Thanks for the kind words. I'll miss that little car. I was just getting to know it, and be friends with it. The 4 teens in the minivan were unhurt. Heck, their air bags didn't even pop. The van was just getting going, while I was going about 35 mph. I saw the Spider today in the tow lot, and wow... The entire left front is wiped out, to about halfway down the door. The door itself is pushed back about an inch and jammed shut, while the right door popped off the latch, and no longer closes. The trunk lid might be straight, but the rest of the car is BENT. The floor on the left is heavily buckled, and the windshield shattered from deformation of the body. The left front suspension is bent/broken, too. After the impact, the l/f tire was at 90 degres to the body. Ugh. As far as parting out the car, the biggest problem I'll face is living in a rented house. My landlady will have a cow if theres a wreck parked out front! I don't know how long the insurance will drag their feet, but I'll look for either another Spider, or possibly a hot rod roadster to keep my '56 company when all is said and done.
I'll keep you posted as far as if or when I get the car back.