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It'd be interesting to find out how much the Ampera sold for as spares. I'd expect around £4k. The seller would take a %, then the balance to the insurer. So the payout by your insurer (I'm estimating £10k) would be somewhat mitigated.

I think you'll reflect you made the right decision. As an aside, the Vauxhall demonstrator on Autotrader with a £14k asking price is still unsold. Did you view that one?
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I think I have made the right decision given the circumstances. The 'Old Growler' (pictured above) that I replaced it with is more or less the same size and colour and, being a modern automatic, is very similar to drive. I have yet to measure the running costs but being a modern 'eco' diesel, and given the increases in electricity costs, it will not be significantly more.
Nevertheless, I do miss the Amp. - it was a great car. I believe it sold for a little over £5k with the auction fees and delivery etc. to be added on top of that. I have met the buyer who kindly cleared the hard drive for me and delivered the CD that I had left in the car - I was pleased to present him with the owners manual and second key in return! He has two other Amps. and a Tesla. It is good to know that my old Amp. will be carefully restored.
 

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My Amp. was hit by a truck on Wednesday - possibly my fault because I had inadvertently emerged at a country lane crossroads over an erased give way line and past a give way signpost that had been completely obliterated by overgrown bushes.
I gave the details to the insurer and was then contacted by a third party claims handler. My car was recovered by another firm on behalf of yet another third or fourth party operation. It took a lot of detective work and patience to speak to someone at the third party claims handler but I was told that my car had been taken to a garage where it would be assessed for repair. After more detective work I discovered that it had been take to Axiom accident repair centre in Daventry. However when I spoke with someone at Axiom, they told be that they had received instructions to release the vehicle to a salvage company called Copart. So my much loved Amp. will get written off and broken for parts.
I would not have known any of this had I not been prepared to spend a lot of time on the phone chasing down what had happened to my car - and so far no information directly from my insurer!
Any suggestions, advice, or just commiserations would be most welcome.
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that the full residual value in the battery is realised by its sale to a bona-fide lithium battery recycler or GM themselves.


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