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    1. Member Dr.AK's Avatar
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      05-15-2019 12:34 PM #1
      Just heard of this on the news as it'S local to me.

      There's this place called Classic Remise. You may remember a post I did about it some years ago: https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...e-D%FCsseldorf

      Anyways, there's a few classic car dealerships in there.

      On monday, some guy apparently faked interested in the car and they set up a test drive. Together with the salesman they went on the road and some time later stopped to change drivers. The thief used this chance and sped off with the GTO before the salesman could get back in the car.

      Yesterday evening the car was found in a local rental garage, just 20kms away.


      Here's some pics when they recovered it:












      German news article for anyone interested: https://rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/due...t_aid-38776207


      Who even is dumb enough to steal something as high profile as this? I mean, you can't use it yourself and I imagine with a car this high profile selling is out of the question, even if you were to transport it to some eastern block countries...
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      05-15-2019 12:43 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr.AK View Post
      Who even is dumb enough to steal something as high profile as this? I mean, you can't use it yourself and I imagine with a car this high profile selling is out of the question, even if you were to transport it to some eastern block countries...
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      05-15-2019 12:53 PM #3
      Interesting! I visited Classic Remise last year when I was in Berlin. Very interesting arrangement and folks were pretty laid back there as well. They had some fantastic vehicles when I was there, including an Audi quattro signed by Walter Rohrl.

      So how did they end up finding the location of the stolen car? Was there a tracker on the car or some type of chatter about someone's new "acquisition"?

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      05-15-2019 01:05 PM #4
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      05-15-2019 01:07 PM #5
      The infamous F50 stolen from Algar Ferrari back in '03 was later recovered and then wrecked by boneheaded FBI agents.

      https://jalopnik.com/fbi-totals-ferr...insura-5769631

      The car was actually stolen while I lived about 5 miles away, and I saw that actual F50 in the showroom a couple times. /CSB
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      05-15-2019 01:16 PM #6
      This reminds me of the classic problem of how are you suppose to sell a motorcycle without letting the customer take it for a test drive? I don't remember how but I managed to sell a couple of motorcycles (Yamaha 550 Maxim, Kawasaki Ninja) without my customers making a run for it.

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      05-15-2019 01:18 PM #7
      Test drive???? Sorry, this is how much it is and who you write the check to, it is a 288 GT effin' O. You know what it is.
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      05-15-2019 01:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by antilock View Post
      This reminds me of the classic problem of how are you suppose to sell a motorcycle without letting the customer take it for a test drive? I don't remember how but I managed to sell a couple of motorcycles (Yamaha 550 Maxim, Kawasaki Ninja) without my customers making a run for it.
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      05-15-2019 01:36 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
      Test drive???? Sorry, this is how much it is and who you write the check to, it is a 288 GT effin' O. You know what it is.
      Pretty much this. There's surely going to be someone who will buy it without a test drive. These go through auctions without test drives anyway.

      I just checked mobile.de: exactly zero 288 GTO's, but ten F40's.

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      05-15-2019 01:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by antilock View Post
      This reminds me of the classic problem of how are you suppose to sell a motorcycle without letting the customer take it for a test drive? I don't remember how but I managed to sell a couple of motorcycles (Yamaha 550 Maxim, Kawasaki Ninja) without my customers making a run for it.

      Easy--I make them give me my full asking price in cash, and they can go for a ride. If it comes back in any condition other than the same in which it left, the bike is theirs and the cash is mine.

      If they say "I don't have that money on me" then I ask how they intended to buy the bike.
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      05-15-2019 01:51 PM #11
      Salesman fail. When I used to train new sales guys, it was always turn off the car, and keep the key when you switch seats. Only when the customer is in the drivers seat, adjusted and comfortable and you're next to them that you give them the keys.

      All that goes out the window if the customer has a gun though.
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      05-15-2019 01:56 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Abe Froman View Post
      Easy--I make them give me my full asking price in cash, and they can go for a ride. If it comes back in any condition other than the same in which it left, the bike is theirs and the cash is mine.

      If they say "I don't have that money on me" then I ask how they intended to buy the bike.
      I write up a "You break it you buy it," make them sign it, and make a copy of their license.

      They always come with somebody else or leave a vehicle behind. If they get dropped off, red flags go up. If I have another bike, I will go with them, sometimes.

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