Two 911s wrecked by pensioner.....

Two 911s wrecked by pensioner.....

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Vesuvius 996

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Pickled Piper

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200 months

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

pp

Wigeon Incognito

3,271 posts

183 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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At least the chap has the presence of mind to hang up his driving gloves - it's just a shame there needed to be an accident to prompt it.

Vesuvius 996

Original Poster:

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236 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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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

forza whites

2,555 posts

160 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Nice one Jack! Bless him.....
Would love to see his insurance company's assessor's face.....£125 fiesta policy (guess!) for £60K payout!

WelshChris

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219 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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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
Ah but it had probably done 150k miles at least so not worth any more than £45k wink

Chris

Orangecurry

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171 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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pah - the 993 will be unscathed and indeed unscratched; only the weak rear window (glass probably not German?) will need to be replaced. hehe

Dr S

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191 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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not soon a politician will turn this around and blame the stationary Porsches for speeding and reckless standing around...rolleyes

speedlimit

70 posts

195 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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perhaps a case of I am 93, going to stop driving, 76 years of paying insurance premiums...... think I shall get my monies worth!

Pickled Piper

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200 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Dr S said:
not soon a politician will turn this around and blame the stationary Porsches for speeding and reckless standing around...rolleyes
laugh yep

Two high performance Porsche sports cars involved in major accident. Local pensioner lucky to escape alive.


pp

patmahe

5,370 posts

169 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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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

forza whites

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160 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Good job Jack wasn't parking his fiesta up at the back of Sean LockYear's garage.....

The payout for these 2 cars would have been circa £189K!laugh

2something

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173 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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WelshChris 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
Ah but it had probably done 150k miles at least so not worth any more than £45k wink

Chris
Hehe, that thought has just occured to me as well !

dxb335d

2,905 posts

160 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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What a waste. I mean the garage guy saying he is not bothered about the cars. Bet he fking would be if they were his cars. Poor customers!

turbo-ww

1,766 posts

181 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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An 'M' reg 964 scratchchin

flattotheboards

6,677 posts

171 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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I wonder if the cctv film will end up on youtube.

Family Guy

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173 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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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

tuscandom

311 posts

168 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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typical reporters; 'never let the truth get in the way of a good story'
.....sorry but it is funny,but only because its not my car..(my car is currently waiting for a new front end because of someone elses exceptional driving skills !! )so i know how you feel,sorry.
getmecoat..........................wink

ARAF

20,756 posts

188 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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Family Guy said:
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.
FG
Sorry to hear about your car, and I hope everything is sorted soon.

Is the old boy alright?

Orangecurry

6,837 posts

171 months

Monday 14th April 2008
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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?