Selling up soon :(
Join Date: Oct 2005
Firstly, glad you are ok.
Secondly, Its a sad day that another 166 is off the road. Hopefully its parts can keep others alive (kinda like the ordan donor scheme).
Thirdly, fight the Insurers. Go on Carzone, donedeal, gumtree, adverts and take snapshots of all the cars on sale. You will need proof of similar cars on sale, dont forget, in a months time, there may be ones that are no longer advertised, get them now. Get your receipts together to show that it was in excellant condition and make sure to have the NCT cert too, this is worth money to them.
They will low ball you, but with proof of current cars advertised, receipts for work carried out and they may even accept UK car prices with VRT on top as proof that they are worth money. It wont be what you want, but it wont be the shockingly low price they will start with.
If you have the room, check with them how much they are selling the salvage for you, you might be suprised how cheap they are selling to the breakers and you can make a few bob breaking it yourself.