Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Jefferson, Georgia.
This is a long thread, I didn’t read very much, but likely this car was sold on consignment, at least that is how many and perhaps most of these vintage dealerships work. So the claim is actually that of some owner and not the dealer, but regardless you should have had the car checked out or had some provisions for returning it if the car was not the same as how it was presented.
However, unless you paid way too much and are upside down by a significant sum with the current value verses what you spent, you should be able to fix these rust issues for an amount that will not leave you too much worse off in the value to investment ratio. The floor is really not bad given how most of these look.
And the longer you own it, if you keep the car in good condition and keep making improvements you’ll likely get to a break even point or maybe you’ll get slightly ahead. Most people are upside down with the value, so don’t let it bother you so much. Crap, it’s got a CJ motor, it’s gotta be a blast to own, so fix it, love it, and have fun. People lie, are you really surprised?
And the claim that this does not happen in Europe is BS, it happens EXACTLY the same way. When you start to make claims like that your credibility is diminished. You didn’t do your homework, you fell in love with a picture and you were mislead, it happens all the time and it happens in Europe and you have the same recourse here as there, at least you do in some parts of Europe, not all because parts of Europe leave you with zero chances of having a path for recourse. Me thinks you protest too much, fix it and move on. You learned a lesson.
Last edited by 66stangFb; 06-28-2018 at 03:02 PM.