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They sell all sorts of vehicles in all manner of conditions.  I even recall seeing them on one of the popular “car flipping” shows on cable a while back.  I can’t recall which one though.

I haven’t dealt with them personally but I find myself looking through their inventory every few months to get a “feel” for the resale market.

About 2 years ago I looked at a partially complete Speedster at an Estate Auction in central California.  I didn’t buy it, mostly because it needed a LOT of work.  I saw it a few months later on that site...with an ENORMOUS mark up!

That doesn't seem like an honest business practice - not trimming sold or stale listing on their website. Unless they disclose that fact?

A distributed auto dialer system could be programmed to call their number and leave random inquiry phone calls to tie up their resources until they comply. The same can work with all the incoming scam and phishing type calls. Tie up there inbound calls so the miscreants have to field all the incoming calls. 

I talked to Carl at BHMC (Beverly Hills Motor Cars) just now, and he encouraged me to think of the 31 speedsters on his site as examples of options I could consider requesting, not as cars still available for sale. Their business now is assembling new cars on shortened VW pans, for which the basic spec is 1915cc, 4 wheel disk brakes, choice of color, all badges, starting at $37k, with a three month wait.


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I'm no lawyer and this isn't legal advice....

CA Law on Deceptive Trade Practices (Bus. & Prof. §17500 et seq)
"It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation ... concerning any circumstance or matter of fact connected with ... which is untrue or misleading, and which is known, or which by the exercise of reasonable care should be known, to be untrue or misleading, ... any such statement as part of a plan or scheme with the intent not to sell that personal property or those services, professional or otherwise, so advertised at the price stated therein, or as so advertised. "

-=theron

I talked to Carl at BHMC (Beverly Hills Motor Cars) just now, and he encouraged me to think of the 31 speedsters on his site as examples of options I could consider requesting, not as cars still available for sale. Their business now is assembling new cars on shortened VW pans, for which the basic spec is 1915cc, 4 wheel disk brakes, choice of color, all badges, starting at $37k, with a three month wait.


I don't believe they are even "assembling new cars," they are just ordering new cars and reselling them to people who haven't done the due diligence and don't know they can order the car directly from a manufacturer for less money.

A few months ago as I was browsing old posts, I found one that included a link to a Bev Hills ad for a speedster for sale.  I think the post was at least three years old, and the discussion back then was about how Bev Hills keeps old posts of cars no longer available. And guess what -  the link STILL worked, and the car ad was still there as if the car was still for sale.  Hard to think anything other than intended deception.

There’s a lawyer here in Baltimore who recently specialized in suing used car dealers for fraud. I’ve seen about two-three dozen complaints so far, detailing about a dozen common violations of consumer contract, debt, and warranty law plus the inevitable forgeries. By the letter of the law and the ubiquitousness of these violations, this lawyer should get rich.

I plan to check these cases in a few months and see if they get settlements from the major offenders. My guess?

They’ll fight, lose in four years and slither off to bankruptcy court, all assets long since conveyed to relatives and ready to start over.

Fraud has been an excellent business plan for several decades now, as customers of everyone’s favorite South-eastern Speedster manufacturer are well aware.

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