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Chris M Wanted a V-10

Oh bollards !

"hit a bollard" indeed... enough to smash the screen and dent the roof, but the only damage to the lower front is the bumper cover?
Maybe it hit the bollard whilst upside-down?
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class.../used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew?logcode=p
Big Blue

Airbag deployed, too. Looks like it's hit a trailer or worse still, a person.
Michael

A rising bollard that flipped it perhaps?
PG

The person standing on the bollard at the time was thrown onto the bonnet maybe? Because, as already said, that bonnet dent looks very "person" sized.
Twelfth Monkey

Who in their right mind would buy a car with significant accident damage?  Surely you'd wait for repairs to be done?
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Who in their right mind would buy a car with significant accident damage?  Surely you'd wait for repairs to be done?



TreVoR

There is a breaker that is well known in TVR circles.  They take a crash damaged TVR bought at salvage auction for pennies and put it up on eBay at a massively inflated price with the words "easy and cheap fix" attached to the advert.  If it were an an easy and cheap repair, it wouldn't have been written off in the first place.  
Chris M Wanted a V-10

PG wrote:
The person standing on the bollard at the time was thrown onto the bonnet maybe? Because, as already said, that bonnet dent looks very "person" sized.

Ah, maybe it hit a "Mr A Bollard" or "Mrs A Bollard" rather than "a bollard" ???
Scouse

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Who in their right mind would buy a car with significant accident damage?  Surely you'd wait for repairs to be done?


I did 18 years ago - I bought an H plate Escort 1.6 Ghia from a breakers yard. It needing a pull on a jig, new bumper, bonnet, inner & outer wings and headlight cluster. It cost £700 including the parts to fix it. Then spent another £350 getting it jigged and the parts fitted & painted. At the time similar age/condition cars were around £2k so it worked out ok.

Sold it to Mrs Scouse's brother 4 years later who then drove it into a tree. He walked out without a scratch so the work must have been done properly!
Twelfth Monkey

Fair enough.  But would you have bought one in the classifieds for the price of a decent runner?  Yours sounds like an eyes-wide-open 'project'.
Scouse

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Fair enough.  But would you have bought one in the classifieds for the price of a decent runner?  Yours sounds like an eyes-wide-open 'project'.


Hell no, if you can't but the car, the parts and the labour for a decent chunk less than decent runner it's pointless.

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