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New "dealer" in Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Las Vegas' started by bobleb, May 28, 2004.

  1. bobleb

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  3. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    Yes! This is getting me way to excited! They said they would let people come in at no charge, sit in, and check out cars like the Carrera GT and Enzo! This doesn't seem right....to good to be true, i mean what Exotic dealer do you know of lets non-buyers come in and fully check out Million dollar automobiles? As much as i like it....that seems like a bad idea. Thanks for the heads up though Mr. Lebenson.
     
  4. spyderman33

    spyderman33 Formula Junior

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    This is the infamous ECW-Exotic Cars Wholesale aka Exotics 4 Less..

    They also have a location in Florida..

    Buyer beware, lots of stories about them floating around..
     
  5. bobleb

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    Yes, that's why I posted a thread (in the Florida section) asking about them.

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19959

    FWIW, only one member of our Ferrari Club has had an actual experience with them, and he was 100% satisfied with all aspects of the deal (within the last 2 weeks).
     
  6. Stackhouse

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    What happened to that “Caleberty auto” off I-15. They didn’t stick around long? Didn’t they employ strippers to sell their cars?

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  8. bobleb

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    Personally, I thought Celebrity Cars was a joke. Why would anyone pay a $25K premium for a car just because Drew Barrymore once owned it? Besides, probably 90% of the cars they had were just used MB's or BMW's.

    I never saw any strippers in their shop. They may have used them (or the equivilant) at the auctions they ran.
     
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    Why did they close?

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  10. bobleb

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    All I can guess is that most other people felt like I did. I drove by there one day, and they were gone. No explanation.
     
  11. dmcgill

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    I actually met one of the mechanics for the Celebrity Cars dealership. It was last summer in Mesquite at a golf tournament. I noticed he was unloading a 355 Spider from a trailer all by himself so i thought i would see if i could help. Real nice guy. He told me the story about the car, then i asked if he had bought it from Newport Autosport because it had a license plate (frame) from there. he replied no, it came from Celebrity Cars in Las Vegas. As we started chatting about the dealership i asked why it seems they closed their doors. He told me that there was alot of corruption and under-the-table dealing if you will. Basically they had alot of crooked people running the business, which lead to its closing....
     
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  13. atheyg

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    I went there when they first opened only saw one sales guy, he was a flashy type with big diamond pinky rings and jewelry, seemed knowledgeable and friendly,he commented about seeing my 328 buzzing by their place on Industrial ave several times, I thought they were owned by the same people as the "Toy Store" in Fla.


    They had quite a few Ferraris their a 246GT Red, a Daytona, 575 Barchetta with "La Reve" license plate, 355s, an 89 Countach, and a Met Orange Diablo.

    They also put on a few Celebrity Car auctions at the Palms with many Ferraris, and Lotus, Lambos and others.
     
  14. vincent355

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    Probably going to end up like some of the auto shows where every car you get into has the gear shift know missing. good thing the Enzo has padlle shifters.
     
  15. ferrariman2004

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    are they going to still have a dealership at Wynns new place
     
  16. DodgeViper01

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    I had heard about this a long time ago but I still LOVE the idea. Pure genius!
     
  17. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Rumor is, it's going to be a Pensky operation
     
  18. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    I'm pretty sure that one is just a rumor.
     
  19. jeff

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    It's no rumor. This has been confirmed by Pensky himself. Pensky will now have 5 dealerships.
     
  20. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    thats great...
     

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