Looking at this bill for the repair of one fender on a Ferrari, you’ll think twice before parking or maneuvering around an exotic.
Owning a Ferrari is a dream and reality for thousands of owners but it can get real eye-opening and has many owners thanking their lucky stars they have the proper insurance when they spy repair estimates for seemingly easy repair jobs. The wife of Gumball Team Anime on Facebook recently got into an accident with a big rig, at no fault of her own. According to their latest post on Facebook, the repair bill just came in and it’s quite the shocker the amount of money the other guy’s insurance may have to pay to repair one damaged fender. Take a look at the post down below. Ya, that’s no mistake, one repaired fender costs a whopping $71,000.
…and here’s the original post from the accident.
As you can see, it looks like the Ferrari California was parked on the side of the road for whatever reason when a big rig estimated how much space he’d need on a turn, got it wrong, and ended up sideswiping the rear quarter panel of the California. Surprisingly, the damage on his truck looks a lot worse than the Ferrari.
Here’s the tale of the tape from the repair bill.
Quarter Panel: $21,677
Bumper cover: $9,045
Trunk deck: $7,231
Paint material: $2,646
Total parts: $46,000
Total labor: $19,000
That price for parts might seem heinous until you realize these are Italian exotics after all, and only genuine replacement parts exist. It’s not like Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas where reproduction parts from third-party manufacturers are a dime a dozen.
Then, you can’t trust Earl Scheib to handle your $21,000 fender, you have to get someone who knows what they’re doing so they get it right the first time, hence the high labor costs.
Consider that, for the amount of money it takes to repair one fender you could literally buy a new 2019 BMW 630D sedan.
According to the owner’s husband in the comments, there’s a good possibility that they’ll just total the car given that the California might actually be worth around $70,000 factoring in depreciation.
Did you think repairs on just one fender could get so expensive? Have you seen someone total their car for such a small accident? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!