I have a 1971 2002 which was just rear ended (woman on phone). I live in N. CA and have taken the car to two shops, one recommended by Geico where there the car was written up by the insurance company adjuster (although not in his book so apparently used data from a 1985 three series). The shop said they didn't work on cars that old. I took it to my mechanics recommended shop and and they and a new adjuster said it would be quite expensive to fix although all body panel damage. At minimum it needs a new rear panel, a pull to the side panels (bulged) and all the rear lights, bumper and trim. Trunk lid is fine. We have owned the car since new, and while no concours points, I think I would like to fix it. Apparently a "total loss", less salvage valve. No numbers yet. Anyone have experience with this process?