After putting my new Blizzaks on, for the first time in 4 years I couldn't make it up and out of my property. (BTW Blizzaks SUCK) I got about 3/4'* of the way up my hill and forward progress not only ended, I starting going downhill and gaining speed. Ended up in a ditch to the left shattering the drivers side rocker moulding. As soon as it came to a stop, with the brakes on, she slide 180+ degrees to the right and slammed the passenger front into the dirt bank and a tree. Shattered the bumper cover, bent the support, windshield cracked where the antenna bolt and nut attach, and took out the passenger headlight.
Took it in for the estimate and it came to $3400. I took that and the car to Dreamakers Kustoms where the the custom paint job was done. It turned out to be a good thing. The Blood Red Candy on top of the marbleizing had bleached considerably over 3 years. They are going to repair the collision damage, sand off the clear coats with pearlflake, marbleize the new bumper cover and rocking moulding, remarbleize the hood, drivers fender and door (stone chips from flying on the highway close to the barrier?) And redo the entire car with a new translucent Blood Candy (thats has a better reputation for holding up to sunlight) and Clear Candy'* on top with the Red Ice pearlflake. Going to once again have a brand new finish.
Here'* it'* new home for the next couple weeks
Couple of shots of the damage.
New Bumper cover from GM.