Unfortunately, my GTO was ran into the other day. While i await the estimate, I thought id throw a picture up and see what everyone thinks. It did not drive straight at all. Hood does have some damage as well.
Definitely going through insurance. Their insurance company is taking 100% responsibility. Ill let everyone know what the shop/insurance company says!that's definitely fixable, especially if the frame rail hasn't deflected. i don't think that's the case here. the fender and bumper are obviously damaged, probably upper rail and parts of the apron panel (inner fender and wheelhouse basically, but those might be ok enough to get pulled, not sure what a competent body guy would say. core support area could be crunched a little as well.
suspension parts are bent but that's replaceable.
question is if you're going to go through insurance or not.
no matter what you do, if it is fixed, find a place that will do it RIGHT.
Scraplife Garage does a lot of recon on 04-06 GTO's, here is one of their videos
screw them.Scraplife Garage does a lot of recon on 04-06 GTO's, here is one of their videos. depending on what you really want to do might be the time to do some upgrades instead of replacing stock parts. Peddlers offers some kits to look into. Hope this helps...... Parts are out there just hard to find and they are not cheap.
What exactly were they including in that $7000 figure (a hood, fender and bumper)?Update: The preliminary estimate based on visual damage came back at over 7 thousand dollars. This does not include anything underneath or any additional damage they find during disassembly.
Same here, but that’s only a viable option if your GTO (or any collectible vehicle for that matter) isn’t a daily driver. My policy would also be significantly more if I didn’t have a secured garage that is on my own property.Time to start insuring these things as classics and at a stated value. Both of mine are insured through Hagerty in such a way. Costs less than normal insurance which only insures them for a blue book value.
I think Hagerty has a daily driver option, but probably costs more to check off that feature.Same here, but that’s only a viable option if your GTO (or any collectible vehicle for that matter) isn’t a daily driver. My policy would also be significantly more if I didn’t have a secured garage that is on my own property.
Folks that would daily drive their GTO’s and park them outside are realistically stuck with your run of the mill insurance.