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Post by Johno.0 Wed 15 Sep 2021 - 15:41

Don't know where to start and a little confused.

So, as you all know my car was deemed a write off and that was that. However, I had a call to say it was ready to be picked up and had been fixed. A little nervous, and admittedly excited I went, got it, and was shocked to say the least by the work done. It appears flawless but was hoping someone could upload a picture of their front bumper with a few close ups of the lines where the panels meet, only because it looks different, (in a good way).

Turned out my car had gone to Copart who are apparently an auction house for cars that have been involved in accidents and written off. From what I've read it seems it's more favourable to them to write a vehicle off, and auction it themselves than it is to declare it repairable. This is something I can believe, and it may explain why I was told it was written off, and have now been surprised by it being fixed.

Also, my dashcam records audio and I don't think they knew I had one as it's one of those rearview mirror ones, I heard alot of "What is it supposed to be?", "Never seen anything like it?", "It's big aint it?" - guess they're talking about the cabin and nothing else lol! , "Weird looking" and "nice though". lol!

Let me know what you think and thank you in advance for the pictures. It's good to be back. hehe.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Thu 16 Sep 2021 - 20:12

Welcome back !!
What has been the effect on your car insurance ?... especially with the car being written off, and now resurrected seemingly from the dead...
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Post by bigjase1972 Thu 16 Sep 2021 - 22:00

Fantastic news Johno.
Wish it would have been done in time for the meet at the end of August. We were missing a blue Gordini when you couldn’t make it pal!😔
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 18 Sep 2021 - 14:40

@bigjase1972 just my luck that is, I'll make up for it next time.

@'Old'SeaDog the car was valued at £3800 which surprised me considering age but it was in fantastic condition when picked up by them. The engineer's report commented a few times about how condition through out was exceptional for age of car. In terms of insurance not entirely sure. I have a renewal in January so hoping it's not ridiculous but with the price hike on everything ATM I'm not holding out much hope.

They also appeared not to have any notes on the file that it was being fixed, so again the whole thing was strange. Anyone worked in insurance or know anyone who may know what happened? I have rung and asked but they know nothing apparently.
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Post by bigjase1972 Sat 18 Sep 2021 - 14:45

Will it affect the value of the car now?
Hope you haven’t lost out on the deal having it repaired. 🤞🏻
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 18 Sep 2021 - 14:49

Forgot to add that the fix was £1090. It was superficial damage so only needed sanding, painting etc... They did give me a new headlamp. It's not been recorded as a category car as that was one of the first things I checked. I'd never sell it anyways. It's my best mate! 🤣😂🤣🤣🤣
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Post by bigjase1972 Sat 18 Sep 2021 - 14:55

That’s great news then mate!😊👍🏻
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 18 Sep 2021 - 21:43

@Johno.0 wrote:Forgot to add that the fix was £1090. It was superficial damage so only needed sanding, painting etc... They did give me a new headlamp. It's not been recorded as a category car as that was one of the first things I checked. I'd never sell it anyways. It's my best mate! 🤣😂🤣🤣🤣
Awesome best mate comment !! 👍....love it
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