06.12.2018

Classic Car Scam Just Around The Corner

The vehicle was a very desirable 1969 Mustang model and listed on ‘American Listed.’ The owner was working overseas for a world wide major commercial brand. She was a real person with a high profile career, visible on the internet. As she didn’t have time to meet a potential buyer, the car was being stored with a storage facility in Washington State.

An interested buyer could send the $60K USD asking price to the storage company and then you can go and inspect the car. At this point you’d have 7 days to decide whether to buy it. If you don’t buy, you’d get your money back.

That was the story, anyway.

The reality was that thieves had completely assumed her identity and the car was a complete fabrication designed to perpetrate this crime. The storage company was non-existent and was used to make the buyer’s money disappear.

When the lady was contacted, she explained that her identity has been falsely used for the last 3 years in the scam.

This story highlights the importance in working with an experienced, trusted professional to handle your classic car transaction (buying or selling). We have ‘seen it all’ and know all the scams to watch out for and act on your behalf to protect your funds and classic car investment.

 

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06.12.2018

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

FOR SALE: 1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

This car has had two owners since 1976. More information on the listing page.

 



 

06.12.2018

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Series 2<

FOR SALE: 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Series 2

AThis 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Series 2 has been undergoing a restoration process for a number of years. More information on the listing page.

 



 

26.11.2018

1968 Jaguar E Type Roadster BRG

968 Jaguar E Type Roadster BRG

1968 Jaguar E Type Roadster BRG

This car is a Series 1.5 Roadster with numbers matching engine and gear box. More information on the listing page.

 



 

09.11.2018

Selling Your Classic Car Can Attract Bad Actors

When you advertise on Kijiji or similar sites, one expects occasional bad mannered responses — this is a mild one.

As we all know, the Internet gives some people the chance to vent. When selling a classic vehicle, expect to hear from this sort of person.

As experienced professionals, Bramhall Classic Auto is prepared for these people and we insulate you and your vehicle from them. These people are mostly just an annoyance and an unpleasant part of doing business. Other responders may have more nefarious intentions.

Furthermore, we do take great care to qualify potential buyers so that as few people as possible get to see the vehicle being sold. This protects your vehicle as well as the transaction from one of the many potential pitfalls that can be experienced while selling your classic car.

Update: The vehicle cited by this Kijiji keyboard warrior has recently sold to a qualified buyer at a fair price in a smooth transaction brokered by Bramhall Classic Auto.

 

Lipstick on a PigLIPSTICK ON A PIG
Avoiding Life’s Lemons

Lipstick on a Pig features excerpts from the vast library of Maurice Bramhall’s experiences.