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rahlstrom

Totalled 2003 Boxster S

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Well, the 986 I bought April 2008 and spent countless hours on installing electronics, mods and paint restoration was totaled in a flash flood 2 weeks ago. This forum was tremendously helpful with all the work I did. I was having a few beers after a softball game at a local sports bar. The folks at the restaurant announced that the back parking lot was filling up fast from an overflowing creek with all the damned rain we've been having in the mid-atlantic region. By the time I got outside there was a river flowing through my car and mini cooper on my fender! I waded out when it was up to my trunk lid to try to rescue my laptop from the trunk... too late. By the time I made it back to higher ground it was over the roof!

My insurance company (State Farm) was really good and with the receipts I produced on the work put into the car, they gave me $28K. I really would have preferred to get my car back but such is life. I'm happy to report that I've already found and purchased a 2005 Boxster S with 6,300 miles on it and now begin the process of installing items to make it just right for me again.

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of the mess the flood made of the car. Check out the "expensive German fishbowl" that used to be the front trunk.

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Cannot enjoy another's misfortune under any circumstances. Sorry for your loss. I'd cry. Really. Me, the Marine. Glad you found replacement but understand your ambivalence. :angry: :o :cursing:

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Well, the 986 I bought April 2008 and spent countless hours on installing electronics, mods and paint restoration was totaled in a flash flood 2 weeks ago. This forum was tremendously helpful with all the work I did. I was having a few beers after a softball game at a local sports bar. The folks at the restaurant announced that the back parking lot was filling up fast from an overflowing creek with all the damned rain we've been having in the mid-atlantic region. By the time I got outside there was a river flowing through my car and mini cooper on my fender! I waded out when it was up to my trunk lid to try to rescue my laptop from the trunk... too late. By the time I made it back to higher ground it was over the roof!

My insurance company (State Farm) was really good and with the receipts I produced on the work put into the car, they gave me $28K. I really would have preferred to get my car back but such is life. I'm happy to report that I've already found and purchased a 2005 Boxster S with 6,300 miles on it and now begin the process of installing items to make it just right for me again.

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of the mess the flood made of the car. Check out the "expensive German fishbowl" that used to be the front trunk.

Any chance the insurance company will let you buy it back and turn it into a track car :-)

Might be able to get it pretty darn cheap.

m

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The last thing you want to do with a flood damage car is turn it into a track car. Potential for hidden rust in the unibody is way too high.

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The car was flooded with fresh water 2 weeks ago -- I wouldn't worry about rust if it were cleaned out soon.

Heck give it to me -- I'll take my chances :-)

I'll be in DC in 2 weeks -- I take it then!

mike

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What a freakin disaster. Just when you had it perfect :angry:

I'm sorry for you loss but glad the insurance covered you.

Good luck with your new ride :D

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The insurance adjuster said the salvage yard was paying them $8K for the car! I know it's worth more but I'm SURE my wife would send me packing if I had two Porsche Boxsters in the driveway. All's well that ends well.

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wow, $8k in parts. Actually, the engine is probably fine or can be rebuilt easily.

Made me sad just to look at, esp since I also considered buying a mini :D

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