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Jesper,

Glad you are alright. It bears repeating: go to a doctor and get really checked out. Been there, too; injury from accidents often pop up later, and this is plainly the other guy's responsibility.

Absolutely collect real market value on the car, and document it. Hagerty is a great source, and Excellence also runs market value reports annually or semi-annually. IIRC, in one report Bruce Anderson stated something to the effect of "add 10% for rare editions (ex Slantnose), 10% for rare options (ex: sunroof delete, cloth seats), 10% for exceptional condition (ex: fresh engine & paint)" If the value of a plain 930 was $58.4k, that would put your car closer to $69k or more. Have those receipts and high quality photos ready to show that your collectible car was really in the condition your are claiming and worth your claimed value. Hopefully your State Farm agent is really on your side and willing to go 10 rounds with the other guy's insurance to make this right. Too often they aren't, they want to settle fast and move on, so keep him/her on a short leash.

On to the car -- I've seen a lot worse than that brought back to 100%. Frame rack for sure, and a shop experienced with this generation Porsche will get it completely straight, no issues. Fortunately you are in an area of the country where there are many highly experienced shops. If you don't have anyone you are happy with now, email me and I'll give you some names of shops to start calling.
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