"My Purchase from 3,000 Miles Away"
- Raguso, Alan 2525
I live 3,000 miles away and purchased a classic car with better service, pricing, repair work and shipping that I could ever hope for here in my home area. I have been a real estate property manager for almost 35 years. I'm hard to impress but I was impressed. The car was delivered to me on my birthday as promised. A lot of effort was put in by Zegin Braun, an excellent mechanic and a top flight shipping company. Everyone stayed coordinated and kept themselves and myself in the loop. Thanks!
"Misrepresented 65 Mustang Fastback GT"
Transmission was listed as "recently rebuilt" (1500 miles ago) -- however it regularly slips out of 2nd and 3rd gear. Also not always easy into 1st gear. According to my internet research, this is a classic mistake in rebuilt Borg Warner tranny -- supposedly Torque-Lok sliders would have prevented this. Now tranny will have to be dropped and this work done. Not cheap.
Interior - door panels do not fit properly, especially trim. Center console is not screwed down, just sitting in place unattached. Shift lever boot is a mess, with ugly glue marks all over it. Temp gauge is not functional.
Paint is shiny, but has numerous flaws, splits and cracks. Overspray all over the drip rails. Would need to be completely repainted to be considered "investment grade." (This car was not cheap.) In addition, some of the "MUSTANG" letters appeared to be tacked on with a soft glue, and could easily be pulled off by hand.
Engine runs well when warm, but will not idle when cold -- will need to install a manual choke for this.
All of this is fixable, but not cheaply. Overall I would say this car was misrepresented. If I had known about all of these issues, probably would have paid 10 grand less than I did.
Very professional and prompt throughout the entire transaction. Questions or concerns were answered quickly. Always available to speak with on the phone (no voicemail delay), which is not always the case in business. Very happy with my purchase.