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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

..to help me find an attorney, preferably one who is a known quantity and has experience dealing with vintage car related cases.
Really appreciate any leads - thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

You might need to be a little more clear. "Vintage car cases" is not really an specific area of focus.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

specifically it involves misrepresentation of a motor vehicle's condition - in this case a supposedly restored engine that now needs a total rebuild - documentation that was offered up (eg invoice for the work done) at the time of inspection was in fact for a different car. If the correct invoice had been made available I would have known the short block showed cam wear and the owner had elected to do nothing about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

"Buyer Beware"

A very old truth. Sorry you didn't listen to it. You've no one to blame but yourself.

Mop up your spilled milk, rebuild your engine and move forward.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

I'd agree with you except the documentation I was given at the time of inspection said the engine had been rebuilt . It was the incorrect invoice for the work done. If the seller had given me the invoice that actually was for the car I would have seen the mechanic noted cam wear and pitting and that no action had been taken by the owner at that time to fix it. So, even though I flew to Denver to inspect and drive the car and had a PPI done by someone conversant in the field without the correct invoice we had no way of knowing that the total rebuild the seller described in the ad for the car had not really happened at all. If I had seen "cam wear" on the invoice I was given I would have factored a rebuild into the offer for the car. After it was delivered I put 60 miles on the car when it started having unrelated hesitation problems. When my mechanic was tuning it he heard noises at #3 cylinder when he pulled the wire from it and that's what made him tear down the engine....
The only reason I have the correct invoice at all is that the seller threw the mechanic under the bus for all of this and gave me his contact info. That's when the invoice issue came to light. But buyer beware - absolutely - I did everything right and now am stuck dealing with this mess.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

New Motor, $3500

Attorney Fees after you win, $7000
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

I don't have any experience with this myself but the dollar amount involved sounds like a matter for small claims court, which does not require an attorney.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

You had a PPI done and it doesn't matter subsequent to that. Last document in standard. In your mind (only) you were wronged. This is just real world advice. As someone stated earlier, it will cost you $7000 to win a $3500 civil case. Or go to small claims court where you will loose because of time. Hard pill to swallow, but without costly representation, it is what it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:14 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

mauibarber wrote:
New Motor, $3500

Attorney Fees after you win, $7000


True, cut your losses, and move on with life.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

Move on, small claims tough to collect even if you win.
Just throwing good money after bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for help in the Denver Colorado area.... Reply with quote

Of course you can always out the offending party on the good ol’ net to make any other prospective victims aware of the sellers shady practices, much like the feedback feature here.

Wouldn’t be the first time someone was shredded.
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