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Subject Update on my recent post RE: Me getting rear-ended
Posted by Waco300zx(DFW) on January 02, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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Message at a stoplight...

Here's the original post about the wreck incase you care to get fully caught up...


The insurance company of the car that hit me has taken full responsibility. They are State Farm--who I've been told by my Z Appraiser(more info on that in a minute) is actually one of the best at giving a fair evaluation on Z's cars/collectors cars. She'll be coming out tomorrow(MY BIRTHDAY)!

I'll be reminding the adjust of that when she comes ;)

Now--to bolster my case of my Z being worth more than the $6000 or so Kelley Blue Book lists--I did a couple things.

1.) Got together an exhaustive list of every UPGRADE on the car, with retail prices.

2.) A list of cars like mine with similar upgrades, mileage, condition from various sites. Bring a Trailer seems to have some GREAT examples to show. Seems like a 1993 w/ 100K miles goes for $13k-17k depending on upgrades.

HERE's the MOST IMPORTANT piece I had done(and recommend you doing it to if you're ever in this situation.

3.) GET A CERTIFIED APPRAISAL ON YOUR CAR(by a classic/collector car appraiser).
--I had Steve Hamm of the Z Club of Texas(He's our Appraiser for the club, and has done thousands of cars over the years).

Steve gave me an appraisal of right at $13,000. This price does not take into account upgrades.

With $20,000 worth of upgrades in the car--coupled with the appraisal--I'm hoping for a favorable resolution.

Be praying/sending positive thoughts my way tomorrow...

In case you hadn't followed--I just got this car in June, swapped a new engine in, bigger turbos, injectors, full breather mods, etc, etc. I had JUST got the car inspected the day before I was hit. I plan on getting it fixed.

Looking for a Passenger side headlight BTW(would prefer JDM flat glass--not necessarily the 99 XENON).

Here's a somewhat recent update post from the engine removal/new engine install/etc.


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