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I just won a winning bid on this 2016 f type S I am excited and very nervous about it arriving. I paid around 17k and it has low miles 22k miles. Originally wanted a evora but the looks really swayed me. Let me know how I did? And if you guys have any parts for sale at an affordable price.
 
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Ouch! I do hope there are no "surprises" once the fixing begins.

This may possibly get ugly.

I can't help in any way, and have very little advice to offer, other than when I was very young my father did this quite often, and almost never turned a profit on any of the vehicles he bought/repaired/flipped.

If you are doing this as a long-term purchase/owner it may turn out alright for you.

Good luck with it.
 
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You may do you best by parting it out. You've got some body straightening needed in back, and bent cross members in front and a lot of bits and pieces to replace. Without taking a very close look at the front end it's difficult to see how deep the damage has gone (bent frame and suspension mounts ?) The hood will never be right again without replacing it.

Unless you have a body shop at your disposal, the cost to bring back to life could bring you close to the cost of an undamaged used '16 V6S.
 
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A salvage car is always a huge risk. The YouTube videos of folks getting burned with these things are numerous. I did one salvage car, an Audi A3, had it wrapped to avoid paint cost and had a ball with the car but the problems I didn't initially see cost me thousands. The gap problem in the rear of your car concerns me the most, agree I'd check to make sure the frame is straight. This is an aluminum car which creates unique problems and raises the difficulty a lot. Hopefully this isn't your first Salvage car and you did go to see it before bidding.
 
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There is a least one thread on the forum of a salvage reconstruct as I recall. Car turned out nice. Do a search. I recall that it was a convertible. Good luck with it.
 
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I haven't really looked myself, but I was told that the f types body panels are expensive as hell.
 
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They are wicked expensive, I think the other guy that did this got a second donor car for parts.
 
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A Lotus Evora, huh? Was this your inspiration? (And I don't mean the BEER.)

 
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Love watching B is for build. His math is rather different from usual person. First, he is a body rebuilding pro. Second, he get sponsored parts for free or deeply discounted. Third, he makes videos that bring money. If not for second and third point, he is unlikely would have made money with most of his projects.
 
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My R is rebuilt. My wife's Lexus IS rebuilt. My son's Wrangler is rebuilt. My other son's F150 is rebuilt. My other son's Jetta is rebuilt. So obviously I have no problem with rebuilt cars. In fact, it's the only way to go IMO. BUT I DO have a guy! You have got to have a guy that knows what he's doing.

Good luck with it!
 
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These things can be a lot of fun if you take your time and don't get overwhelmed. But you do need to get a full idea of the problems before you start because you don't want the cost of the project to exceed the cost of a new car. As noted, it is what you don't see that can be problematic. Folks that get into trouble generally start the project without a full understanding of the damage and often the car they start with should have been a parts car if you can make this determination early and accurately you can save a ton of money and aggravation. I found the link for the other Salvage rebuild. Mostly bolt on parts for this one, might be worth pinging the owner for advice as you proceed. https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...-story-179267/
 
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Thank you all for the welcome and to the people who think this is a parts car I sure do hope you're wrong. I guess we will find out when it arrives sometime early this coming week. Trying to arrange shipping.
 
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Thank you all for the welcome and to the people who think this is a parts car I sure do hope you're wrong. I guess we will find out when it arrives sometime early this coming week. Trying to arrange shipping.
Nah - that is not a parts car. That car doesn't look that bad at all.
 
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https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...0&action=click
For anyone interested this is a link to a 7 minute video that fast forwards from beginning to finish of the Evora rebuild.
 
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Parts for these things are so outrageous, I canít see how undertaking a task like this would be better than just buying a non-damaged example and saving yourself the trouble. As others have said, that tweaked left rear quarter is quite worrisome. Visible damage doesnít appear to be enough to have totaled the car and brand the title, there must be something else weíre not seeing thatís more structural.
 
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I'm hoping there is no frame damage. The rear Gap is worrying me but I'll investigate that further once it gets here. I know for sure it was an insurance write off not just somebody re selling a junk car. It was written off by AAA insurance company.
 
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What do you guys think this car is worth clean title if it never had this accident? Here are more pics.


 
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Are all the Air Bags intact?
 
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Originally Posted by sparky fuze View Post
Are all the Air Bags intact?
Yes they are
 
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With no accident, clean carfax -- $42k private party sale.
 

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