Well maintained, original owner car for sale; $34,000
The car has never been in an accident, all 4 original corners, bodywork (except nose)and engine. Transmission $7000) replaced in Feb 11 only to refresh & upgrade. The car includes and/or has the following upgrades:
Completely new Comprent massaged transmission (approx. 6 hrs since replacement)
recently replaced fuel pump,
new 6 pt harness (to be selected by buyer for 5 full yrs)
redtop 30 battery
2 sets of wheel
Car has all upgrades except for floating rotors and adjustable front swaybar.
The car is located in the Dallas area. Please em at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell 972-804-3684 for any questions.
Priced reduced to $32,000. I have sold it twice but until a ck shows up it is still for sale.
Original owner and only mechanic - i know every bolt and wire on that car and I have done all the little things to make sure when you get to the track you dont have problems with the car - lined fuel cell area, coated slave cylinder, radiators shielded, wrapped wires, redundant LED warning lights on oil pressure and water temp and other little things.
I talked to the guy about this car and I have no doubt it is a nice ride for someone. It is fairly priced and needs a racing home.
Regarding the guys that are backing out on their commitments. Ditto.
I have bought and sold racecars and trailers nationally for 30 years. The only trouble I have had all occured in the last 3-4 years. A man's word doesn't mean what it used to.
I guess if we tell the public they don't have to pay their mortgage and a contract doesn't mean anything then certainly a man's word and a handshake - even over the internet, doesn't have to be a sign of honesty.
I love these: "my plans got changed for me", or "I had a setback", or "yeh I told you I would take it but I didn't have my money yet (didn't ask my dad, didn't ask my wife, my car didn't sell etc)" is not really a lie. If you need to buy a car with a contingent contract - then word it that way, put it in writing, put up a non-refundable appropriate deposit (btw, $500 on a $30,000 car is not appropriate) and don't ask for it back if the deal doesn't go through.
But you know - in my house growing up, backing out on a verbal deal was no different than a lie. Plain and simple. If you agree to take a car and you have a setback - you take it anyway and then resell it if life doesn't work out. If you can't commit knowing that you can follow through even with a setback - then you don't commit..................................period.
Now, somebody buy this car.
Last edited by Messenger Racing; March 4th, 2012 at 3:06 PM.
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What a rant. Feel better now Jay? I feel if I put myself out there as a seller, I accept the buyers as is and there's no reason to impugn someone's honesty if things don't work out. In a perfect world all deals would go through, but this ain't no perfect world and these aren't the best of economic times. It has happened to me as well, buy the way, and we have all had the occasional 'tire kicker'. If I ever have dealings with you company, I'll have my attorney contact you.
as far as a public forum goes, i think that apex has excelled. i've bought and sold many items over the years with very little issues. i do mainly deal with people i know or are long time members of our community. i often send out bits w-o recieving payment first, have not been burned yet. obvioulsy i would not do this for a new member or someone who i have not done business with previoulsy. all that said, when selling a car, i do not accept deposits, i expect payment in full and do not consider it sold until that time.
apexspeed is a great tool and couldn't imagine a nicer community to be part of
good luck with the sale of your car, she looks like a beauty!
Thanks for notes. i try not to get to wrapped around the axel about things. When someone wants a well maintained black fe i figure it will sell at a fair price for both parties. Someone asked about spares- i dont have any other than things i took off for time - half shafts, input shaft, battery, and little things -just in case there wasnt a csr handy. Thankfully for me it has just been maintainance needs.
I would like to sell with the season about to start. Too bad it will go to pay my fair share due in april.