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I Bought a Totaled Volkswagen Phaeton W12 at Auction for $1,000! Then a Forklift SMASHED Into It!

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I bought this wrecked, totaled, and very cheap Volkswagen Phaeton at the salvage auction. This car is very similar to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and the Audi A8. When it was picked up, it was damaged at the auction likely by a forklift driver. We get the majority of the body damage repaired, and begin this rebuild project, but I'm not sure I want to finish this VW. Needless to say I sold it in very short order...
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Email Me: SamcracAuto@gmail.com


  1. chris jones

    chris jones

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Sam, what's up with this project?

  2. Az Iz

    Az Iz

    13 өдрийн өмнө


  3. IlIlI


    Сарын өмнө

    not that rare. There are multiple in europe

  4. Tee Shopp

    Tee Shopp

    Сарын өмнө

    My grandfather owned one. I drove it a few times... son crashed it in 2017 😡

  5. The Postman

    The Postman

    2 сарын өмнө

    Next time a car hauler shows up with straps thru the rims like that, don't pay him. Its in mine and any other decent auto broker contract for carriers not to do that🤦‍♂️

  6. Nick Barnes

    Nick Barnes

    2 сарын өмнө

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    • tony rains

      tony rains

      2 сарын өмнө

      Are you off your meds again?

  7. qingshou sun

    qingshou sun

    2 сарын өмнө

    Exlente price is

  8. Jobbie Jew

    Jobbie Jew

    2 сарын өмнө

    Passat failure 🤣🤣 laughs in Scottish.

  9. codsac


    2 сарын өмнө

    look how far the doors open. dam nice care

  10. Tiffany Montcrieff

    Tiffany Montcrieff

    2 сарын өмнө

    I would paint the whole car, it deserves it.

  11. MGFirewater


    2 сарын өмнө

    Is it american Standard to paint a high class german car under open sky instead in a paint shop?

    • tony rains

      tony rains

      2 сарын өмнө

      No unless you're trying to prove that you don't have to spend much money to do a reasonable job.

  12. Glass Pedals

    Glass Pedals

    2 сарын өмнө

    did you really just ask if you should finish the car after putting a few thousand into it already?????????????

  13. Seymour Pattisson

    Seymour Pattisson

    2 сарын өмнө

    Yea get it finished and polished up!! I want to hear that engine purr...

  14. chad D

    chad D

    2 сарын өмнө

    I would love to see it done.

  15. J.Hollo


    2 сарын өмнө

    Any update on this?

  16. Mike Thompson

    Mike Thompson

    2 сарын өмнө

    well the heading is wrong. but otherwise good video

  17. WizardMower


    2 сарын өмнө

    Heh, the retracting airvent covers, Is literally.. Amazing. like a budget A8L.

  18. hot wings

    hot wings

    2 сарын өмнө

    This is the exact car that Doug DeMuro reviewed 3 years ago.

  19. Juan Julio Jesus Jiminez

    Juan Julio Jesus Jiminez

    2 сарын өмнө

    Fckn bargain

  20. Abz the Ninja

    Abz the Ninja

    2 сарын өмнө

    Want to see the video of this car being finished



    2 сарын өмнө

    You look like ur related to Jack cecil

  22. TheGolfHead


    2 сарын өмнө

    How is that totaled? It just needs a new bumper and a hood

  23. Paul Cosentino

    Paul Cosentino

    2 сарын өмнө

    Sam that quarter panel Damage is fresh, i knew it

  24. Kristjan Iter

    Kristjan Iter

    2 сарын өмнө

    Its not rare though. Tons of them are for sale for 2000-4000€. Trash car that no one buys.

  25. Anthony Xuereb

    Anthony Xuereb

    2 сарын өмнө

    I'd have it over a Merc or BMW. Real pity about that very nasty dent , makes you wonder about hired hands, either careless or worse. In future ask the the car transporter guy to send pictures of the vehicle BEFORE he loads it. It's that much harder to negotiate once you have taken possession of it. Sam said that fifty percent of his issues remain unresolved.

  26. BlackManOps


    2 сарын өмнө

    I only an occasional viewer, so maybe someone can answer this: Has Sam ever actually finished a project car?

  27. Greg Davis

    Greg Davis

    2 сарын өмнө

    I saw one of these in Australia years ago when they would have been new. The w12 sounded amazing. I have never seen one since.

  28. benton hester

    benton hester

    3 сарын өмнө

    Wait, wait, you're telling me that the insurance sale will screw you!? No way!!!!

  29. Carl Weidman

    Carl Weidman

    3 сарын өмнө

    Finish the Volkswagen that way we can see what it looks like beautiful car

  30. william webster

    william webster

    3 сарын өмнө

    as an autobody tech, i hate how some of your bodywork is done, some of the repairs are shitty and i feel you are paying too much and you're stroking these hack's egos. i apologize if my comments offend you.

  31. Daniel Cevallos

    Daniel Cevallos

    3 сарын өмнө

    Beautiful work man! Congratulations!

  32. C Davenport

    C Davenport

    3 сарын өмнө

    I would not buy a car from Crockparts.

  33. Ron Goheen

    Ron Goheen

    3 сарын өмнө

    Most definitely, would love to see a video of you actually finishing a car.

  34. Captain Blacktooth

    Captain Blacktooth

    3 сарын өмнө

    The car is superb, a close acquaintance has a perfect example ... But it looked like a Passat and still does hence it failed as Sam alludes to. Indeed, the same story as the Peugeot 607 which was a superb beast, but it looked way too much like a Pug 406 rep mobile, so it totally failed and perfect examples could be bought for loose change at the trade only auctions. Depends if you want a superb car or to impress the neighbours ... My DS23 still serves me as a daily driver and wonderful it is.

  35. Rest 12

    Rest 12

    3 сарын өмнө

    Please show me this car when its done

  36. Elvie Johnson

    Elvie Johnson

    3 сарын өмнө

    Whats That Music Mix 9min in anyone know

  37. Munga


    3 сарын өмнө

    Finish it... Yeah!!

  38. Cam Williams

    Cam Williams

    3 сарын өмнө

    I got a forklift ad on this video, nice one MNmore

  39. Connor Murphy

    Connor Murphy

    3 сарын өмнө

    These are rare in the US? I see like 10 of these every day up the town

  40. Axt Axt

    Axt Axt

    3 сарын өмнө

    Where are the autobody guys? That seemed like a shit load of filler!

  41. Dan Walkley

    Dan Walkley

    3 сарын өмнө

    So I pay for premium to have no adds, then the channel puts their own adds in, WTF?

  42. Joseph Schaefer

    Joseph Schaefer

    3 сарын өмнө

    I found one in a local junk yard a while back and was extremely surprised

  43. demontech06


    3 сарын өмнө

    I was one of the few VW people that's had to do a torque converter on one of those. The Phaeton was a way over engineered car.

  44. bouncearts.


    3 сарын өмнө


  45. Cnehuvjwkkc Smhcjencnf

    Cnehuvjwkkc Smhcjencnf

    3 сарын өмнө

    I wish you did more follow ups on your projects

  46. Mexy


    3 сарын өмнө

    what year is it from?

  47. mohamed camara

    mohamed camara

    3 сарын өмнө

    Why you always buying bmw and wv

  48. mohamed camara

    mohamed camara

    3 сарын өмнө


  49. Greg V

    Greg V

    3 сарын өмнө

    Wow that guy doing the body work is actually really really good !

  50. Dusty Owl

    Dusty Owl

    3 сарын өмнө

    Copart cut off the curtain airbags on a Jetta I bought, so in the pictures it looked like they didn't deploy and didn't do damage, which it did to the headliner

  51. NoknOnDors


    3 сарын өмнө

    Oh man when he sprayed that primer and it was still wet, I mistook the reflections in it for creases in the body and I was like NOOOOOOOO ITS FUCKED UP STILL, and then I saw it dry in the next shot the body lines were perfect, and I was like oh shit thank God

  52. TheReal Yoda

    TheReal Yoda

    3 сарын өмнө

    why the fuck would they make it look so generic

  53. Raymond Johnston

    Raymond Johnston

    3 сарын өмнө

    Did I get clickbaited? Timestamp....

  54. 1971 Mustang Mach 1

    1971 Mustang Mach 1

    3 сарын өмнө

    We still get a couple of these every once in a while at the vw dealership i work at. Had a newby blow the airbag suspension one time. Shop had to pay for it. Volkswagen of Germany literally overnighted the parts to us. From. Germany.

  55. John Garcia

    John Garcia

    3 сарын өмнө

    I know it breaks your heart!!!!

  56. Informedia Tech - BRUNO

    Informedia Tech - BRUNO

    3 сарын өмнө

    That car in my country would cost 60.000 euros fixed

  57. Felipe Nardo

    Felipe Nardo

    3 сарын өмнө

    This rear panel repair is the worst thing I’ve ever seen !

  58. Ethan keenan

    Ethan keenan

    3 сарын өмнө

    Continental has the same steering wheel

  59. Chaitanya V

    Chaitanya V

    3 сарын өмнө

    Not cm across any vdo showin finished car yet...pls do some

  60. Jeremystillplays


    3 сарын өмнө

    now i want to finish my autobody classes

  61. Tommy Nordin

    Tommy Nordin

    3 сарын өмнө

    I know where two are sitting

  62. The Mechanic

    The Mechanic

    3 сарын өмнө

    Mierda video

  63. Tesh Patel

    Tesh Patel

    3 сарын өмнө

    Hate the ‘paid promotion’ element of these videos. So boring when the try to fit o maze into every video

  64. Kay’shots


    3 сарын өмнө

    Passat sells superb in europe. So not a failure :)

  65. peter PETER

    peter PETER

    3 сарын өмнө

    How many flies got stuck to the paint? Really painting outdoors?

  66. Boy George

    Boy George

    3 сарын өмнө

    The only reason Copart refunded you anything is because you are a public figure with a platform, I bought a 2008 MB CLK with 30kmi 3yrs ago it was advertised as clean title but when i got the documents it was only a bill of sale, I quickly called Copart to inform them and they gave me the run around and said that there was nothing they could do as the car was listed under bill of sale (BS!) I went back to look at the auction and from the time i had looked at the listing to when i spoke with the agent, the listing had been updated to Bill of sale; That was some BS and i will never buy from them again.

  67. Peter Onufrienko

    Peter Onufrienko

    3 сарын өмнө

    Is it allwheeldrive?

  68. Jorge Nascimento

    Jorge Nascimento

    3 сарын өмнө

    So this guy loves endless money pits the trash group of German brands. Mercedes BMW vw group. Endless money pit it's a 5 year old car then sell it as fast as possible to dupes like guys like this channel.

  69. Mike


    3 сарын өмнө

    Lol in my country these cars are like €1000/€1500 for a good one because nobody wants them.. new price was €150.000 for most on the internet.

  70. Samuel bhagothiparsad

    Samuel bhagothiparsad

    3 сарын өмнө

    Wait. Donating money to those incarcerated?

  71. Advance Last

    Advance Last

    3 сарын өмнө

    Hardly rare

  72. Cliff Burridge

    Cliff Burridge

    3 сарын өмнө

    We’re going to take all of this paint down so we can get it ready for Phil. Is he another one of your buddies? 😂😂

  73. Petar Nikolov

    Petar Nikolov

    3 сарын өмнө

    E63s is more fast

  74. Jdubski NC

    Jdubski NC

    3 сарын өмнө

    Late to the party, I’d debadge it, tint it out, black wheels, flat black wrap or flat black respray.

  75. Igorok Turak

    Igorok Turak

    3 сарын өмнө

    Copart sucks and terrible. I stop buying cars from them cuz they are scums. They let dealers sell fake damage cars and hide airbag damage so people will bid more money. And when the cars come they always never look as the pics. They are low life only care about how can they make more money and how much more fees they can charge it’s crazy. It cost almost 1k just fees for a normal car that’s worth less then 20k. The funny thing is that the cars come not taking care. They let other countries bid on the cars and the prices go up so bad that it’s not even worth buying them from Copart anymore. IAAI doesn’t let other countries bid on the auction only America. I give respect to IaaI. They only have insurance cars with no fake dealers or fake damages. Keys are always ther. Not like Copart. They always missing. They take the keys and resell them on eBay. IAAI always has two keys not like Copart they always take the second key specially expensive cars. Also Copart keys are missing and spares. They take it and resell them. Iaai is the best period. They only help u cuz u are a blogger. If u were regular guy they would never give refund or fix the problem even if they made the mistaken. Never buy cars from Copart

  76. Igorok Turak

    Igorok Turak

    3 сарын өмнө

    COPART SUCKS. They are scums. All the fees they charge is crazy. They always loose keys always the drives the load the cars make damage and they don’t care. All they care about is fees and fees and money.

  77. Alex maciel

    Alex maciel

    3 сарын өмнө

    People in Brazil ruin their finances with shitty VW gol l4 16v. Out there they got THIS!

  78. Swivel Swivel

    Swivel Swivel

    3 сарын өмнө

    i'd like to see you take us through the full copart option. Like a behind the scenes where you choose a car, all the fun little steps, to the rebuild and selling it.

  79. kishen rathod

    kishen rathod

    3 сарын өмнө

    As a big VW fan, I would love to see this car restored!! It’s a pinnacle of Piechs reign at VW AG, def a piece of history

  80. IlIlIIlIllI lIIll

    IlIlIIlIllI lIIll

    3 сарын өмнө

    The phaeton is ugly af tho, just like every volkswagen besides the old golfs lol.

  81. Fekillix


    3 сарын өмнө

    Copart is a POS organization

  82. sachmm1


    3 сарын өмнө

    Hi Sam please let us know some updates about this car...waiting.

  83. Michael Fuze

    Michael Fuze

    3 сарын өмнө

    And? Where is the result??? Fuck of with you're fake videos

  84. Rick The Master [Meme] [Gamer]

    Rick The Master [Meme] [Gamer]

    3 сарын өмнө

    The pheaton isnt that rare in europe, you see them often in the Netherlands

  85. LSDelta92


    3 сарын өмнө

    that dent removal guy did an amazing job. I would love to see this car restored and put back on the road

  86. spikeofdeath95


    3 сарын өмнө

    Finish it

  87. Milan


    3 сарын өмнө

    Pheaton isnt rare

  88. L0sh4dkA


    3 сарын өмнө

    Dust on paint? no.

  89. Tudor Opris

    Tudor Opris

    3 сарын өмнө

    Adjusting for inflation 145,000$ n for Europe you can throw another 10k$ to that amount

  90. Marvin Gill

    Marvin Gill

    3 сарын өмнө

    Bentley Continental W12 was the same engine

  91. Ryan Derry

    Ryan Derry

    3 сарын өмнө

    Let’s finish it!

  92. Stefan P.

    Stefan P.

    4 сарын өмнө

    I would've welded that pinhole on the shock absorber.

  93. stanceMMV


    4 сарын өмнө


  94. skodars5


    4 сарын өмнө


  95. Erkid Fusha

    Erkid Fusha

    4 сарын өмнө

    Very nice video. Could you recommend any website with the best quotes for the transportation of the cars?

  96. Miloš Srb

    Miloš Srb

    4 сарын өмнө

    Nice car, i hope you are happy with it.

  97. Mario Matić

    Mario Matić

    4 сарын өмнө

    the fuck is this amg commercial ???

  98. ♥papylanky♥


    4 сарын өмнө

    Beautiful car!

  99. Cpt Muva

    Cpt Muva

    4 сарын өмнө

    U speak too much...

  100. Steve Hohman

    Steve Hohman

    4 сарын өмнө

    I hate the opportunity to drive one of these W12 Phaetons when our VW brought his to the dealership. What an incredible ride. Definitely finish this car.