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1994 Daimler Double Six

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:25 pm

I'm collecting some quotes now from local bodyshops.

I'm keen for it to go somewhere where they know Jaguars - so we shall see.

Like you say - it should hopefully just be a case of pulling the dent out.
It will need paint, but there are plenty of swage lines around that part of the car.

The rear bumper is a little distorted, the light lens is broken and the chrome waist trim will probably need replacing too.

I'll probably be in touch regarding parts soon - once I get a better idea of costs and what the insurance company will want to do.

The bike went down and broke his gear lever and wing mirror - so not too bad.
He was fine - no injuries. He will need new jeans though!
I gave him a lift to the train station afterwards as the bike was knackered.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:37 pm

Let’s hope the pay out procedure is not too drawn out.

There can’t be many 40s around that have not had at least a minor bump in their 25-33 years on the road?
Though no doubt the insurers will call it a “write off”. A terrible term, that does not do anyone any favours.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby stevemc » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:51 pm

It’s this new system they use the brother in law is a body shop manager for national repair centre.
They put into computer the damage it then gives out estimate and total value

Ie wing £1000 door £1000 mirror £250 rear wing £1500 etc etc they can’t change the quote insurance then say nope damage more than 50% of value it’s a write off.

He told me one car would of cost them £150 to repair but computer said £1500 no common sense anymore
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby NMV 1E » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:15 pm

I'm not sure if a decent "Dent man" franchise might not be able to get that "out" ... With a goodly helping of positivity and a "can do" approach ................ ;) The worst part of that dent, is by / above the swage line :)
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby david » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:14 am

That's very unlucky indeed. The rear bumper distortion may be solved by dismantling it and hammering it straight. Many years ago car used to have a distorted rear bumper which sat higher on one side than the other. It annoyed me since it made the car look like it was down on its springs on one side. About 2000-ish (maybe even before), I took it off and dismantled it and did find that hammering the bumper beam straight meant the rubber parts and the chrome pieces assembled back straight too. Later I replaced the beam anyway but that was rust - the straightening it did work. I also found that one of the bumper mounts was slightly bent as well - replacing that made a big difference.

Good luck with it - it's amazing what a good metal man can do with steel. I was of the belief the categorisations/categories of 'write off' had changed now?
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm

I have spoken to my insurance company again - and they have confirmed that they normally write classic cars off once the repair exceeds 60% of the cars value.

I have heard some companies write them off once 40% is exceeded - so 60% is a result.

They are also happy to base their decision on the quotes I obtain - so hopefully with a bit of common sense, I wont loose the car.

The value of the car is the sticky point though.

Not many DD6 around - so whats it worth??

I slapped a quick value of £4k on it when I last renewed - to hopefully stop something silly like this writing it off!

I have no real idea what the car is actually worth - and I put the £4k value on it before the recent big refurbishment of the suspension etc.

60% of £4k is £2400 - so even with that value, hopefully it wont get written-off.

We shall see.....
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Brake buster » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:22 pm

suppose, just suppose, it gets written off, its not the end, most companies will allow you to ' buy it back' , usually for 20% or less of the settlement value paid out ,

i just had my X-type written off for similar cosmetic panel damage, i got paid out £1200 for a 15 year old car, and bought it back from the insurance company for £90 , yes , £90 !!! , still driving around in the same car that owes me nothing , i didn't let the car leave my sight and kept ownership after sending detailed pictures to the assessor , and as it was cosmetic, it didn't even require a new MOT either, and the insurance cover carried on as normal with no penalty , as it was a no fault claim ( bus hit my parked car ! )


just another avenue for you to consider

still, damn shame about the damage :(

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby katar83 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:38 pm

You didn't get your car insurance valued so you're looking at their own figures, what you put in there when renewing doesn't rly matter much, its more of an indication. If you don't get your own quotes car will be written off for sure, mostly due to bumper damage which normally would have to come directly from Jaguar and if its still available it will cost an arm and a leg :roll:

Anyway, get a quote locally for the paint, supply your own parts to fix the bumper and light and it should definitely be under 60% value to fix paint and covered by insurance.That dent will need a respray I think, you'd be looking at £300 around Cambridge to get it fixed so not the end of the world :)
Ask garage to put labour for fitting your supplied lamp and bumper parts on the quote and it should be all good :)
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Chris Barney » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:17 pm

How does evaluation work? My 88 sovereign has an “agreed” value of £5,000 (certified by the underwriter) I did this after Paul Walton of Jaguar World valued it in the magazine. Does this mean in the event of a right off, they would automatically pay that amount out?
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Brake buster » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm

Chris Barney wrote:How does evaluation work? My 88 sovereign has an “agreed” value of £5,000 (certified by the underwriter) I did this after Paul Walton of Jaguar World valued it in the magazine. Does this mean in the event of a right off, they would automatically pay that amount out?



yes, less ' excess amount'

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1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Champagne Leather interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior