• Report: #468845

Complaint Review: Coyote Classics

  • Submitted: Sun, July 12, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, September 09, 2009

  • Reported By:American Canyon California
Coyote Classics
702 N 1st. Ste. 1 Greene, Iowa U.S.A.

Coyote Classics Grossly over stated car condition & told direct lies in answering specific questions I presented Greene Iowa

* : A Fool & His Money

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September of 2008 I purchased a 1955 Ford Customline 2 door sedan that I found on the Coyote Classics web site. I had been searching for this model year for several months hoping to replace a motorcycle that I can no longer ride due to disabilities.

The sell price was appx. $10,999. After researching values I offered less than $10,000, & settled on $10,300.
The actual purchase took 3 or 4 months, as I wanted to make certain that I was not going to be burned in my selection of this 55 Ford.

The seller posted many photos of the car which I studied carefully for hours every day. There were several items in particular that I found troublesome.

In every instance I asked for explanations. In every instance the explanations given turned out to be bold faced lies. This car was claimed to be a great running car & a show winner. The list of glaring flaws is lengthy, but a few of the worst are as follows:

Engine is powerless & smokes heavily
Transmission wines & clunks
Paint is poor amateur quality at best, full of horrible patches, runs, overspray, & chips.

Upholstery consists of cheap seat covers over broken down springs, several tears, & a near comical headliner installation.

I have been able to drive the car far less than 100 miles since I got it, & it sets in my garage broken down again as I write.

Trim pieces, emblems, armrests, sunvisors, air breather, trunk liner, bumper jack, usable spare, & bumper guards are missing.

Visible rust at the rocker panels & along the roof lines continue to cause destruction. Gaps on panels & doors seem to indicate a front end crash in it's past
The bumpers are both rusted & apparently sprayed with paint in an effort to cover.

The front crossmember is rusted through, steering is very sloppy, & brakes are bad.

All of these items were explained as normal for a car this old. All of this after I was assured that the cosmetic items were bad camera lighting & mechanically it was perfect. Prior to discovering that this car is way, way, way, worse than described I accepted appx. $700. from seller in order to pick up missing trim & misc. parts. I was to quit complaining & leave Coyote alone. A year later knowing that I have been totally ripped off I must make every effort to remedy the situation.

Wife is recently unemployed & as I was at the purchase time I am disabled.

This owner (Mr. Chad Austin) knew my dire financial & medical situation & not unlike the Madoffs of the world he allowed greed to disrupt my life, empty my life savings & cause repurcussions far beyond anything I imagined.

American Canyon, California

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/12/2009 03:44 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Coyote-Classics/Greene-Iowa-50636-7707/Coyote-Classics-Grossly-over-stated-car-condition-told-direct-lies-in-answering-specific-468845. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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A Fool & His Money

AUTHOR: Eddie - (U.S.A.)

My Mistake.

I posted the complaint & proceeded with my efforts to warn the world.

What I failed to mention is vital to this report.

I bought this car sight unseen, in spite of all warnings against doing so.

I never even had it inspected by an expert.

No 2 men will always agree on what exactly constitues a good car from bad. Especially in the field of collector cars.

I was a fool with money, & I must now pay the price.

Do not believe only 1 side of stories, as all do truly have 2 sides.

I can't say with any certaintity that Coyote Classics intentionally sold me a car that is  beyond repair.

I suggest that one should form their own opinions regarding anything anyone has to say about another. I have nothing more than my opinion. I made the mistake & now I will pay.

If interested in buying a collector car, or anything...Please do as the experts say. Make sure you can afford it & make absolutely certain that you personally inspect your item prior to squandering your cash.

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