But what if a car can still be repaired? In that case, you have to weigh the cost of a restoration against the likely return on your investment. If you can't recoup your money in a sale, it may be wiser -- and easier -- to sell the car for parts, or "pick and pull."
Sometimes selling a car for parts is more profitable than selling it as a whole. This is obviously true when you want to sell a junked or damaged car that can't be returned to proper running order.