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Post subject: 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, for $54,900 on eBay  PostPosted: Dec 01, 2015 - 07:36 AM
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Just a heads up regarding the 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, 22000 miles for $54,900 for sale currently on eBay.
As I researched this build, I found out some interesting details. First, this car was built for GTA Exotic Rental Company in Toronto. It was built and issued a VIN and registered. GTA misrepresented its customers (claiming they were renting a real Lambo) and abused and used the car daily only on their racetrack. Look at the seats all torn from excess customer use. In fact, it had to have the transmission redone due to the hard driving of the rental customers.
Second, the speedometer was an issue from the start, a huge signal generator at the transmission kept constantly falling off, so how the current mileage is accurate with a broken speedo, also confuses me.
Then miraculously it was sold to a car dealer in Texas without any receipts, the VIN was somehow removed, and it had no registration or title. Why a dealer would even purchase such a mess, I have yet to figure out. If anyone knows the licensing/registration issues, a dealer would. In addition, I heard through the grapevine, that it may have been written off as stolen.
So, I emailed the rental company to ask about details of the car, if they had the receipts and build proof and their response was “If the car has no VIN or title how did you get to contacting me”. Stewart Wilson, Manager, GTA EXOTICS.
I found this response very defensive, cover up like and suspicious. I have yet to respond.
Either way, now the car is in Texas at NCAE Motors and the dealer has it for sale. He has used his dealer plates and also has never registered it. I asked him about the terms of the purchase from GTA and he confirmed “Yes, your info is correct. I never received any vin info and I don t think the vin would be allowed transferred to the USA so I was going to act like it was a new build and assign it a USA vin”. Although he never has!!! Again, he claims he got it with 16,000 miles and it now has 22,000 and a broken speedo. That does not add up to me!!!
He also claims “I run a business full time, I wish I had more time...but if I did I would keep and enjoy the car more. I don t have anytime. That’s why I’m selling the car for a great price and taking a loss. Thx. Funny considering his website only lists 7 cars he has for sale.
I checked with 5 different state DMVs and they all require extensive receipts and build info to consider issuing a VIN and allowing the car to be street legal. In fact, if somebody buys this car, they will need to prove that no stolen parts have been used. Who knows what will surface from Canada on this topic???
In short, beware of this car. It is a shame that it was built by such a professional and then seriously abused and tarnished by the owners thereafter.
 
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Post subject: RE: 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, for $54,900 on eBay  PostPosted: Dec 01, 2015 - 03:57 PM
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I dont think it would be to difficult to get the details on the build, the builder is a very well respected member of this forum, Jim Dinner

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Post subject: RE: 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, for $54,900 on eBay  PostPosted: Dec 04, 2015 - 02:22 AM
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Just got word from Metro Toronto Police after an investigation. It's all above board and exported legally. USA didn't recognize the VIN so it was removed with the intention of getting a new one in the USA.
Oh what fun it is with constructed vehicles.

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Post subject: RE: 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, for $54,900 on eBay  PostPosted: Dec 04, 2015 - 02:26 AM
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Also, if it is still the same owner that I know, E.B. from Dallas Texas, he is a great guy. His full time business is not selling cars, it is night clubs.

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Post subject: RE: 1980 Diablo Roadster Replica, for $54,900 on eBay  PostPosted: Dec 04, 2015 - 01:10 PM
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So then between this great guy in Dallas and the legal sale from GTA how has everything disappeared and gone wrong?
 
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U.S.A. didn't recognize or honor the vin from canada

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Okay. But where are the receipts and build paperwork?
 
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Should not be that difficult, especially since you know who the builder is....

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Jim says he doesn't have any. He gave to GTA and current owner has none.
 
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