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Old 10-06-2016, 01:50 PM
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Imagine wrapping up the final test drive after the lengthy restoration of your classic Corvette and having your prized possession wind up in this condition.

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Old 10-06-2016, 05:05 PM
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Sounds like someone needs a beating.

Really, it's too easy to get a license to drive.

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Finally! Duplicate thread...
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That's a heartbreaker for sure
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Finally! Duplicate thread...
apparently the editors don't read the posts; this has happened on other occasions, for instance the burning C1 one...

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:49 PM
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Very sad to see.............
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Like to know what he is thinking.

Ugly thing to happen.
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Finally! Duplicate thread...


QUADRUPLICATE thread.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-accident.html

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ys-it-all.html

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...e-damaged.html

Talk about beating something to death! It's even worse than all the "Tom Brady Is Back!" threads in Off Topic!
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.........and it stated this was a 15 year restoration! this damage should take him 5 years to fix.
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Man I really hate to see this after such a long restoration with a great result, ending up in a disaster like this. I can't imagine how I would feel.
I already was pissed when I discovered a real small brake fluid leak which had ruined the paint on the frame 2 days ago. But in comparison to this I shouldn't complain

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If a picture is worth a 1000 words the body language says it all.
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The colour of it is what gets me , honestly why would you choose that one ?? unreal . Cheers .
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Shame when something like this happens. But it happens. The car will be fixed...and back on the road in a couple of weeks good as new... Nobody got hurt...and the whole mess will be forgotten. Except for a great story!
It's why you have good insurance.
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That's probably the worst night mare of any car enthusiast who does a restoration...
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I don't carry classic car insurance on my car. Dumb you say, yes maybe, but only dumb if I need it. One reason is I do not believe any of these so called classic car insurance sellers about paying off. I would like to hear from anybody that has had the bad luck to collect from them. Did they pay like they said they would and who was the company that sold the insurance.
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I have Hagerty and they were great when I had a claim.

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I don't carry classic car insurance on my car. Dumb you say, yes maybe, but only dumb if I need it. One reason is I do not believe any of these so called classic car insurance sellers about paying off. I would like to hear from anybody that has had the bad luck to collect from them. Did they pay like they said they would and who was the company that sold the insurance.
Insurance gave me a payout for this , which was the panel beaters quote and close to the max it was insured for anyhow . Mind you I had spent a lot on it , so it was under insured in actual fact . But they just wanted to write it off on the assesors advice . All's well that ends well , cheers .
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I don't carry classic car insurance on my car. Dumb you say, yes maybe, but only dumb if I need it. One reason is I do not believe any of these so called classic car insurance sellers about paying off. I would like to hear from anybody that has had the bad luck to collect from them. Did they pay like they said they would and who was the company that sold the insurance.
Yes, $2700 no question asked payout to repair my '61 windshield cracked from a gravel strike. American Collector's Insurance in 2008.

Try explaining to a generic auto insurance company adjuster why a windshield R&R costs $2700 and why it costs extra for an LOF etched logo with date code.

Pack a lunch and bring crayons.

The concerns about classic car insurance company payouts are specious. All the big names know their business and reputation will rise or fall on how well they handle their customers in a fairly tight-knit collector community.

I also don't know how many generic auto insurers would go with the high "agreed upon" values we put on our beloved classics
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About 25 years ago I had L79 1965 coupe go on fire that was a total loss. The back of the car lit up like a bonfire. The inurance agency that sold the policy was JC Taylor of Darby Pa.and the actual insurer was Maryland Casualty Company a subsidiary of Zurich North America. I had a check in my hand for the full agreed value (minus $500 deductable) in less than a week AND I was able to keep the car. The frame, engine, and a ton of other components were still fine so there was a lot of value still in the wreck. They treated me wonderfully.
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