On a more positive note, as required, I contacted my insurance broker to inform him that the car had had bodywork done and a full respray. I also told him that the car was probably worth another £4000 on top of the insured sum as a result. It is now, give or take the need for a new carpet, as good as a non-concourse car can get.
Would he be so good as to tell me what increase in premium I was in for please?
Zilch, zip, nada came the reply!
Well, well. It is not every day that an insurer is not looking to make some more money out of a policy-holder! Kudos to him.
1991 Spider S4 & 2004 156 GTA Selespeed