Another Shelby Z bites the dust.
On Apocalypse day An 85 year old half blind woman that could barely see over the wheel and shouldn't be behind one, plowed into the back of my Z while I was at around 35mph and accelerating and there was at least 1 ¼ seconds of tire / brake squeal. Cop saw the whole thing and said she was flying. Must have because both cars were totaled. I was beyond pissed off for something like that to happen and I knew it was totaled. I drove crappy cars for 30 years and 300,000 miles and only got a scratched bumper.
They totaled mine for $2,680 because she crushed the left rear quarter panel. From looking at cars for sale I think that’s about $500 low but it’s hard to tell. Other than that the damage is not bad; left signal, fiberglass around it, rear bumper and 2 ½ mph bumper mount, all I can do myself. It was very good except the paint job and the only rust was light surface dust in susceptible areas that I cleaned up, even the rear hatch had zero rust. After two years of restoration, upgrades and only driving it about 5,000 miles it was better than ever and reliable. Confidence enough I drove it on a few long trips.
My problem is do I total it, keep it and fix it best I can, try to sell it whole or part it out? I don't want it to get ground up for scrap. It drives fine. If I tried to sell it whole what’s she worth? It’s got a slightly modded 2.5, stage 3 FWD computer, big front disk brakes off a 91, the super comfortable electric air seat, replaced suspension rubber with poly, new starter and belts, PM Module, 255 Walbro fuel pump, 225 tires have about 90 percent left. Only big problem is it has a 523 trans that has always shifted stiff.
Suggestions are appreciated.