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Hi all,

Two weeks ago I was hit head-on while driving our 1962 95 bull nose.

Now I have the back-and-forth with the insurance company.

It was a very good example and very original.

How to value it? Any evidence would be appreciated...
 

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Best thing to do is look at the classifieds in Classic and Sportscar and some of the other classics mags, also the saab oweners club ask them for a valuation based on pics and paperwork, it might cost a few quid but pay dividends! so few about the club may be the best option but an hour on the internet going through classifieds may also be worth it.

due to the rarity it is difficult to value, especially if one hasn't come up for sale for some time.
 

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Thanks. Club valuation is £15k, but need as much evidence as possible.

I will search what I can, and will aim to add details to this thread for future use if needed by anyone else.

Ps.
Two point seatbelts do stop you hitting the steering wheel. However they don't stop you getting thrown out of the side of the car. That hurt... Gives me time off work to search the Internet for prices though!
 

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At least you are mostly OK. Tough cars! Our Aero hit hard from behind bumper and bumper bar behind damaged, needs replacing but you'd hardly notice. VW Passat that hit it is totalled!

Club valuation at 15k then get it in writing and submit it to the ins co. is it on classic insurance with an agreed valuation or how is it insured?
 

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Very very sad to see this but at least you are here to tell the tale. 15K sounds about right...the 95 is less desirable than the 96 and as your was in such great condition I would push for a little more.
I'm not sure what the situation with salvage is but I would be interested in it if it's possible..I'm restoring several 95's at the moment.
 

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OP you should get an option to buy back of its cat c/d otherwise it will be send to a scrap yard for 'disposal' is my understanding of how it currently works in the UK. log book will be destroyed so it cannot be returned to the road and only used as parts and/or recycled.

Might be worth buying it back and selling to the likes of green man who can make something out of what's left or telling him who to contact at the insurance company/yard it is at. :)
 

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Martin at JamSaab is interested.

Cat 'B' I think it was said.
I am in the trade so to speak, i buy and (ideally) sell older Porsche's, do not deal with cat a or b cars but my vague understanding is that an a will get recycled/crushed. I believe you can buy parts from a b or possibly buy the car but it cannot be registered back on the road iunder any circumstances. I do hope this car can be put to some good use. such a shame.

However i believe newer/updated legislation is coming in soon. Not sure what the changes will be.

Insurance company should happily release the details of where the car is if asked. the OP should get the opportunity to buy it back - unsure of how this works with classics exactly. My recent experience is some clown ploughed into the back of a mint 986 3.2s last year. written off as cat d. the Porsche estimate to reapir was some £3,500.00+ labour i believe) insurance paid out full value 9k. I went over the car carefully myself knowing it hadn't been hit that hard and in the end i bought the car back for £2350.00 from ins co. repaired it using s/h Porsche parts - bumper and rear bumper bar (alloy box section that bolts onto the end of the chassis rails), inner arch liners and some specific panel fixings and a new badge for under a grand painted and repaired. car owed me £3300.00 even as cat d sold on for 7k in a week. My 9-3 Aero hit up the arse just before Christmas, written off cat d as parts unavailable new, paid out £1000.00. bought back for £50.00, yes, that's right £50.00 bought the parts s/h to fix it £70.00 and must get the bumper painted and fitted!

New rear MINTEX disks and pads go on this afternoon!
 
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