Many of you already know my story with the infamous John P. Steal so I won't go into details (unless I am called to testify). No car and no $20k deposits. Fact is, California is in bad shape economically. Perhaps this is why so many scammers are there. I lived in Northern parts and I guess it was a little less 3rd world. But I hesitate to do ANY Calif. business now since my wonderful JPS experience. The A.G. is aware of things as is the DPS and EPA etc etc. Selling a car with a stolen chassis (and transporting to another State), building a car on a TWICE totaled chassis, as well as some other legalities in question would command immediate response in most states. Today I don't care about anything that happens in California. I focus on good stuff having finally left the bottom feeders behind. I consider it higher education which is expensive.
On a positive note, for more than 2 years, I have had a Vintage speedster out of a very nice personal collection of high end cars which is absolutely perfect for me in all regards. All I needed to do was slowly and patiently re-jet the Webers. There's only 16 jets. Ha. But the 2332cc finally reached it's potential and delivered perfect performance for past 6 months. Of seven serious shows, we took 2 best of shows and the rest firsts. We are invited to display car in Houston new car show coming up and have had some serious offers for much more than we paid. We drive every day the weather permits and you know about the attention we get. Top stays tucked away. I have know 356's for 50+years and mine is all I ever wanted and better than anything I could've gotten from Mr. Steal.
I am sorry there is scum in this world who scrape constantly to keep the wolves at bay. Must be a terrible life. But I assure all the SAS and other victims that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I truly understand your pain and that it will pass. As soon as you can, move on and find happy. To all the scammers?.....eat S&*% and just die.