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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by alberto, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. alberto

    alberto Formula 3
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    I am interested in a car being sold by Fantasy Junction, located in the Bay Area (I am in San Diego). I want to give them a refundable deposit to hold the car until I can get up there to look at it (in a couple of weekends), but they will not take a credit card, only a check.

    Does anyone have any experience/dealings with those guys? Although I've been there once and they seemed like straight shooters, I am concerned about sending a check to them, which they can cash at more or less any point.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
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  3. G-force

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    Think same people have owned it for years? If so I know they are ok.
     
  4. AMA328

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    I believe the owner's name is Bruce Trenery(sp?). He's been
    in the biz a -long- time, is a car nut, not just F-nut.
    He does advertise a bit, have seen ads pretty much everywhere
    at one time or another.

    I've never bought anything from him, but did look closely
    at a 308GT4 way back in 1987(my maiden voyage into
    Ferrari land). Ended up going with a 308GTB instead.
    He's been in two or three locations that i've know of, last
    time i stopped by(couple yrs ago), he was across the
    street from that famous special effects movie house
    (is it 'Industrial Light & Magic?? forgot name off top of my head) there in Berkely.

    My read on the guy is that he's probably a straight shooter,
    but as always, is best to have done your homework before
    you shop. :)
     
  5. lmpdesigner

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    I bought my first Ferrari from them over 15 years ago (A 308GT4 that I still own.) and nearly bought a Ralt RT4 Atlantic car from them recently. (I screwed up- I should have bought it!) I have looked at cars and been by their shop a fair bit and they have always been good to me. I think they are good folks-It is always hard when it comes to money/deposits, etc, but I would think you are okay. These guys have been around for a long time.

    Brian Willis
     
  6. Old Guy

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    Bruce Trenery's experience with Ferraris and exotics goes back to the late '70s in my own experience, and he's always had a good reputation. I've had a few dealings with him (have not bought a car, though) and would trust him completely.
     
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  8. alberto

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    Thanks for your comments guys. I will let you know how it goes.

    Alberto
     
  9. ntingle

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    I bought a 328 GTS from Bruce at Fantasy Junction 9 years ago. No problems at all, great to deal with.
     
  10. lukek

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    never bought a car from them, but they have an excellent local reputation. They seem to start out with reasonable prices and that gets them volume. Bruce once tried to find a car, very nice to deal with. I am near the SFO airport, so PM me if you want some local assistance.

    thx
    luke
     
  11. AMA328

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    impdesigner,
    was the 308GT4 you bought from FJ by chance chocolate brown exterior with a tan(?) interior??
    Back around 1987, when scoping out my first Fcar, ended
    up in FJ's shop(different location then), he had a very nice
    little brown 308GT4 that i thought long and hard about...
    eventually passed, got a Rubino(maroon) 308GTB out of
    Dallas...often thought maybe i shoulda bought the GT4 :)
     
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  13. winston

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    Bruce is honest and real car guy. you will be in good hands. A visit is a worthwhile trip through automotive history.
    Winston
     

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