Thank you for all of the comments. Sorry, my wife and I have been on vacation and I have had limited access to the forums. I want to start off saying I think there has been some confusion with my original posting. The trucker’s insurance company has been working with me. When this started they undervalued the car and the repairs because they thought it was just a dressed up GT and were going to use non-OEM parts and used parts to get the repair cost down. After speaking with them they re-visited the whole estimate after agreeing that my car was a Shelby GT not a GT. When the insurance company re-valued the car they bumped up the value quite a bit and the repair estimate went up as well. However the value of the car was driven up so high that the repairs fell below the 80% threshold. What about the hail damage you say? The hail damage happened after the original accident and had to be claimed against my insurance. Since it was claimed separately it did not factor into the other insurance companies estimate and did not meet the magic number to break 80% of the value. As of this date nothing had been posted to the carfax, so this car has a clear title and clean carfax as of this writing. My main question was what is the value of the vehicle as it sits, which looks like about $5,000 to $6,000 from the IM’s, emails and postings I have seen.
The frame on the SGT is in good shape it as it went under the 18-wheeler in the back and under the van in the front. The areas where the body and the frame connect are damaged, but repairable. The car is still solid and the doors have the proper gaps. Someone asked about the roof and if it had any wrinkles in it. The answer is no. If the car had not received the hail damage it would not need a roof repair.
I plan to post up some more pictures of the car showing more of the damage since it has been torn down for the estimates.
Again, I am sorry I have not been more active in my own posting. I did not expect the response that I got and I really do appreciate the comments.
For all of you that have expressed interest in the car I will get with you before the end of the week.
Thank you again.