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Very tempting. If you remember, I had one grandson when I bought Grandpa's Solstice in 2009. Now I have two. So to be fair ...
 

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Nice Ural as well (a shot before the carnage pics in your photobucket gallery). Is that yours as well? Don't see it listed in your sig, but a few great old Triumphs! Dig your style. You should see if you can't steal your coupe back on ebay!
 

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Yeah, the Ural I just picked up. A friends brother was a stocker broker bout the thing ,put 200 miles on it and got spooked and bought a Harley. Sat in garage, made him a ridiculous off for it and he took it. Right now it's sitting in my friend house in NY. Probably sell that too. Also the Triumph Jubilee and Trident you see on Photo bucket. I will be selling also
 

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You all need to remember is a rebuild title.
Check with your insurance company before you purchase something they will NOT insure.
 

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You all need to remember is a rebuild title.
Check with your insurance company before you purchase something they will NOT insure.
This is true, but insurance isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. You can get liability on anything that moves and passes inspection.

Collision should be easy to get as well, but being a salvage car, the insurance company may beg to differ with you on what the car is worth. Definitely need to check with different insurers on this.

It may be hard or expensive to get comprehensive, because of the statistically greater likelihood of failures. This would be the hardest coverage to get.
 

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It really does look great and I would be interested in it but I doubt that the car could take another hard hit in the front so I doubt if it's really all that safe but then again I don't have any experience with rebuilt cars.
 

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That looks like a tough hit but seeing it for sale really makes me wonder if the dealers and insurance companies have a lil something going on. My son had 2 wrecks and both times, his truck was totalled but I didn't think the damage was that bad. I should have done some searches on his trucks to see if they were ever offered for sale. still though, you never know what all they replaced and if it drives straight and if any of the safety has been reduced.
 

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That looks like a tough hit but seeing it for sale really makes me wonder if the dealers and insurance companies have a lil something going on. My son had 2 wrecks and both times, his truck was totalled but I didn't think the damage was that bad. I should have done some searches on his trucks to see if they were ever offered for sale. still though, you never know what all they replaced and if it drives straight and if any of the safety has been reduced.
Well, if its totaled by an insurance company, that goes on the title and it becomes a salvage (like what happened with this car) forever. I really don't think the anyone stands to gain anything by claiming the devalued car and trying to rebuild/resell it, even in this case.

If you rebuild cars like this, I gotta think you do it because you love to do it, not as part of a scam. Stranger things have happened though.
 

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That looks like a tough hit but seeing it for sale really makes me wonder if the dealers and insurance companies have a lil something going on. My son had 2 wrecks and both times, his truck was totalled but I didn't think the damage was that bad. I should have done some searches on his trucks to see if they were ever offered for sale. still though, you never know what all they replaced and if it drives straight and if any of the safety has been reduced.
From recently surfing salvage sites the last couple of months it appears to be common practice to auction off totaled vehicles, so someone's job must be to determine if totaled cars should be auction or dismantle for parts.

When I first saw it I thought it look really nice, plus it's one of the rarer coupe colors, but after seeing pics of the accidents I thought it looked like it had taken quite a hit and made me wonder if the frame was checked for straightness. But from the sellers description it sounds as if he's quite experienced in rebuilding salvage cars.
 
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