I went to a Hagerty function today (who says insurance is boring?). Looked over some of the collision repairs and or restoration currently underway.
Talk about cars you don’t want to rear end. Hope you have a good lawyer! Also, somebody in a Carrera GT came...Goddamn. No photos of that.
Up close, you can see why these weigh so little. Underneath, it is essentially a tube frame type structure. This one was in a bit of a fender bender on the front driver’s side corner.
I don’t profess to know much about exotics or old cars, so old exotics are not something I know a ton about. I can’t imagine what a frame off rotisserie restoration costs for that.
This thing is essentially getting a completely custom body. Brand new, frame up rebuild. The gauge cluster template is kickass. I’d have that on my wall.
Crashed, total rebody (done) and passenger side rim needed. They had to order a new body direct from Caterham, but when they received it, it was RHD instead of LHD and they had to send it back. The shop owner chewed out the CEO of Caterham.
- CarsofFortLangley (Kent R.) is an Independent Claims Adjuster & Auto Enthusiast. This article is part of the Best of COFL tag. You can read some of his best Insurance & Automotive related work there.