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The Most Valuable Catalytic Converters

Prices for metals have soared due to lower mining production in recent years, a trend that was exacerbated by the pandemic. Meanwhile, the recent tightening of emissions standards means that the newest catalytic converters require more valuable metals. Therefore, interest in the recovery of precious metals from catalysts has increased these days. In the recycling of catalytic converter process, the recommended capacity should be more than 150kg per day. The scrap dealers give the price of converters per 100kg or 1ton due to customers’ needs.

We have compiled the most valuable catalytic converter prices in this essay. Prices are for a single catalytic converter and may vary from day to day. It is possible to find a more valuable catalytic converter. However, we tried to keep the most used cars in the list below in our article.

OPEL-CORSA/GM 16 – 90467875

The Opel Corsa is a supermini car engineered and produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel since 1982. At its height of popularity, the Corsa became the best-selling car in the world in 1998, recording over than 910,800 sales with assembly operations. Nowadays, these sales numbers are over than 18million. In April 1993, the Corsa B which is named in this essay was unveiled and in the United Kingdom, Vauxhall dropped the Nova name, with the car from now being known as the Corsa. Opel has some kind of body styles like 3 and 5-door hatchback, 4-door saloon, 5-door estate car, 2-door coupé utility, or pickup. Opel Corsa B also called as Vauxhall Corsa, Chevrolet Checy(in Mexico), Buick Sail(in China), Holden Barina(in Australasia), Opel Vita(in Japan). Nowadays, you can find the scrap GM16 for approximately $670-740.


The Lancia Lybra is a compact executive car manufactured and marketed by Fiat’s Premium division. Lancia between 1998-2005, based on the Alfa Romeo 156 floorpan, and replacing the Dedra in Lancia’s range. This model relates to the 2006 production, until that time over than 1.7million units were sold.

This catalytic converter type is used in some models in Alfa Romeo and Fiat also. The price amount is around $700.

Rolls Royce-Ghost V12/8101354/ Ghost: 7597966

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker and operates from purpose-built administrative and production facilities opened in 2003. The Rolls-Royce Phantom four-door saloon was the first product offered for sale in 2003. Since then, the company has expanded its product line to include an extended wheelbase, two-door coupé, and convertible versions of the Phantom saloon. Unique cars have unique catalytic converters. Rolls Royce’s catalytic converters’ have a ceramic honeycomb design, and their price may be around $600. On the other hand, the Rolls Royce Ghost model has a 6600cc engine and V12-designed motor. This motor had to be a special catalytic converter. Therefore, Boysen designed 7597966 catalytic converters for the Ghost model. Boysen’s ceramic catalytic converter may meet with buyers for around $650-700. You may see the pictures of catalytics and the Ghost model below. The first photo from the left side is Rolls Royce Ghost’s ceramic catalytic converter picture. The second one is 8101354 code catalytic converter. And the third one is the Rolls Royce Ghost.


Toyota Prius 2009 main selling points are class-leading fuel economy, a versatile interior, and a Cargo area. The 2009 Toyota Prius is not a car many would call attractive. The 2009 Toyota Prius has a four-cylinder engine and two electric motors under its hood. The catalytic converters of hybrids need more precious metals to work properly because they don’t get as hot as those installed on conventional vehicles since the combustion engines of hybrids only run part of the time. You may find those catalytics around between $300 to $800 in the market. Some Prius models are more worth it!

Aston Martin- V8 Vantage/6G33-5E211-DA S2950-CO2-RH

The V8 engine proved to be a reliable and robust unit, and it was obvious to all concerned that there was ample scope for a significant increase in the power that it could deliver. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was announced on 18th February 1977. Revised camshafts, air-box, larger inlet valves and carburetors, new inlet manifolds, and different plugs, are claimed to provide an increase in power of 40% and 10% more torque. A unique car equipped with innovative engineering and very high-performance features, the V8 Vantage has very successful sports dynamics but is also a great choice for everyday use. Attractive, charismatic, and extraordinarily attractive, the V8 Vantage is an Aston Martin at its most irresistible.

V8’s ceramic catalytic converter price is approximately $530-600.

Land Rover-Range Rover Sport 3.0 Dti/AH22-9N497-DD KAT098

Range Rover comes to mind first with its unique design and features in whole SUV models. The Range has proven its success in this market by its Premium driving feel, powerful engine, and gorgeous appearance. Range Rover dominated the SUV sector and lead but strengthened its place in the market. Range’s catalytic converters are also unique their technical and electrical components. The ceramic type of catalytic converters are available in the market for around $550-600.


 The Jaguar X-Type Estate 3.0 i V6 24V Sport(231 Cv)of 2003 is a car model created by the company Jaguar and belongs to the series X-type that encompasses models of different displacements and years. Specifically, this vehicle has 5 seats and 5 doors and is a front-wheel drive car. To make the specifications more concrete of this gorgeous Ranchera. The first model of this X-type began to be sold in the year 2003. This Jaguar’s catalytic converter sell in around $450.


Astra G model was manufactured at beginning of the 2000s. Opel was able to reach high amount sales figures at that time. Opel Astra, one of the oldest members of the C segment hatchback class in the European market, has finally transitioned to its highly anticipated new generation. Opel’s popular hatchback model, with its sixth generation in 2022.

The ceramic catalytics of the Astra G sales in the market around $400.

Citroen Berlingo/TRPSA K202 G1932

The manufacture of Berlingo started at the end of the 90s. The Berlingo has been successfully maintaining its place in the market since its first day. Berlingo has some advantages like wide-ranging luggage space, spaciousness, and wide-ranging ones.

You may find Berlingo’s catalytic converter for around $200-230. This catalytic converter has a 1.56kg net weight with its scrap.

Renault-Clio/7700849540/C 31

The model that replaced the Renault 5 was introduced at beginning of the ‘90s. The model was of serious importance due to the name change. Until 1990, Renault had only named its vehicles with numbers. They succeeded in reaching excess sales figures with a successful sales strategy and selling more than a 13million units. The Clio became France’s best-selling car and dominated the market in those days. These days, leading its class in Turkey for now. The French small compant hatch has seen 4 generations in its 27-year life.

The prices can be changed, but on the day of writing this essay; the price of this catalytic converter is around $100-140.

In general, petroleum-based catalytics are more valuable than diesel-based catalytics. The reason for this is related to the precious metal ratios they contain. Vehicles with higher emission values should prefer catalysts that can emit higher amounts of harmful gases. For this reason, the catalyst of a tractor can be more valuable than the catalyst of many sports cars.

Proses Makina Co. is a qualified company for planting catalytic converter recycling machinery and applying the production of the recycling systems for recovering PGMs. Proses Makina produces machines for processing car catalysts to recover precious metals. The company is able to provide turnkey systems from cutting scrap catalytics to producing Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), and Rhodium (Rh) separately and with high purity.