-This is embarrassing...oh well what the hell.18yr old driver here, haven't totaled my P5 yet, even though I've had my fair share of close calls (the most recent one being taking an on ramp at 80mph and slowly sliding towards the guardrail until the tail of the car kicked out and I caught it. Needless to say, that was one of those moments where your pants just magically turn brown ).
Not a P5 story. They hadn't invented them yet.
-A little older than 18 maybe 21-22ish, bought my 1st (and last) brand new car with my AF re-enlistment bonus - a 2.3l 1976 Mercury Capri2 marketed as "The Sexy European" - (after that my sister called me her "Sexy Pollack little brother"...she still does).
-The evening I bought it, I decided to test it out to see how it handled on a deserted snowed-up bridge in New Hampshire where I was stationed and bought the car.
-Anyway, I took my brand-new, less than a day-old Capri2 and jerked the wheel to see how it would react to the snow (and icy) bridge. I found out quick the rear end was a lot lighter than I was used to and it broke into a slow spiraling spin and no amount of steering/counter-steering didn't do a damn thing to correct it on that icy bridge.
-Like you, it slowly spun and the back end got into the guard-rail and whacked the tail, broke a tail light and put a scar into the rubberized bumper.
-The good things about it were, no other vehicles were involved-no tickets and I could drive away from it with the only thing bruised was my ego.
Insurance covered the repairs and I used the bumper money and bought an AM-FM radio with it in place of the AM only radio.
No brown pants - but it did leave a mark...