Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 02:38:32 -0400
From: "hippo" <johnhnospamthis.shoal.net.au>
Subject: Re: The 'jabberwocky' returns from the smash repairer!


Adrian wrote: >Johannes Andersen (johsnospamfitter.com) gurgled happily, sounding much >like they were saying : >>> I picked up my red 89 16V c900 back from the smash repairer on >>> Wednesday after A$4300 worth of insurnance-covered (except for the >>> excess) repair work! Major parts replaced were the A-pillar (not sure >>> if that's new but I think it is), driver's side door (good used), >>> driver's side front guard (brand new!), bonnet/hood (good used), and >>> sundry small parts. >> I wonder how such insurance repair would be possible in the UK? >It wouldn't. The car would have been written off, although Craig would >have >almost certainly have been able to buy it back for a small percentage of >the payout and repair it privately. >> I think the maximum the insurance will ever pay for repair is the market >> value of the car. My 1993 9000 CSE is well maintained and in excellent >> condition throughout, drives and feels on par with a recent modern car >> model. That is, I won't be able to find a similar car for its market >> (book) value. Is there some other form of car insurance that you can >> get? >Agreed value classic insurance. >Normally requires the car NOT to be in everyday use, though. Try seeing if there's a local broker who can find what you want for the right price or yer local Saab club perhaps? I've probably got to do the same over here. Marvin the Paranoid '81T 4dr has just been replaced by an immaculate '90 900 4dr with 120,000Km on it. Insured for $A5100 which is more than I paid for it but I'd say there's a pretty miniscule likelihood of ever replacing it like for like for that price. Cheers

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