you, but you’ll never have to worry about how you’re going to get rid of your junk car ever again.
Sell Your Junk Car for Cash in Missouri
The Clunker Junker is a top junk car buyer throughout the Missouri. We make it easy to sell your junk car throughout the state, getting money to you the minute we take your car away. We’ve helped thousands of Missourians sell their junk car in just three easy steps:
First, Tell Us About Your Car
Use our online tool to give us the year, make, model and trim. From there, we'll ask additional questions about the state of the car - like whether or not it starts and how many miles it has on it. Finally, we'll need to know what kind of documentation you have proving you're the owner of the vehicle. In some cases, we're able to help even if you don't have the title. Just let us know about any unusual circumstances so we can give you the most accurate quote available.
We'll Make You an Offer
In many cases, we'll be able to tell you how much your car is worth right then and there. We work with a variety of junk car buyers and auto salvage yards throughout Missouri to ensure you get the top dollar for your vehicle. Unfortunately, we're not able to buy every car submitted to us. Regardless, you'll know quickly whether or not we'll be able to buy your car - and exactly how much it's worth.
We'll Come and Get it
No matter the condition, we'll come and pick it up for you. Part of our service in Missouri is junk car removal. With newer models, we may ask for additional verification of ownership and/or condition. Once we're ready, we'll come out to you to pick up the car - with your cash or check in hand. In some cases, we can pick up vehicles within 48 business hours of submitting the claim. Drivers will give the vehicle a quick inspection before loading it onto the tow truck and heading out!
How much cash can I get for junk cars in Missouri?
The exact price varies depending on a number of factors. There are a few different categories that your car may fall into.
Barely Recognizable junk
This is the worst of the worst. The car or truck that is half-rotted and hasn’t seen a good road in years. A clunker in this category will generally see its raw materials recycled and the rest scrapped. For junk that meets this criterion you may see anywhere from $50 to $150.
Maybe junk, maybe Not
This is the middle tier. This is junk, but not complete junk. With the in-betweeners, there are often sought-after parts that have value and can be re-used. You’ll get more for these guys than you will get for the pure junk.
It Still Looks Good to Me!
Well, just because it isn’t junk doesn’t mean we won’t buy it. In fact, we are able to offer more than most other junkyards for used vehicles depending on make, model, and overall condition. You can see up to $10k for a car or truck in this category.
There are a number of factors that go into the value of your car. To find out more, use our online tool to get an instant quote.
How to sign your Missouri car title
We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Missouri title when you are selling your vehicle. If there are multiple owners listed on the title, they must all sign the title unless the names are separated with "OR".
- On the top of your Missouri title is a section that says "Assignment". This is the section you should sign and print. Make sure you don't put anything in the license dealer only sections!
- First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature of all seller(s)".
Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
- Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads "Hand printed name(s) by seller(s)".
Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
How to get a duplicate Missouri title
The process for getting a duplicate or replacement Missouri title is fairly simple. If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Missouri you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state. The registered owner should do the following:
- Complete the Application for Missouri title and license.
- Bring your duplicate title application to your local license office or mail the application to the MO Motor Vehicle Bureau at:
Motor Vehicle Bureau 301 West High Street, Room 370 PO Box 100 Jefferson City, MO, 65105-0100
- Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $8.50 plus an additional $2.50 processing fee.
How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Missouri
Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Missouri can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, you cannot just sell any junk car that ends up on your property if you do not own it. You'll need to follow the Missouri abandoned vehicle removal procedures. We have given a general overview of what that entails below.
You can read more about selling an abandoned vehicle in Missouri
- To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must submit a Crime Inquiry and Inspection Report/Authorization to Tow (form-4569) your local law enforcement office unless you have a posted notice prohibiting drivers from leaving their vehicles parked on the private property.
- To apply for the title to an abandoned vehicle, you must also complete Application for Missouri Watercraft or Outboard Motor Title and Registration (form-93) and a General Affidavit (form-768)
- (30) thirty days before applying for a Missouri State Title, you must send the last registered owner and/or lienholder of the vehicle Notice To Owner(s) and Lienholder(s) Regarding Abandoned Vehicle (form-5227) sent through certified mail.
You may attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
- The vehicle must also have a Vehicle Examination Certificate (form-551).
- You may then apply for a Junking Certificate.
Can you buy junk vehicles without a title in Missouri?
Yes, we can sometimes buy vehicles without the title. Vehicles are worth less if they don’t have a title, and we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to purchase every vehicle. Our buyers will at minimum require photo identification that matches your registration or insurance to complete the sale.
What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?
Missouri often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Missouri DoR.
Do I need to turn in my license plates?
Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle. You can return the plates to your local DoR office.
What should I do about my auto insurance?
You will need to notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.
Is there anything else I need to do?
Complete a notice of sale or transfer for your vehicle and return it to your local department of revenue office.
We Buy Junk Cars in Missouri Without the Hassle
We’re able to provide a quick and easy quote and can come to you with cash or check in hand. It usually only takes minutes to get a quote. Once you’ve accepted the quote, we’ll pick up your car for you – usually within 48 hours. Once we have the car, keys, and paperwork, you’ll have your cash or check and can be on your way. We can also tow the car away for you without any extra fees or charges.
The quote we give you is the amount you’ll get – there are no hidden fees or other charges. Contact us today for a quote for your used car.
"The vehicle has a rebuilt motor that has only about 5,000 miles on it. It has a brand-new clutch and engine components. The engine locked up due to a bad head job. It's a performance car with drilled and slotted brakes and Hankook tires."
"The engine runs but sounds bad (possibly failing bearings). A few of the body panels are in good shape, but most of them are either dented or rusted. The seats were replaced from a lower-mileage vehicle and are in good shape. All of the glass is good, except there is not an interior rear-view mirror. The rear tires are in decent condition (approximately 50% tread). The front tires need to be replaced. The full-size spare is in good shape. All of the gauges in the instrument clusters are functioning correctly including the separate oil pressure and voltmeter. This is a 4x4 pickup, and the 4WD is working fine. I have the front bumper (though it's not shown in the photos). Its condition is similar to the average condition of the truck's exterior."
"The vehicle is old. At inspection, we were told that it needed a new catalytic converter and possibly new brakes. I chose to buy a new car rather than putting the cash into it."
"The vehicle is missing the keys. It goes into neutral without it though, if needed. The power steering dropped out. I think it needs a new pump and alternator. It's just not worth it to me to fix it."
"I think the timing belt needs to be replaced. Otherwise, it ran great. Now, it won't start, but I'm pretty confident it's a quick fix. It's missing the left front blinker light."
"The vehicle is a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. The fuel pump went out, and I have to have it removed from my friend's house, immediately. I don't know how many miles are on it. I'm not near the car right now."