Date: 15 Aug 2007 11:26:41 GMT
From: Adrian <>
Subject: Re: The 'jabberwocky' returns from the smash repairer!

Johannes Andersen ( 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.

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