From a Facebook member a few minutes ago.......
“What a day!!! I just picked up my 1971 Agave 2002 from the mechanics shop that I purchased from Bavarian Klass. The $2900.00 bill was a shocker. Well the car I purchased from BK was billed as an almost complete project on Craigslist but when I spoke with BK he noted there was not much to do, and I could send it to the “Hobby Shop” a local shop near where he lived in Oregon to finish it and make it a good driver. He sent me numerous pictures of the car in various stages of paint and repair. I paid the $1700.00 he said was the cost of the repair to do all brakes, fix the clutch that he said was like new and install the drive train. The car was supposed to be driving at that time and he showed me a screen shot of the bill from the hobby shop. The pictures looked good and when I had a question about something that did not look correct, it was replied with "it is just a shadow" or I’ll fix that before I ship.
After I paid $8000.00 for the car, $1700.00 to the shop and $1700.00 for shipping I was shocked when the car arrived. Rocky said the car was in excellent shape and from the pictures it looked like it except for a few things. Here are a few things we discussed:
He noted that he took the car to the painter for a color sanding and buffing – That never happened, and the car defiantly needs it. Very poor prep on the car and lots of dirt in the paint and panels that needed more attention.
He noted that the car was shifting bad when he loaded it on the carrier and he said the system needed to be bled (Funny I was charged for the master cylinder and the bleeding of the clutch system) Well when car arrived the clutch pedal was on the floor.
My repair shop removed the clutch and the clutch, pressure plate and bearing were rusted so I had to have them all replaced.
All the hoses were incorrect and needed to be replaced, the sway bars needed to be installed. Valve cover needed to be replaced. Done
All these were supposed to be completed by BK!!!
So here is the best part. I called the Hobby Shop to ask about the work and they noted that they did not work on the car. BK said they kept it off the books so I can get a discount. Yea right... So please be careful when buying overpriced stuff from him as he jsut gets it for a steal from an old guy that has dozens of old O2's in a field.
So now I have $14.300.00 in a car that is worth 7-8k. BK refunded my money for the "repair" when I threatened to sue.
My next post will have the car for sale. It's now a decent project.
Anyone have the same experience?”