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R.I.P. Shelby - caution carnage ahead

No easy way to post this, but on Friday night my car was hit and run while parked outside my house. In my opinion it should be totaled and honestly I am hoping it will be as the resale is now ruined for a car like this. Anyways lots of you followed along when I flew out to Texas and drove it home and the adventure I had doing that, so I figured I would let you know what happened. One bright spot is that I live like 2 blocks from the police station and the officers there know me and my cars. So the officer on the scene (who's Dad works for porsche) looked over at me when they were pulling it up on the wrecker and said (would that engine fit in the fastback." I just said, "you read my mind." I thought that was kinda funny.






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That is effing horrible. Too bad that justice can’t cone upon the a-holes that did this. Very sorry this happened to you.

Hopefully you’ll get that voodoo into your fastback soon so you’re shelby can live on.

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Being a high value car, the insurance company might fix that damage, but like you said, the value is ruined. Your carfax report will be f'ed.
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If your insurance company decides to repair, you should be due a "fair-depreciation" amount as part of the deal, since the car will indeed be devalued.. At least that's how my insurance works. Sorry for your loss, that's a bummer..
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That's awful... I'm sorry that happened to you. I hope your insurance company helps offset the depreciation if the car isn't outright totaled.

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That's what I would go for. I can't imagine that's anywhere near enough to total the car (usually somewhere around 75% of current value, depends on insurance company).


Unfortunately, cost-wise, I don't think it's anywhere near totaled. Decklid, quarter, bumper, some frame pulls, exhaust and new paint. But as stated above, your best bet is to get a depreciated value for it and sell it as soon as you get it repaired/get the check.

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Oh no! Iím so sorry to hear that, Ryan. That super-sucks.
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oh man that is brutal. I'm really sorry, I can only imagine how you felt when you saw the car.

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sorry for the the loss

for insurance, unless you had specialty insurance on it with agreed value they're not going to look at it any other way then current blue book value. deleting any collectors, sentimental or nostalgia value out if the equation

like 65 Pony said above insurance wise its no where near totaled

plus its going to go to a bang out shop and get refitted with "like and kind parts" not necessarily OEM

if you want all OEM parts youll have to negotiate that will the shop and expect to pay the difference out of pocket

if its fixed right just like any of our classics that were hit long ago. in the long term it wont kill the value in say year 2045


i mean would anyone really care today if they where able to buy a Boss 2 with the qtr panal and real tail replaced say back in 1985 and it was done 100% right.


may lower the numbers a little but wouldnt stop me

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That sucks big time. Today lots of people and businesses have surveillance cams. Maybe go down the block and see if people will check their DVRís. What ever hit you is going to have damage

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Thanks for all the input guys, I really do appreciate it. Unfortunately my last car was also hit (got rear ended on the highway) also not at fault in that one. And the Jeep was only 2 months old when it happened. The shop that did the repairs was AMAZING even the seam sealer they used looked completely factory. Even on a lift I would be shocked if anyone could tell it had been hit. So I am pushing for any repairs they do indeed try and make to be made there. That said, I got EFFED when I sold that car. Lost about 4 grand in value. THIS WILL NOT BE HAPPENING THIS TIME. I have already contacted legal counsel and I will absolutely fight them on diminished value. Truth is that as a collector vehicle the value is more steeply effected than say a Camry. I believe so anyways.
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Man that sucks!

Two comments:

1. Glad it wasn't the 66

2. Putting that motor in the 66 would be awesome. Or listing it here in case there are people...cough cough....who might already have a car ready to accept might be a good idea.
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Blues, you are a company man, heart and soul. Glad you are not my agent, nor my insurance company!


While that car could (and should be!) fixed, the "well, parts is parts! Who cares if they say Genuine Ford?" bit, and the "It'll sell fine in 2045" bit strikes me as pretty callous as well as untrue.

If your '66 got smacked in '68, and it was fixed right, no one cared, especially in this day and age. There was no Carfax, and there's nothing to show that anything ever happened, except perhaps to a trained bodyman.

NOW on the paperwork that follows this Shelby, forevermore, it will say "This car got gobsmacked in 2019" and people will turn up their noses, no matter how good the repairs are. Additionally, they know that it probably won't have genuine Ford parts, so who knows what kind of longevity, fitment, or quality they'll have? Do you see the problem here?

Besides, in 2045 none of these cars will be running. You won't be able to get all the little one year only hidden electronic widgets that stop working.

Sorry for your tragedy, Ryan! =(

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Terrible - so sorry that happened. Damn those hit and run drivers here in SoCal

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Terrible - so sorry that happened. Damn those hit and run drivers here in SoCal
It's epidemic everywhere.

Police can no longer engage in pursuit, so they are encouraging a big percentage of hitters to be runners.

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