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Re: A deal that may be too good to be true

To: David <dcrawfor@san.rr.com>, healeys@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: A deal that may be too good to be true
From: Lee Mairs <lmairs@sagcorp.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:49:05 -0400
I forgot to mention that the previous owner had David Nock at British Car 
Specialists go over the car with a fine toothed comb.  I talked with those 
folks over the phone before buying my plane ticket to SFO.  My point in this 
post is that even tho I had a reputable person inspect the car (although I 
honestly didn't know it at the time), I still went out to deliver the check 
after seeing the car.  I then arranged for somebody to haul it back to the 
Northern VA area.  It arrived with the right rear tire flat and the gas tank 
leaking like a sieve.  I replaced the gas tank and fixed the tire and all 
was right with the world, especially after I joined the CAAHC and 
participated in a few of their great activities (aside from the terrible 
Mexican Food at the place where monthly meetings were held!)

Lee Mairs
Romney, WV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David" <dcrawfor@san.rr.com>
To: "Lee Mairs" <lmairs@sagcorp.com>; <healeys@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: A deal that may be too good to be true

> Lee,
> I bought my BN1 a few years ago from a fellow who had advertised it on
> eBay without getting a  single bid.  A week later I sent an email
> asking if the car was still for sale. We exchanged emails, offers and
> counter offers, 35 photos and phone calls, and after verifying that he
> was indeed a reputable dealer in vintage cars (owns an active
> dealership in St. Louis), we came to an agreement. He got his check
> and I got my Healey.  We were both pleased with the transaction.  I
> still am.  We still exchange emails now and then.  Nice to make new
> friends.
> David
> San Diego
> '54BN1
> '60 MGA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lee Mairs
> To: healeys@autox.team.net
> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 1:51 PM
> Subject: Re: A deal that may be too good to be true
> I bought my 1962 BT-7 Tri-carb off EBay, but I flew to San Francisco
> and
> drove to Stockton to make sure it was what had been advertised.  I
> actually
> wanted to get out of the deal, but the low account, no good seller had
> it
> sitting in the driveway all polished and shiny with the top down.
> I didn't have a chance...
> Lee Mairs
> Romney, WV
> BT7 Tri-Carb

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