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Curious

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I own MANY cars. I adore all things mechanical. I just wrecked a 1993 Sunbird LE with the 3.1L v. I should be dead, as I flipped it nose down off of an embankment onto the roof with the car landing on me. I walked away unscathed.
I purchased the car 3-4 years ago. It was special ordered in 1992 with literally everything Pontiac offered including a special leatherette interior, heated rear glass, etc. Turquoise in color with white interior, white top, special alloy wheels that are white.
I had full coverage insurance. I try to kssp all my cars very nice.
I can post the VIN number, pictures. I have no idea the true value because of its rareity.
I know there is a realistic number, yet, due to it not killing me, would actually like to restore it.
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Glad to hear you walked away unhurt. In excellent condition the car would be worth maybe $3,000. You have to determine the cost of repair and whether it is worth the investment and if the parts can be found. Good luck.
 

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Wonderful! I am a collector of anything automotive. I bought this car over 3 years ago for 1000.00. I've done all I know I can to it, to put it into top condition. Although not that valuable to some, I probably have 4k in it. Struts, shocks, interior work, mounts, exhaust.....
With that said, I doubt it should be repaired, yet I know it's value isn't reflected properly in any book. I most likely have over 4k in it.
 

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Unfortunately you never get back all of what you sink into it when you try to sell or appraise.
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Curious

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Doug, I like your suggestion! Its a great little car, always enjoyable. Not worth much, so I don't mind loaning it to any insured driver. I may can get the insurance to cover the damage. How can I put the word out for a 93 Sunbird convertible parts car?
 
Insurance is probably going to want to total it, mainly because they can make some money off of the parts. However, you can accept a lower amount and keep the car.
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