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Classic car nightmare for the classic car owner

classic car nightmareA couple of months ago I experienced a classic car nightmare. The weather was nice and I wanted to take a drive in the old Zodiac. When I entered the storage location of the big ford the first thing I saw when I approached the car was that something was leaning agianst it. When I came closer it turned out to be a “aanhangfiets” (trailer bike) that belongs to my rightside neighbour…

My neighbour always has a lot of different things standing on his spot. Much of it is standing to close to my parking place. I already had noticed before that his trailer bike was standing dangerously close to the Zodiac but as long as it stood on my neighbours premises I could do nothing about it. Somehow the trailer bike now had tipped over onto my car! The worst thing about it was that by doing this it made two small but ugly dents into the rightside fender of my car! Every classic car owner can imagine what I said when I looked at the damage!

To keep a long (classic car nightmare) story short…

I contacted my neighbour who was very understanding and we both contacted oure insurancecompanies. The damage to the Ford was estimated at 477,- (for two little dents!). It took some time, but finaly the insurancecompany paid for the damage.

Because the money was paid and the Ford was deu for it’s next APK (Algemene Periodieke Keuring, the dutch equivalent of the MOT), I arranged that the damage would be repaired. The bodyshop also ofered to repair a small dent on the leftside of the big Ford. Now the car is looking great again and the classic car nightmare has ended!

And the trailer bike? It is standing a lot further away from the Zodiac than it used to do! But every time someone passes me on a trailer bike I make sure to leave some distance…