Two of my cars were flooded by Hurricane Ivan last year.
Both were under four feet of salt water and sludge.
Very very messy, to say the least.
One was a 1962 MGA that was not covered by insurance. It had been
totally restored, and was worth about $15,000.00. I was able to sell
it for parts for two large. Those old suckers are mostly all iron and
it rusted fast. A lot of the body was bumped around since it floated
around in my garage with my 1994 Intrepid.
I got (happily) $2900.00 for my Intrepid, which didn't rust much,
since they're almost entirely made of plastic, but I did write FLOODED
in block letters across the title before I mailed it in to the
They apparently had a contract with the state, and just toted all the
cars in the neighborhood to a central location to be lloked at by the
insurance adjuster. Every square inch of the interior and trunk were
coated with mildew and mold by the time they picked it up.
Since it's illegal in Florida to sell a flooded car, and with FLOODED
written across the title, it might be really difficult, but prolly not
impossible for them to resell the car.
In it's condition, however, I doubt they could get $2.75 for the car,
although the tires had only a few thou on them. I'd be glad to know
they could be resurrected.
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