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johnnycool
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: luckly to be alive ! Reply with quote

well the 930 finally bit back on a wet greesy road two weeks ago it fishtailed as i tried to correct but i could not regain control and became a passenger on a missile , I collided with a tree head on in the central reservation , luckly no other cars involved but the 930 SE flatnose is a total Cat B write off , I have been in hospital for the past few weeks and have to go back for sugery to my foot and ankle soon .

I have manged to get the salvage back from the insurance so i may be breaking it for spares or selling complete the engine(highly modified EFI)/gearbox is undamaged but the rest is in poor shape

if the car had been rhd i don't think i would be typing this now

I will try to psot some pictures shortly

this is indeed a sad day as it took me nearly 20 years to attaint this beautifull car

don't kow where i will go from here but if anyone is intrested in the car or parts please get in touch

all the best

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear of your incident. Glad to hear you are alive, if broken.

A flatnose indeed (if you will pardon the pun), a sad loss of one on the seminal models in the ancestry and evolution of the 911.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey I dont know what to say except I'm glad you're OK, get well soon mate and I hope the future surgery goes great for you, shame about the car but at least you can replace that.

In the meantime just concentrate on getting back on your feet, and worry about all the details later.

All the best for a quick recovery.

Regards Zuffy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch, really sorry to hear that mate...

Hope you mend quickly - main thing is you're still with us thumbsup

I think a lot of us have been quite close to that before... First time I ever drove a 911 I had a massive tank-slapper overtaking a gravel truck up a steep hill: If it had been down-hill or level, I may not have been here now either, as I'm certain it was the natural uphill decceleration, rather than talent, that straightened the car out eventually what
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers guys

few pic from phone not very good
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another :-~
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blimey Sad

hope you get back to normal soon, I'm still on recovery 1 year on after a 'ding'. Look forward to hearing about you replacement though once the intial shock and pain is sorted, least your on the mend thats the main thing, lucky chap

Good luck! Thumb

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, glad you got out of that ok!

Hope the rest of your recovery goes well.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness you came out of that OK in the main.. easy to say but you can replace the car.

Hope you are fully fit soon Johnny
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely gutted for you.....
I can only echo the rest.... The main thing is you're alive to tell us about it.
I hope it all works out for you....

RIP 930. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jesus h f**king christ dude, that looks a nasty wreck... good to hear you are OK if a little broken... Surprised
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hummingbird
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sorry that the car came to a sticky end, but I'm happy that you didn't get written off as well.
I left the road in a Caterham a few years ago after hitting a patch of ice, went across a ditch & through some trees, leaving bits of the car on the way.
Ended up in someone's garden in a steaming heap, wondering which bit was going to start hurting first - luckily I only had a cut cheek, although the car was a complete write off. I considered myself a lucky chap.
Surprised
Hope you're back to 100% soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the one hand is sad that you had an accident and the car is destroyed but you need to be philosophical about it. YOU ARE ALIVE and that what is important. Metal (even a 911) can be bought or fixed. Your life cannot


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow I had a little ding this morning where a truck carrying bricks dropped them all over the rd, I hit another car at 10 mph and a minor scuff to my bumper, point is I feel for you and how minor my situation was, get well soon!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleased you were not to badly hurt.. So sorry to hear this.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this happened. But I'm glad your ok after what looks like a very big crash.

With all modern tech its easy to forget how much of a handful these cars once were. I know because mines a real killer in greasy conditions. With out ABS and traction control its easy to loose it with out even doing anything.

I fish tailed at the M25/A41 junction last winter thought i was a goner. Lucky it found grip and came back. Took me the rest of the day to unpucker

Johnny do you have any pre-crash pictures?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man the pictures looks terrible, RIP 930. nooo

Health is priority though and I hope you recover quickly mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elite Detailing wrote:
Oh man the pictures looks terrible, RIP 930. nooo

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G, with all your expertise, surely you can polish that out? Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you're recovering, which I'm sure doesn't feel most important thing when you've just lost your pride n joy. Sad

It's not much help I know but it's certainly better to feel like you've lost a limb than to actually lose one so I guess you can thank the car for that.

Here's to a speedy recovery.

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johnnycool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to everyone for the kind comments
yes i consider my self lucky to be alive......... and to have so few injuries , here's a pre crash picture of her.......

gonna try to sell the awesome engine and parts so if anyone is intrested let me know and i can give you details

cheers

johnny
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