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Mini Series 20 parts. GARAGE QUEEN. GRAB YOUR POPCORN.BUYER BEWARE OF SCOTTDALE SPEEDSTER

The reason I’m doing this is to make people quite aware of some of the questionable practices that continue in Scottsdale Arizona. The owner knows he’s doing things wrong but continues.I don’t want others to go through what I have

I’ve always loved the musical Man of La Mancha’s The Impossible Dream. Lyrics

To right the unrightable wrong.

PART ONE

On my maiden trip from Scottsdale the owner said you better get some gas. I ran out of gas 4 miles later.

After getting gas and driving 25 miles I shifted and  an important pin came out of the shifting mechanism causing me to have my first of many to

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Part TWO

While waiting six months for the complete assembly of the speedster.

He kept telling me that he’s waiting for us with amateur it’s in customs coming from Brazil. I called a month later and he says it’s in customs I can’t do anything.

The polish aluminum parts such as bumper guards and handle to the bonnet had black pits. Just poor quality

He tried to convince me that it was black glue.

Shipping by boat was indeed impacted by Covid and now a shortage of workers to unload and I suspect same for the port customs  inspections.  Think it was Carey that pointed out that aluminum cast parts were not quality they used to be.  Said he had to buy numerous bumper overriders to find good ones with out pin holes in surface.  You can remove them and have them polished -- or DIY.  It takes lots of time and elbo grease to wet sand the aluminum and then use jeweler's rouge to buff it to a chrome like finish.  Even then there may be visible pin holes.

His car came from Vintage Speedsters in Arizona.  It's one of the cars built?/sold by them after Vintage Speedsters was sold in 2018 and the California employees were all fired and the company was moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.  This was all before the pandemic.

JPC has posted on here several times in the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've heard that they may have imported the car from Brazil.

To be fair, the company may have changed hands since this car was built.  It's unclear if the original buyer Justin is still involved (possibly in the background) or if Matt is now the actual new owner.

And just to be clear, Vintage Motorcars of California is a completely different company with no connection to the Vintage Speedsters company that JPC is posting about in this thread.

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Part Four



I was not clear about the Brazil connection. Justin , Who first owner vintage Arizona and bought the name from Kirk,for months and months kept saying that the speedometer was in customs which is a little interesting idea..

Once again to save money he had to have a mechanical speedometer. And I asked him why a mechanical speedometer. He came up with the idea that it is legal in all municipalities. I’m sure somewhere somehow there might be some truth to this but the bottom line is he wanted to save money once again. So I have , like a lot of the old mechanical speedometers , it jumps And is pretty accurate but back and everybody else I think use electronic speedometers

PART FIVE

The roof that they fabricated Appears from a distance like a roof , but if you look closer it is the cheapest constructed Roof I’ve ever seen. I’m glad I’m in Arizona and I really took off the roof since It rains so little and the one time I was caught in a little bit of rain it was like driving a motorcycle in the rain.

To clarify I bought the car after seeing it at BARRETT JACKSON and I was excited that it was being manufactured in assembled five blocks away IN SCOTTSDALE.. I was not aware of S.O.C.

JUSTIN Has been a car salesman his whole life and does not have the mechanical background like GREG L. California Vintage. He’s sold it to Matt and Matt was very good about cleaning up some of the messes.  But his attitude about taking shortcuts really bugs me and I wanna try to prevent other people from getting stuck the way I got stuck.

MATT T  is from Minneapolis and his expertise has been restoring antique farm tractors which some sell for over $200,000.  So it sounds like overnight he became a Speedster newbie.

But his attitude about taking shortcuts to save money  really bugs me and I wanna try to prevent other people from getting stuck the way I got stuck. I bought a shiny car that I thought I was going to drive every day.

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@Troy Sloan posted:

His car came from Vintage Speedsters in Arizona.  It's one of the cars built?/sold by them after Vintage Speedsters was sold in 2018 and the California employees were all fired and the company was moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.  This was all before the pandemic.

JPC has posted on here several times in the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've heard that they may have imported the car from Brazil.

To be fair, the company may have changed hands since this car was built.  It's unclear if the original buyer Justin is still involved (possibly in the background) or if Matt is now the actual new owner.

And just to be clear, Vintage Motorcars of California is a completely different company with no connection to the Vintage Speedsters company that JPC is posting about in this thread.

Thanks for the clarification....

There is a very nice retired Surgeon, Perry, who put  50% down, on an new Arizona Vintage
Speedster. Strange thing is that he lives in San Francisco. I told him about the quality difference between Hawaiian Gardens, CALIFORNIA SPEEDSTER and Scottsdale Speedsters  I spoke to him for 30 minutes about the problems I have had  





He has been following SOC for several years, but is having it shipped when done ?...from Az to CA.  Why he doesn’t buy from GREG S🤔

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