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    Thread: My Phaeton in the salvage yard

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      03-30-2011 01:06 PM #1
      Hi,
      I lost my Phaeton in an accident last August, and I still frequent the forums here several times a week. I truly still miss my car.

      I decided to search for the VIN number today and found it sitting in a salvage yard not far away.

      Sad to see her there like that....

      http://www.atlglobalimports.com/atlp...l.asp?pid=2395
      Last edited by mhoepfin; 03-30-2011 at 01:09 PM.

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      03-30-2011 01:12 PM #2
      It still looks great, hopefully you'll acquire another one soon!
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      03-30-2011 01:27 PM #3
      That engine bay is cleaner than mine. Did you keep it that clean when you had it, and if so, what did you use?
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      03-30-2011 06:50 PM #4
      How do you run a location check with a vin number?

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      03-30-2011 06:54 PM #5
      I feel your pain friend! Mine apparently sold Monday or might sell today. I can't get a straight answer from the salvage yard since I don't hold the title (the insurance company does).

      BTW, what is your replacement vehicle?

      George

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      03-31-2011 02:27 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by JulianBenjamin View Post
      That engine bay is cleaner than mine. Did you keep it that clean when you had it, and if so, what did you use?
      It was always clean, but I never did anything to keep it that way...

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      03-31-2011 02:28 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 53 0val View Post
      How do you run a location check with a vin number?
      All I did was google my vin# number and the results came right up.

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      03-31-2011 02:29 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by oldham4 View Post
      I feel your pain friend! Mine apparently sold Monday or might sell today. I can't get a straight answer from the salvage yard since I don't hold the title (the insurance company does).

      BTW, what is your replacement vehicle?

      George
      2006 BMW 750Li... it is a great car and a nice replacement for the Phaeton.

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      03-31-2011 03:33 PM #9
      Is this the one with a questionable wire harness? It certainly looks rebuildable, but not likely worth the effort unless the purchase price was somewhere less than $10K.

      Amazingly a drivable vehicle in nice shape gets totaled out with less than extensive damage (by appearance anyhow). Without seeing the undercarriage, it’s hard to say what structural items where affected.

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      03-31-2011 04:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Auzivision View Post
      Is this the one with a questionable wire harness? It certainly looks rebuildable, but not likely worth the effort unless the purchase price was somewhere less than $10K.

      Amazingly a drivable vehicle in nice shape gets totaled out with less than extensive damage (by appearance anyhow). Without seeing the undercarriage, it’s hard to say what structural items where affected.
      Yep, it's the one with my long thread on the wiring harness needing replacement. It was also at least another $14k in damage on top of the wiring harness though and I think they stopped counting at that point. Looks can be deceiving....

      I did keep my car clean though, it was in great shape!

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      04-02-2011 08:33 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mhoepfin View Post

      I did keep my car clean though, it was in great shape!

      Looks so shiny it looks new from the rear!

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      04-04-2011 08:31 AM #12
      I need an emoticon that shows "crying."

      Your Phaeton was just so beautiful......heck, but for that damage, it IS still beautiful.
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