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Location of 355 GTS "N855 FLB"

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by James355, May 16, 2005.

  1. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Guys - I need your help to locate the above car which I have 'sold' through a dealer who, 4 weeks later, has yet to pay me for it. The dealer is London-based so I assume the car must be in the south-east of the UK somewhere. Any info on the whereabouts of my car will be most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    James355
     
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  3. LittleBro

    LittleBro Formula 3

    Jul 7, 2004
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    James,

    What colour was it? What dealer was it at?

    Jamie
     
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    James,
    can you say which dealer had/has the car? It may help...
    Tony
     
  5. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Thanks for replying guys. My solicitor has begun legal proceedings so I'd rather not say who the dealer is just yet. The is a 1995 355 GTS, rosso nero with a colour-coded roof.

    This is my first (and v unfortunate) post, am I allowed to post phone no, email etc? If so I'm more than happy to discuss my experience...
     
  6. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2002
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    James, what a nightmare! you should post this on pistonheads.com to gaina wider audience. I can do so if you wish.
     
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  8. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    James, did the dealer name begin with a colour that translates to red in italian ?
     
  9. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Yeah a BIG nightmare... And how did you guess..... ;)

    Craig - if you could post for me on pistonheads I'd really appreciate it. I didn't want to sell my baby in the first place (house upgrade - grrr..) and now this has compounded my misery!
     
  10. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    my advice, call the police. Posted shortly on ph for you. I'll tell my vmax guys also.
     
  11. Hazy

    Hazy F1 Rookie
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    my heart goes out to you bud. The dealer really needs naming AFTER you have been paid/ got your car back so we can all avoid. Got a fair idea who it is tho'. Was the car with them on a sale or return basis???
     
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  13. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    OK, now posted on PISTONHEADS, BM3W.co.uk and RS246.COM
     
  14. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Thanks Craig - much appreciated.

    Bit of a nightmare with the police also. Because its not officially stolen (?!) its a civil fraud issue rather than criminal, so I have to pursue through legal channels.. Tracker basically told me the same thing so I'm hoping these forums might yield some info!!
     
  15. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    we all have eyes peeled!
     
  16. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Hazy believe me I will give a very detailed account of all this once its resolved... And yeah - sale or return, I even have a signed sales invoice dated 15th April...
     
  17. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    I can't understand why a so called "specialist" would act so foolishly, word spreads like wildfire across the web. Mad world.
     
  18. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    Totally agree. Certainly seemed like a good outfit initially but now... For the sake of one sale (albeit an expensive one) why would you sacrifice your reputation? Beats me. I might not be the only one though, I wonder if there any others out there with a similar story?
     
  19. LittleBro

    LittleBro Formula 3

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    Are they refusing to pay up, even though they've given you a sale invoice?

    My impression of them was they didnt know there bum from their elbow - their offices were in totall disarray and no one seemed to know what was going on! Is it just a long delay in payment or are they refusing to cough up?
     
  20. Jonny5

    Jonny5 Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2004
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    Does the car have a tracker? Maybe you could do something on those lines.
     
  21. James355

    James355 Rookie

    May 1, 2004
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    We confronted the guy in question 2 weeks ago (after his payment failed to materialise) and he assured me the cash would be in my account by Monday 9th May at the latest. 1 week later and no money and he's not taking any of my calls.... I think another visit might be needed!

    And no-go with Tracker. They need a crime-ref to activate and the police won't give me a crime-ref because its a civil issue...
     
  22. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    One thing James, the proprietor of said dealership does reside here from time to time so it might be worth making him aware you are posting & have not named & shamed but to give him another opportunity to resolve your issues.

    just a thought.
     
  23. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

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    Blimey, this does seem very very strange behaviour, just one transaction and trashing his reputation for it.

    Perhaps (and I really hope for your sake this is NOT the case) he is having some financial difficulties?
     
  24. LetsJet

    LetsJet F1 Veteran
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    Sorry to hear about your issue, but I bet it get resolved to your satisfaction.

    I'll keep an eye out in MD. I just wonder if Chaa is going to chime in..............
     
  25. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    James
    as the dealer in question won't take your calls, why not e-mail him a link to this thread?;)
     
  26. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    As mentioned below, how does this dealer think word won't spread like wild fire across the Ferrari community ?
     
  27. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    That's why I suggested James shows the dealer this thread BEFORE he names names!;)
     
  28. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    If you can try all possible of avenues of communication BEFORE naming names, it will make the process of moderation a lot easier. :D
     

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