Doesn't look too bad, but there's a good chance it will be totalled just because parts and labor will likely get close to the list value of the car. If body/frame is good, I'd buy it back and fix it. Pretty easy to get all of the parts you need.
Even if you don't fix it, the buy back will probably be low enough that it's worth it for the engine, turbos, mods, and good parts to build you another one
Well just don't let the insurance company the kbb value of the car. Its going to be way less then you expected. I think its fair market value is what you should get for your car. Consider the rarity of our cars.
After the insurance company comes to look at it, figure out when you can pull the fender and bumper off to see what is damaged underneath. It doesnt look too bad, the frame might be tweaked a bit depending how hard you were hit, but that looks totally fixable. Ive seen worse fixed.
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Each state has different laws on the books and each insurance company handles claims diiferently. I own a body shop and I always let the insurance co. show me there #s before I question there methods. I hit a deer with my Spyder. My estimate was $6900, the insurance co was $7039. Most of the time it doesn't work that way. You don't have to take there first offer if they total it, you can also take it the shop of your choice.I have customers that asume the insurance co is going to rip them off and get offensive with them fom the start with lawyer talk and alls that does is piss them off. Most insurance co have a team of lawyers that can drag shit on for a long time. My advise is to give them a chance to be fair, if they are not explain to them what you would settle for and prepare documentation and give them another chance. If there are unreasonable then call the State Insurance Commisioner or hire a lawyer.
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