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Sad news: Was flooded MGB

To: mgs <>
Subject: Sad news: Was flooded MGB
From: Chris Rose <>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 18:34:03 +0000
Hi everyone

First of all, I want to thank every one of you who took time out to e-mail me 
with information, advice and support when I posted my original question about 
the MGB that was flooded in October, I won the fight against the EA but have 
finally heard back from the garage.

The news is not good.

The Insurance people finally got around to visiting the car and mine, along 
with all others,  has been offered a settlement value which is, to be honest, 
more than I would have expected from an insurance company, and reflects the 
real value of the car plus its contents.

The bad news is that even if I accept this offer, due to the nature of the 
contamination if received during the flood, the INSURANCE company are chosing 
to write off the car in such a way that I would never be able to drive it 
legally on the roads in the UK again.

So, whilst I got around the problem of the Environmental Agency, the Insurance 
company would not play ball, and so, with a heavy heart, I have taken the 
decision to accept the insurance company offer (well, I've obviously asked for 
a bit more as they'd expect me to refuse the first offer :) and have to 
therefore say goodbye to my car one last time.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for trying to help but in this case, I 
am just not in a position to fight this one any longer.

I've nowhere to keep the car (the person who was looking after it for me has a 
pregnant girlfriend and I can't really ask him to keep a sewage contaminated 
car in his garage!) I've not got the time nor the money to get the car 
repaired (and can't now do that anyway) and, at the end of the day, I guess I 
should be happy to have got the full value of the car from the insurance 

Just somehow doesn't make me feel any better about the whole thing.

Sorry this one didn't have a happy ending, I hoped so much that it would.

appreciate all your help.


1963 MGB RIP :(

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