Submitted by: Chris
This is my '87, I bought it in may of 98, I don't know how many previous owners yet, but plan to write dmv. I've always dreamed of driving a vette and finally was able to after changing careers from music to computers. I bought it with 82,000 miles on it, it was very clean.
Then, as luck would have it, I was driving through town and a kid with a fresh license pulled a u-turn from the curb and t-boned my passenger door. I thought all would be well when my friend recommended a body shop, they had ferrari's and such there.
The car was painted two different colors. They claimed I should sue the driver for diminished value. While I was going through the red tape with DMV and trying to have the paint fixed a wonderful thing happened, I was at work and I get a phone call from an insurance adjuster saying he's calling me about the "accident" I had that morning. I assured Him I didn't have one, I parked it in front of my girlfriends house and walked to the train station so it wouldn't get hit at the station. A woman drinking coffee and driving wasn't paying attention and hit the back end, panicked and pushed it under my girlfriends car. This time I brought it to a great shop, Hassell Auto Body. Doug insisted on new GM parts, repainted the Whole car, and replaced various items that needed replacing, all covered by her insurance company.
Since then I bought the 17" centerline rims at a swap meet, I plan to ad sidepipes next year. Also in the back you'll see a truck, I bought that to drive to the train station and through town. They can bounce off me all they want now, the Vette is in the garage, don't get me wrong, I still drive it almost every day. But its a shame I can't drive it as much as I'd like to.
Just a note, if you need body work and live in the Long Island area, I highly recommend Hassell in Babylon.
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