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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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Ugh, wonderful. Thanks for the info though. Have an attorney already. We are waiting on the doc's from customs and then respond accordingly. So this truck, if not destroyed, will have to be sent back to the UK and I will have to fight with MRM to get my money back I guess. Great. Does anyone have experience with MRM? I did some diligence on them prior to buying. Clearly I didnt do enough......
As I said in the previous post, MRM is the prototypical cheap-ass, borderline gypsy dealer that has a very low standard of quality.
Years ago, I looked into a Camel Trophy 110 that was supposedly a genuine CT body on a 1984 frame. Aside from it being a total fright pig, Matt was a little too evasive about questions regarding frame VIN and VIN plaque on the brake booster. Then I checked with a few UK boards and a few folks on this board that confirmed my thoughts.

I don't think he's into "stealing" your money so much as he's not interested in what happens once he recieves your wire transfer. Good luck getting your money back, but I wouldn't hold much hope. Best thing you could do is cut your losses and call some reputable shops in the UK and see if they want to buy it for $0.50 on the dollar (or GBP). The sooner you simply cut your losses and try to arrange a container/shipment back to country of origin the better IMO because it certaintly is NOT going to clear customs here based on what has been going on. I don't care if you hired Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian & F.Lee Bailey as Counsel.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Ugh, wonderful. Thanks for the info though. Have an attorney already. We are waiting on the doc's from customs and then respond accordingly. So this truck, if not destroyed, will have to be sent back to the UK and I will have to fight with MRM to get my money back I guess. Great. Does anyone have experience with MRM? I did some diligence on them prior to buying. Clearly I didnt do enough......
There used to be more threads - I thought Uncle Douglas started one on them once (can't find it) - but good luck with Matt at MRM...not the best reputation when something goes wrong.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Send it back asap every day it sits on the docks you are incurring charges. There is nothing an attorney can do the Rover is not importable end of story.
Try something like the small claims court in the UK
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Old April 16th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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So the general consensus is that i am screwed......awesome.
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So the general consensus is that i am screwed......awesome.


Damn that's terrible.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Devin, if your attorney does not specialize in US import/export law you may want to consider finding a specialist. Should your vehicle be seized you will be allowed to petition for relief. Based on your circumstances your petition may be accepted and Customs will release the vehicle for export to anywhere but Mexico and Canada. If you need a reference for an attorney, Peter Quinter in South Florida is an import/export attorney and from what I gather is well versed.

My advice is you try to work with the Seller and save the threats of legal action only if he is unwilling to help and you are sure what he has done actually broke the law in England.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Do you know how much you are being charged per day at present while the vehicle is impounded ?
Get a time frame from your lawyer to weigh the costs of further action and sending it back.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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IMO, the storage fees are probably not going to break the bank, per se. The attorney, transport and 87Defender proceeds outside North America might be a bigger problems. Again, I advise Devin contact the Seller to discuss his potential assistance throughout this process. He will need an importer of record, a location to transport the vehicle and store the vehilce and assistance unloading it.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Send it back asap every day it sits on the docks you are incurring charges. There is nothing an attorney can do the Rover is not importable end of story.
Ken,
This isn't an option he has until Customs says it is.


Devin,
Good talking to you today and I hope things work out for you.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Chalk this 1987 Ex-MOD 110 as a successful import.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Congrats, looks good. What are your plans for it?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Congrats, looks good. What are your plans for it?
Fix the seized transmission brake linkage and put the rear driveshaft back on. Fix the clutch master cylinder that's pissing fluid all over the floor. Fix the ignition that the moron meth addicts who drive cars off ROROs broke a key off in. Drive her safely back to Colorado....I hope....
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Chalk this 1987 Ex-MOD 110 as a successful import.
Very nice looking 110 Chris, looks just like another I know of not far away!
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Chalk this 1987 Ex-MOD 110 as a successful import.
And that makes a complete mockery of the whole import 'as original' spec for an '87 ex-mod 110.

Didn't leave Sollihul with a Wolf FG hard top, Wolf wheels, extended roll bar round the windshield, chequer plate etc... and how many of the panels were replaced with new during the MOD 'Tithonus' refurbishment.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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And that makes a complete mockery of the whole import 'as original' spec for an '87 ex-mod 110.

Didn't leave Sollihul with a Wolf FG hard top, Wolf wheels, extended roll bar round the windshield, chequer plate etc... and how many of the panels were replaced with new during the MOD 'Tithonus' refurbishment.

Nice truck by the way....
If its anything like mine, then looking at the thickness of the multiple layers of paint on the body, no panels were replaced. The vehicle configuration is the same as when it was produced (LHD hard top 110 FFR), the wheels are the same size on the same size tyres, chequer plate is a rivet on addition but does not alter the configuration of the vehicle. It has the same chassis, axles, engine model, transmission, door style, and lack of modern creature comforts as when it left the factory. Its not exactly a 2013 Tdci popped onto a new galvanized chassis with the VIN transferred over is it now.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:21 PM
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The vehicle configuration is the same as when it was produced (LHD hard top 110 FFR), .
I'm not disputing that... but the FG hard top wasn't introduced until about '96 on the Wolf... what's the difference between that and fitting Puma seats...
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:36 PM
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The difference is that those rebuilds are all nice and minty. Mine smells like an infantryman's testicles inside and on close inspection, it's obviously a 25 year old piece of shit like all the rest of the legit imports.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:41 PM
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The difference is that those rebuilds are all nice and minty. Mine smells like an infantryman's testicles inside and on close inspection, it's obviously a 25 year old piece of shit like all the rest of the legit imports.
Should I even ask how you are familiar with that scent?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:55 PM
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