As you may remember from a previous post my car was hit be a group of uninsured ££$%^%%£"*s in November.
Finally got word today that it is going to be settled as a total loss. I am now trying to determine which 156 I actually had in order to get the best 'market value' from the insurers.
It was, 1999 (T) 156 2.5 V6 69000 miles in silver, with 16" teledial alloy wheels, side skirts, big wing, ?lowered suspension? (not too sure but is squats more than my mates but he's got 'standard' alloys), colour coded bumpers (including inserts and washers) and mirrors. Leather (Alfa Logo) interior, carbon console and Momo gear-knob.
Of all the S1 156s this was the best I saw when looking at them and I had a really good 2 weeks in it before the bump. I've not seen one that is the same, usually missing the skirts and wing.
Also, I cannot buy it from the insurers (I'm told) as they will be responsible for any future accidents if the repair isn't done correctly, although it can go through their auction system. Any insurance gurus out there know where I stand in that regard? I'd MUCH rather get it back and repair then look through the dogs I did before I got it!!
PS Front damage estimated at £2500, rear £800, visually the front number plate is cracked and bumper inserts scuffed, is there anything REALLY fragile behind the n/s front bumper?
PPS No airbag deployment!