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Bogturtle52

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Diminished Value Claim
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:21:14 PM »
I was rear ended this morning while stopped at a red light.
My 2017 Shelby GT 350 sustained several thousands of dollars damage. I have several appointments for repair estimates tomorrow.
The car has only 2,250 miles and now the car fax will show it was in an accident.
How do I file a Diminished Value Claim ?
How do I find a competent body shop to repair the damage? I am located between Reading and Allentown PA.
This is the first accident I have had since getting my license in 1968 so I am not a happy man.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

mark p

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Re: Diminished Value Claim
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 07:38:30 PM »
Ouch - very sorry to hear of your plight  >:(
One of the car magazines  - possibly Car and Driver? - "recently" had an article about this. I can't find it right now, but google might be your friend.
Good luck getting this resolved.
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Re: Diminished Value Claim
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 10:27:59 PM »
On a $50,000 car with several thousand dollars (only) damage.
That might be tough.
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Re: Diminished Value Claim
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 09:57:14 AM »
Hi and welcome ! Sorry to here about your troubles. I would suggest Daniels BMW in Allentown for repairing your GT350. I know that may sound a bit odd but I have been using them since the early 90's for all my projects/repairs. ( at least 15, probably more ) I actually just finished fixing a 17 GT350 that was hit in the rear that I bought at a salvage auction. Get a hold of me if you are interested and I will set you up with the the Manager, John and Tim, the guy who has always done all my work. They actually have a Cobra replica in the shop right now that they are repainting.
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