Fools And Their Money At Car Week Auctions

A lot can change in the four years she had the car. Plus don’t trust the seller – get verification that the car is a “numbers matching” vehicle. I’d take a $2,500 Toyota to a mechanic to check out.

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A Newport Beach woman who purchased a 1967 Porsche in Monterey for the princely sum of $200,000 alleges that the dealer misrepresented the car, and she’s filed a lawsuit to try to recoup her money. In a complaint filed Jan. 29 in Monterey County Superior Court, Linda Reeves alleges that on Aug. 17, 2015, she purchased a Porsche 911 S from Legendary Motorcars.

The only online reference to the car in question is a listing at an Aug. 13-15, 2015, Monterey auction. The listing describes it as slate gray with a red interior, and an estimated value of $285,000 to $325,000.

However, when Reeves went to sell the sports car last year, she found that the digits did not match, an indication the car was not factory original.

Fools And Their Money At Car Week Auctions

Car Week Kitty Barfs Up A $64,000 Jeep

Buyer claiming the add ons are not what he was led to believe.

That is an ugly jeep. Looks Mall Rated with all the add ons that must have been listed at full retail price. Why did he not get it appraised before handing over the money?

64000 Jeep

David Schnayer says that on Aug. 17, he paid $64,365.50 to purchase a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Custom from Mecum Auctions. “The dealer represented that, among other things, the car included an ‘estimated $110,000 invested in the build of this one-of-a-kind custom Jeep,” the lawsuit says. The information about the upgrades, Schnayer said, was on a description card posted in the Jeep’s window at the auction. The information is also on Mecum’s website.

But when Schnayer got the Jeep home, he says he discovered the vehicle did not have nearly $110,000 in upgrades.

Car Week Kitty Barfs Up A $64,000 Jeep

Golf Course Car Auction Returns

Red Ferraris On Golf Course

The only issue, according to Ciani, was that some black oystercatchers and Heerann’s gulls were disturbed when a photographer tried to launch a drone near the auction tent.

Ciani added that the photographer was “very responsive to our concerns about wildlife disturbance,” and he later set the drone off near the lighthouse, which allowed him to film “without disturbing the birds on the way up.”

Harvey was unaware of the incident, and said he didn’t think it had been reported to city hall or the police, but said he would follow up with Ciani, the photographer and Worldwide Auctioneers.

Golf Course Car Auction Returns

Another Car Auction On The Golf Course

Wine tasting, concerts and a farmers market lining up to plant commerce on the grass instead of whacking balls with clubs.

Red Ferraris On Golf Course

For the second year in a row, the California Coastal Commission has given Pacific Grove the OK to hold a high end automobile auction on the 18th Hole of the city’s golf course — one of many events that city manager Ben Harvey announced P.G. is planning to pursue at the scenic location.

Another Car Auction On The Golf Course

Harveyspeak: We’re Not Doing Work In A Nature Preserve . .

. . . We’re doing improvements to a recreation zone.

All to bring a car auction circus to the golf course. Will Morrie Fisher get free admission?

Red Ferraris On Golf Course

City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Ben Harvey to enter into a five-year agreement with Worldwide Auctioneers for the annual car auction special event to take place on the 18th fairway during Classic Car Week in August.

In doing so, council members also approved proposed changes to the golf course’s 18th hole designed to accommodate the auction event, which displays more than 60 vintage automobiles ranging in price from $50,000 to $2 million. Specifically, the improvements would involve leveling a portion of the hole, which includes grading and filling, cart path realignment and the installation of a pedestrian walkway along Asilomar Boulevard.

Harveyspeak: We’re Not Doing Work In A Nature Preserve . .

Corvette Stolen In P.G. Back In Hands Of Its Owner

Not much involvement by police. It was widespread Internet attention that made the car too hot and led to it getting recovered.

Monahan got word late Friday from a San Jose resident who noticed the car parked near his house for about a week. The man contacted his nephew, shared a picture of the deserted car, and his nephew told him to call Monahan.

“The nephew said it looked like one that was stolen out of Pacific Grove,” Monahan said. The nephew had seen the stolen Corvette on the Internet, where the theft gained wide publicity. His uncle’s call came at 8 p.m. Friday, and Monahan hitched his trailer to his truck and was on the road two hours later.

He picked up the Corvette at 2 a.m. Saturday, got the OK from San Jose police and brought it home that morning.

Corvette Stolen In P.G. Back In Hands Of Its Owner

Car Week Thieves Take Corvette In P.G.

The police commander says it’s a rare thing to happen. Don’t forget all the motorcycles stolen during Moto GP week.

Meanwhile, the P.G. cops let the car thieves go on own recognizance.

Pacific Grove police said Wednesday that an El Dorado County resident reported his 1962 red Corvette vanished after he parked it late Saturday at a bed and breakfast.

The theft apparently occurred between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., police Cmdr. John Miller said.

The owner said he parked at the lodging in the 300 block of Central Avenue and discovered the car missing an hour later when a friend came by.

The car owner said whoever took it must not have started the engine because he said “he would have heard if it was fired up,” Miller said.

Seen this car? Call the owner below. Don’t let the image of Pacific Grove get tarnished by indifferent cops.

Stolen Corvette
A Police report has been filed with the Pacific Grove Police Department. PG1300883
Please contact owner, Pat 916