Well, the same day I purchased this 2002 Thunderbird (which was in great shape) got involved in the wrong end of a minor accident. Driving towards home I looked up local collision shops and saw the good reviews and close proximity and rolled right on in. Talked with Carlos, the owner, and felt comfortable enough to leave it that day for an estimate.
A couple of things to keep in mind for this car are that due to it's limited numbers, parts are not exactly plentiful. At my behest, I asked that used parts be considered as well. They did their best to locate quality used parts, but in the end OEM was the way to go. It meant a long wait for parts, but we knew they would be correct and in perfect shape.
Also, as the hood, drivers side fender and bumper cover were being replaced, decided to respray the entire car for a more consistent look. While it did take longer than I hoped (dues to parts availability) the end result looks fantastic (slight recolor from black to a black metallic pearl) and everything was back to the way it was when I bought it.