Two 911s wrecked by pensioner.....

Two 911s wrecked by pensioner.....

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Crimp a Length!

5,697 posts

189 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Vesuvius 996 said:
Pickled Piper said:
It says the insurance payout will be about £60K. Surely that will be just for the silver 993 on its own.

pp
rofl

By the time they've written the cheque it will be £70k, no doubt.

rolleyes


Edited by Vesuvius 996 on Monday 14th April 15:00
90K for the 993 easy by now.......going up in value you know, especially if its high mileage, and no history wink

Family Guy

802 posts

174 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Orangecurry said:
Family Guy said:
I realised that this had made some of the local papers but not the mail. What an over exaggerated pile of crap furious.

Mine is the silver 993 and with the exception of some cosmetic work to the rear wing a new rear screen and engine cover that's just about it. Hardly what you'd call extensive repairs (god bless german pig iron smile)
See! I was correct! hehe

FG - glad the damage is small and easily sorted - Polar silver BTW?
Yes, not grey as mentioned on one report rolleyes

uktrailmonster

4,827 posts

166 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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News stories are always hyped up as standard. Years ago some numpty broke his leg at our local dry ski slope. The report in the local rag had him clocked at 90 mph when he crashed. Never did work out what wax he was using.

A993LAD

1,014 posts

187 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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patmahe said:
How the hell did he manage that in reverse (read article) biggrin

Glad he's ok good to see the insurance companies get screwed for once
Was his Fiesta an auto? Pensioners with auto 'boxes are renowned for having bizarre crashes. I think their doddery old feet slip off the side of the accelerator and get stuck under the brake pedal or something like that.

There was a terrible story a couple of years ago about an old grannie that lived on the seafront on Isle of Wight. She accelerated out of her drive, across the road, over the sea wall and dropped 20 feet onto a guy who was sunbathing below. Sadly he wasn't encased in a 993 and was a complete write off!

I still think the Porsche/pensioner accident shouldn't have occurred though. If the Porsche drivers hadn't been speeding earlier then they would still be on their way to the garage car park when the old bloke had his crash.

rude-boy

22,225 posts

199 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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patmahe said:
...good to see the insurance companies get screwed for once
You've not quite got the handle on how they make the money in the first place to pay the claims have you? smile

Insurance companies NEVER get shafted, only those who pay the premiums.

forza whites

2,555 posts

161 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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Its not!
Hope you get your car back sorted soon!

DJ


Family Guy said:
I realised that this had made some of the local papers but not the mail. What an over exaggerated pile of crap furious.

Mine is the silver 993 and with the exception of some cosmetic work to the rear wing a new rear screen and engine cover that's just about it. Hardly what you'd call extensive repairs (god bless german pig iron smile)

I talked to the body shop guy this afternoon, and the only reason the 964 has been written off is because the price of the new parts for the convertible roof.

The total of £60k is also taking into account the damaged gates, the whole in the wall where the 964 was pushed through (the wall had also cracked from top to bottom in 3 places), and the mini camper van he hit outside the gate (this is probably going to be written off too).

As for Dave not caring about the cars, that's utter rubbish too. He was absolutely gutted when i arrived and was incredibly apologetic. He explained everything that had happened (which i admit was quite an unbelievable story) and assured me he would sort everything out. I had a courtesy car provided by his insurance in less than 24 hours and he has continually kept me up to date.

Please excuse my obvious annoyance but in my opinion this has not been reported well.

Happy days,

FG

912uk

45 posts

200 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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I am sorry to hear of this.. In one way I am sure the old age didn't help but even so it's not down to his careless attitude. He seams a nice old guy. Quite how so much damage had been done in such a low speed accident is beyound me. I just hope all are paid out and back to Porsche ownership as soon as possible.

I am not sure what I would do if some thing like this happened to my Porsche I think I would be red with rage so I think all people who are involved have been very grown up. Not sure I would be though..

The press well I know one or two stories about the press as I had a mate who used to write for the red tops so I know of the bending the truth Well out and out lies it seams now adays.. So nice to see the other side of the story..If you where the garage owner do you think you would want to make that call!!! I think I would rather set fire to a winning loto ticket than make that call!!

Edited by 912uk on Tuesday 15th April 11:58


Edited by 912uk on Tuesday 15th April 11:58

madala

5,063 posts

164 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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....my Mother had a similar experience with an auto Golf when she was reversing and about 70 yrs old....she gave up driving after that....kinda feel sorry for the old fella but his decision is the right one....time to hand in the keys....he looks mighty good for his age....there is hope yet....and I hope your 993 comes back to you more than perfect....looks the 964 still has some mileage in it as well....these things happen.

TJ930

342 posts

161 months

Tuesday 15th April 2008
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"Lost control...Whilst reversing(!)...Rolled his £600 Fiesta(!)..." - HTF do you that?!!!

You'd have thought he would have to be doing 40mph backwards on Full-lock with his foot wedged onto the accelerator?! eek

sidned

465 posts

182 months

Wednesday 16th April 2008
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I think he said the back of the 964 acted as a ramp which allowed his car to flip over!

TJ930

342 posts

161 months

Wednesday 16th April 2008
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sidned said:
I think he said the back of the 964 acted as a ramp which allowed his car to flip over!
Yeah, I think it did. But most car-park scrapes happen at < 5mph - are you really telling me that he put a car ON ITS ROOF at 4 mph?! laugh

Oh well, at least it wasn't a rare Porsche (904 or 917 or something)...

Pesty

42,655 posts

222 months

Wednesday 16th April 2008
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Family guy you seem to have taken this very well. I would have had an MI by now.


some of those comments on the link make me want to kill kittens


"I find most Porsche drivers are idiots, at least that's two off the road for a while"

"Says more about the build quality of a Porsche than anything else, little bump with a Ford and it's written off"

Dave_STI

67 posts

152 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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It sounds like that porsche specialist dealt with this well, after all accidents do happen.

It might be a write off technically, but surely a secondhand soft top would make that 911 economical to repair though, I'm assuming the owner will take the write off money and then buy it back and fix it

Pesty said:
"I find most Porsche drivers are idiots, at least that's two off the road for a while"
Don't feed the trolls, whoever posted that is a) just trying to provoke a reaction or b) a tt

I think some sort of driving test at 65 (with a medical/eye test) would be sensible, even if it was not the full driving test

Then another mini test & medical at 75 & 85...no doubt if the government intervene they will over complicate this though

I have an 89 year old neighbour who drives an old MGB GT and he is absolutely fine behind the wheel, in fact he is probably safer than a lot of drivers a 1/3 his age...

But my own grandfather when he was in his 70's used to scare the hell out of me in his Allegro Vanden Plas...he 'was' Mr Magoo and should have not been allowed on the road...










Edited by Dave_STI on Wednesday 14th March 02:54

Al-ambo

1,903 posts

184 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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Dave_STI said:
It sounds like that porsche specialist dealt with this well, after all accidents do happen.

It might be a write off technically, but surely a secondhand soft top would make that 911 economical to repair though, I'm assuming the owner will take the write off money and then buy it back and fix it

Pesty said:
"I find most Porsche drivers are idiots, at least that's two off the road for a while"
Don't feed the trolls, whoever posted that is a) just trying to provoke a reaction or b) a tt

I think some sort of driving test at 65 (with a medical/eye test) would be sensible, even if it was not the full driving test

Then another mini test & medical at 75 & 85...no doubt if the government intervene they will over complicate this though

I have an 89 year old neighbour who drives an old MGB GT and he is absolutely fine behind the wheel, in fact he is probably safer than a lot of drivers a 1/3 his age...

But my own grandfather when he was in his 70's used to scare the hell out of me in his Allegro Vanden Plas...he 'was' Mr Magoo and should have not been allowed on the road...










Edited by Dave_STI on Wednesday 14th March 02:54
So.. you got the Flux Capacitor working again Marty? smile


MadMark911

1,688 posts

115 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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Pesty said:
some of those comments on the link make me want to kill kittens
That's a really stupid thing to say! Pathetic to even joke that you would kill a dumb and defenseless animal to deal with your anger ..... furious

It's a sad story and some muppets (predictably) made the usual type of comments on the Mail forum before they shut it down .... The cars can be fixed and the driver was unhurt - surely that's all that matters?

Durzel

9,964 posts

134 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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Simply renewing (not taking a retest or medical) a driving licence every 3 years after 70 isn't enough imo.

JamesK

2,124 posts

245 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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MadMark911 said:
That's a really stupid thing to say! Pathetic to even joke that you would kill a dumb and defenseless animal to deal with your anger ..... furious
What an outrageous thing to say about a kitten! They aren't dumb and have claws and teeth to defend themselves with!!!! furious

pacman1

7,316 posts

159 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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htrb! oh, and a snigger at some of the most recent comments. Ain't half term great?

Al-ambo

1,903 posts

184 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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Soovy started this thread when he were just a lad. The old guy popped his clogs in 2009, RIP.

Oh...and Pesty has since opened a cat and dog home.

Durzel

9,964 posts

134 months

Wednesday 14th March 2012
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pacman1 said:
htrb! oh, and a snigger at some of the most recent comments. Ain't half term great?
Wondered why I ended up being half an hour early into work this morning.