For some reason I find green cars unlucky..........that why it went red.
Me too. I used to have a BRG MGF, I bought it brand new about 11 yrs ago and used to clean and pamper it every weekend and tuck it up in the garage every night, I really loved that car.
I had a single and half width garage which was useful for storing things on shelves by the side of the car.
One day when the car was about 8 weeks old, I decided to get my terracotta plant pots down from the shelf, only they were stacked about 6 high and too high up for me to reach safely with the car in the garage. Anyway, I decided that I could still get them down without moving the car, but hadn't realised how heavy they were
CRAAASH down they came, hitting the windshield first, putting a huge crack in it from top to bottom, smashing the terracotta pots into 30 or so large sharp fragments, which I watched slide down the bonnet of the car in slow motion as they gouged deep scratches in my lovely shiney BRG paintwork.
End result was it cost the insurance co about £1000 for a new windscreen and a bonnet respray.
I'd imagine the claims assessors at Norwich Union had a great laugh when they received my claim form.