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Looks like I’ve killed my 98 4.6. Was up in North Yorkshire (uk) yesterday and coming down a short hill hit snow on top of ice. A 4 wheel lock up turned her into a 2.4 ton sledge bounced off a grass bank went over it and smacked straight into a tree. A few strops and another car we reversed out after an hour. Car recovered but looks as if it’s going to be written off. Bonnet, both headlamps, grill, bonnet slam panel,bumper, possibly rad. engine gearbox fine runs aok. Waiting to hear from insurers but guess once excess is deducted from their valuation I ain’t going to be offered much. worked rough costs out to be £500 \ £600 so I’d hope that I could buy her back as salvage and sort her out max 2 days diy no paint no chassis works as far as I can tell. Just fitted new tyres 50 miles ago 3/4 tank of fuel so feeling very sorry for myself and gutted to be so stupid to succumb to Mother Nature after 41 years of driving and having retired 90 mins after the incident.
 

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Sorry to hear that!

I'll have to keep my wits about me next week... we are coming up to Yorkshire for a couple of nights from the 2nd (in the P38 of course) so will have to be extra careful on the roads!

Hope you can get it back from insurance and repair it!

Marty
 

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Good luck mate, glad you're ok.
 

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Confirmed she’s going to be written off. Waiting to see what their settlement offer will be less excess and what they want for purchase as salvage she runs fine so subject to maths I’d like to restore her especially as an equivalent is £3k min which as I have just retired is a non starter
 

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Well not a great deal further forward. Tesco’s asked me what I think she’s worth. Her insured value of 2k of course. no way can I find a 4.6 hse with everything working 135k new tyres new mot for under £3.5k at present so they sent out an engineer to review and in the interim I had the local jag specialist who is ace with RR’s check her out no underneath damage no crash can deformation so a relatively easy bolt off bolt on with the exception of the headlamp frame. Engineer agreed verbally at least she was in good condition pre incident. Now awaiting Tesco’s contact. Local paper shop has an ad i noticed today for a 1969 Land Rover series 2a unfinished project fitted with an Essex 3.0 v6 (which I am conversant with as I also have a scimitar gte with the same engine for £2k but it’s not a RR so won’t be calling to see just how much of a project she is..
 

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I suspect you may well be pleasantly surprised. Insurance companies tend to value the salvage at no more than a couple of hundred as that's all an older car is likely to fetch at auction. You could well end up with over £2k plus the car. The only thing you will need to watch is that they may well list it as Cat C or D and some insurance companies won't insure a rebuilt write off as they have no way of knowing how well the repairs have been done. Having seen a rebuilt Cat C that my daughter unwittingly bought, not very well in some cases.
 

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It’s crazy the way insurance companies value cars, mine went from 4700 last year, to a1000 this year, if they can buy a 2000 4.6 with low mileage for a grand I’ll have 2, lol
 

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Tescos have been in touch. Valued car at£2.5 less £500 xs and salvage of £434. They confirmed insurance remains in place as is until renewal in July and no loss of NCD as it was protected. So agreed. money arrived in 90 mins. Headlamps ordered slam panel ordered got questions out for the bumper and grill and also an upper tailgate as mine is corroded a little may fit original orange indicators I still have and not bother with the brush bar. I paid£50 for it but they're going for silly money at the moment.
 

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So you should have it back as good as new and a grand in your pocket too. Not a bad result really.
 
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