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Buying a Lamborghini from a prostitute

I came across this -- it's a fascinating story, and the guy has a ton of similarly amazing stories from his time in the car business.
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January 12th, 2018 4:32pm
He completely took advantage of her holding to $30k for that car.

Under state law, she didn't have to pay for any repairs that weren't authorized. The guys that dropped it off asked for an estimate of how much it would take to fix, they didn't authorize fixes, nor could they as they were not the owner.

If she was street smart she'd have simply said, no, give me the car back. Any negotiation would have been negotiating down the $20k for the clutch repair and new tires.

He got her credit report and records and then put the details and her name, and the VIN which is linked to her real name, in his book and on the web. This is a violation of his contract with the credit agencies and of consumer privacy laws.
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January 12th, 2018 4:57pm
The car was worth maybe $75k at that point (in good, running condition, which it wasn't).

Even after paying her the $30k, he was going to have to put $20k in repairs into it.  And as you saw, they did negotiate, it's just that she was really bad at it (wasn't willing to walk away with her car).

But TBH, there was maybe one other place in Atlanta that worked on Lamborghinis, and if she didn't already have a relationship with them, she's kind of stuck for getting it fixed.
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January 12th, 2018 5:49pm
Personally, I want to know how she got in and out of the car.

Physically, that is.

What with her having a 50" waist and all.
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January 12th, 2018 5:50pm
Ooops - 50" hip measurement. Not waist.
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January 12th, 2018 5:51pm
The car had less than 12,000 miles on it when it was last sold, in New York last year, for $98,000.
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January 12th, 2018 5:56pm
Lamborghinis aren't for driving, they're for looking at.
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January 13th, 2018 5:59am
Lamborgini's are for racing.

These Volkswagen products, like Bentleys, Porches and Audi's, are meant to compete with Ferrari's, BMW's, Mercedeses and, God help us, Fords and Chevies.
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January 13th, 2018 6:17am

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