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Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-23-2018, 09:04 AM
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Posted By evermore
The car's listing had the following line: "An...

The car's listing had the following line:
"An extremely clean and presentable example and as well as being an excellent original California car which is mechanically sound."

I think it's...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-22-2018, 10:18 AM
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Posted By evermore
I disagree. A seller does have a responsibility....

I disagree. A seller does have a responsibility. You are NOT allowed to lie and make false statements, it renders a sales agreement null and void. This is not the wild west anymore. Obviously, I am...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-22-2018, 10:14 AM
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Posted By evermore
- No one's fault on this board, I found the...

- No one's fault on this board, I found the relevant articles too late and assumed BHCC was accurate in their descriptions on the vehicle.
- BHCC is surely at fault, hopefully not just morally but...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-20-2018, 11:17 AM
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Posted By evermore
The lawyer took the case on a contingency fee...

The lawyer took the case on a contingency fee basis so even in the worst case scenario, no settlement, no cost to me.

As for saving the car, the only path would be a full strip down, frame repair,...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-20-2018, 10:18 AM
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Posted By evermore
update: this takes a long time...

If you are ever in a position where you have to pursue the legal path, it's important to understand that this likely a very lengthy process. Here is what has happened so far and likely timeline:
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Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-04-2018, 07:43 AM
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Posted By evermore
The attorney sent a letter to BHCC early last...

The attorney sent a letter to BHCC early last week. After receipt, they have 30 days to reply and this is just the first step. This is going to be a slow process....
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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Posted By evermore
Having bought a GTV in that price range recently...

Having bought a GTV in that price range recently and it turning out to be a basket case, best advice is to have a very thorough inspection done. There are actually 2 GTVs at or under 25k available on...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-19-2018, 03:07 PM
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Posted By evermore
I dont know what to expect. I would be happy to...

I dont know what to expect. I would be happy to get out of this quickly with all or most of money back. I am slightly optimistic as the lawyer did not hesitate to take the case even though he will...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-19-2018, 03:04 PM
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Posted By evermore
looking at the interface of where the spring is...

looking at the interface of where the spring is broken, it is conical, not a shape I would expect if it was cut. My guess is that the rubber sleeve around the spring held moisture leading to the...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-18-2018, 03:11 PM
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Posted By evermore
Thanks! I went directly with the lawyer. My...

Thanks! I went directly with the lawyer. My estimation was given how the sales agreement was written, they would just tell me to pound sand anyhow so all I would be doing is waste time before getting...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-18-2018, 03:07 PM
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Posted By evermore
Thanks Jonathan, I engaged a lawyer based in...

Thanks Jonathan, I engaged a lawyer based in nearby Sunnyvale. There is no out of pocket cost either. I just hope this wraps up quickly!
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-10-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
short update

For those whose popcorn is going stale, just letting you know that I'm working with a lawyer now who is reviewing the situation.

*rather be driving an Alfa*
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-06-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 258
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Posted By evermore
Thanks for the story and I do take your advice. I...

Thanks for the story and I do take your advice. I have actually contacted a lawyer but hopefully things can be done with the threat alone. We will see. I laughed at Tom as that's the third time he...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-06-2018, 07:54 PM
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Posted By evermore
lol

lol
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-06-2018, 10:15 AM
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Posted By evermore
and here is the vehicle inspection report I was...

and here is the vehicle inspection report I was provided with... while there are lots of inaccuracies, the fact that the suspension was checked ok while a spring was broken is quite something...
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Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-06-2018, 10:08 AM
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Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
original listing..

the listing is still working so here was the description of the car as given:
https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1974-alfa-romeo-gtv-2000-c-8058.htm

"1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

This beautiful...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-05-2018, 04:11 PM
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Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
oh no, Tom isn't connected with BHCC at all. He's...

oh no, Tom isn't connected with BHCC at all. He's a local Alfa expert and does restorations. He was mentioned to me by multiple people on Alfabb. His assessment was obviously based having replaced...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-05-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
- Asking price is never the actual selling price...

- Asking price is never the actual selling price on craigslist. I have bought and sold about 20 vehicles on cl (the last one on Monday actually) and that has held true very single time. I obviously...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
Clarification on the condition of the car

Hmm, I think there is some confusion on the state of the car (I have obviously focused on the issue as I was trying to address them according to my goals).

Frame: As mentioned, the frame was...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-04-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
Tom, you are correct as well, BHCC had the car...

Tom, you are correct as well, BHCC had the car advertised on eBay too.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
yeah a bit of marketing is required though to get...

yeah a bit of marketing is required though to get people to look at the car. The one person that I have shown the car to I walked through pretty much all I know about the car including the probable...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-03-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
yeah it looks nice and drives well when you're...

yeah it looks nice and drives well when you're doing easy driving. I want a car I can push and to get this car to that level would most likely compromise it's present value and looks...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-03-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
My mistake was in being impatient and overly...

My mistake was in being impatient and overly optimistic and overconfident. I figure I could fix any of the hard bits, engine, suspension etc. I'm a mechanical engineer after all. Turns out, that's...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-03-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
that's probably my listing :)

that's probably my listing :)
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-03-2018, 09:32 AM
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Views: 25,504
Posted By evermore
I had to sign a waiver that I did not opt for the...

I had to sign a waiver that I did not opt for the return policy. It was $250 but useless as it had an expiration date of 3 days, less time than it would take for the car to be shipped to my home. I...
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