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Classiccars-lo a Car dearlship sold me a corvette with a fake

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Classiccars-lo a Car dearlship sold me a corvette with a fake VIN plate (obvious, poorly stamped fake). What recourse do I have?
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Although not the original VIN plate - is it accurate in it's statement about the vehicle?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Part of my concern is that it is supposed to be a 1960 Corvette but many of the components indicate that it appears to be a 58/59 Corvette. This is why I believe it to be a bigger deal that just a homemade VIN plate also located in entirely the wrong area for a 1960 Corvette.

Was it presented to you that the 1960 corvette was restored with 1960 parts?

What was told to you?

Have you taken the vehicle to an expert to have it evaluated?

What exactly are you wanting to do - get your money back or what?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


I have consulted with experts that have advised me to return the car. If I try to register the car it could be impounded for obvious VIN tampering. If I try to get it corrected, than I run the risk of a state issued 17 digit VIN which is the kiss of death as far as a value hit for a expensive classic car. The Dealer knows this. They cannot tell for sure what model year the car is without a legit VIN.

Then I would inform the dealer that you want your money back given the facts and circumstances. That you are not an "expert" BUT, after talking to experts, they have advised given the facts and circumstances that this vehicle is a problem and not how described and presented to you originally when you purchased the vehicle.

In fact, you can make a valid claim for "fraud" and "misrepresentation" in addition to a breach of contract claim against the dealer.

The dealer does sound very shaky and shady given their response "Seller offered to get me in touch with a guy who sells replacement VIN plates."

The seller clearly knew or should have known of the problem. But for your performing your due diligence and talking to other experts you might not have realized the problems with the vehicle.

That all should have been disclosed by the dealer. Their failure to inform you is patent fraud and misrepresentation which allow you to get your money back PLUS any additional expenses incurred if you would have to file suit in the matter.


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