Crashed T6 Van - Eek

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Oldrat, 12 Aug 2018.

  1. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    A good friend of mine had his T6 shunted whilst it was parked and unattended. It rolled into another vehicle so has front and rear damage.

    He’s been paid out by the insurance and has bought the van back with a view to possible repair or sale as is.

    Q “can anyone point me to any potential interested parties/ garages that might want to buy it?”

    I’ll forward details so that the two parties can liaise.

  2. Wills

    Wills Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    A few initial questions:
    Has it been recorded as a write off and has a CAT grade?
    Any pics?
    What kind of money?
  3. Littleblackflash

    Littleblackflash Member

    I'm fitting a tailgate to my van, so if you need my old barn doors, lights and bumper, send me a PM.
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  4. Ghost

    Ghost Member T6 Pro

    I’m wondering why he would buy it back without knowing how much it would cost to fix it, or how much he’d get if sold on?

    Some insurance will give you the option, if you don’t want to write it off, you can price what it would take to repair and they would do the same, and if you are happy with the sum they arrive at, you can take the check and fix it yourself.

    Tbh that’s only really worth it if you have an old vehicle you’d like to keep, and not a T6 just a few years old ?

    I think your first step is to price what it would take to fix, I couldn’t see anyone buying it without that info.

    If it was just cosmetic damage I’d take it to a spray bay / body shop first.
  5. Rossco2608

    Rossco2608 Member

    My mates after one, he has his own bodyshop too so send me the details over

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  6. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    What spec is the van? Any mods etc?
  7. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Thanks for the posts.

    I’m just the messenger. I’m happy to pass questions on if you are interested. I am not in a position to answer them myself.
    I’ve seen the van but I’m not near it now.
  8. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Thank you for the offer :thumbsup:

    Could you PM me your number and I’ll pass it on.
    Thanks Brian
  9. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru


    Sorry, Dunno Fish, I didn’t take any notice at the time. I was too busy.

    It’s not very old though.
  10. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

  11. Littleblackflash

    Littleblackflash Member

    Thats been hit with some force to create that much damage to the BMW at the rear. If I saw this van for sale on Copart, I would probably bid on it. Doesn't seam to hard to repair. Whats the side panel like on the far side? These aren't easy to repair.
    PM me if you need 2 rear barn doors, bumper and light. Unfortunately mine are in black so they will need paint.
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  12. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Ouch. Fair wear and tear??
  13. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Well if that is how they drive, don’t reckon i’d fancy letting them clean my windows.
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  14. RAD

    RAD Member T6 Pro

    I’d say the position of the sun had a part to play in that accident, not that I am giving silver van an excuse.

    I’d be interested why he didn’t go down the insurance route, after all he is claiming off the other party
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  15. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Legend

    I guess the main question should be why does your mate have a t6 and not on the forum? He clearly needs advice ;)
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  16. Ghost

    Ghost Member T6 Pro

    The OP said he did go through insurance, and they paid him out, he bought the van back off them to do up or sell on. :thumbsup:

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