Damaged Bushtracker

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 31, 2004 at 23:40
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There is a 6.7 m damaged Bushtracker going for auction on the 10th November at Fowles Auction Brisbane. Lot No 1607551. It doesn't seem that damage that it could not be repaired. It has photos on the web site (fowles.com.au). Build date 3-04 a newie. If anybody interested.

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 03:14

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 03:14
It is certainly repairable, but would probably still cost in the range of $20,000 to $30,000 to have repaired. It obviously was involved in a roll over onto the left side with one wheel missing and the front extension section taking the impact. I am sure the BTi could repair it back to as new condition. It would be interesting to see how much it sells for.

This is the direct link to the van.
http://www.fowles.com.au/auctions/lot.aspx?Auction=PQ105&Number=1607551
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 10:23

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 10:23
Ouch - some poor family's dream got scrunched. Insurers must have thought it would take an aweful lot of $s to repair to write off a new new BT!
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Follow Up By:- Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 19:03

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 19:03
There is always the possibility that it was not insured !!! ???

You would also have to check that it is registrable again. I've been to quite a few vehicle auctions recently, with a mate, to look for a suitable Subaru body for a racecar build-up. There is a category that is called "Statutory Write-off" and another called "Repairable Write-off".

A statutory write-off is NEVER to be registered again and the numbers and info on the vehicle are black listed on the various RTA type depts in every state. A typical stat write-off is a modern ecu equipped vehicle that has been under water ... sitting in the auction yard they look brand new but are a stat write-off. A stolen vehicle is usually inserted in the stat write-off category as well.

A repairable write-off is what it says ...insurance companies have paid out the value of the unit and as they now own it try to reclaim some monies by auction.

I'm not sure if this system applies to caravans in the event of a write-off but it would be worth checking its status if intending to re-register.

Any intention to buy this BT would be cause to investigate the circumstances of why it was not repaired with BTi ...if possible ?

The damage might not be skin deep and involve the integrity/alignment of the chassis ... who knows ???

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 20:38

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 20:38
I just feel for the people who lost it. I know how i would feel if i lost my BT - sure hope they had enough insurance to get a new BT.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 23:07

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 23:07
Anthony, "The statutory write off" must also apply to caravans, as one of the others to be auctioned that day, I think it is an Evenew has statutory write off next to it.

The Bushtracker hasn't so it must be able to be re-registered.

I was interested to see how little external damage there is with an obvious rollover, and the fact that the AT35 coupling is still in tact.

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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 02:36

Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 02:36
this van probably was the "Bushtucker Man" van which his wife rolled Peter
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 04:24

Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 04:24
Peter,

I'm almost positive the Bushtucker Man (Les Hiddins (sp)) rolled a Phoenix connected to a Range Rover ??? Not sure who was at the wheel ....

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 06:48

Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 06:48
I was told by a Vietnam Vet who met Les Hiddins (bushtucker Man) at the Cape York Vets camp, that Les's wife had this misfortune to be driving and towing their Pheonix when they crashed. From what he said, the pheonix was not in a fit state to be repaired.
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 21:06

Tuesday, Nov 02, 2004 at 21:06
yre right it was a phoenix
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Reply By: SuziTracker - Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 19:34

Monday, Nov 01, 2004 at 19:34
The last damaged one went for about $38,000 and it was a little more damaged than this one.

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