My name is Gordon and I have been dealing with Stephan Pate and Restoration Werks since early 2007. The following is part of what has been sent to the FTC, BBB and attorney general of KY & MN.
I met Stephan Pate of Restoration Werks in Minnesota where I was having him work on a old 1000 Kawasaki. He found a Harris rolling chassis on Ebay and on his recommendation I purchased it. He did around $2500. of work on it while I had another party do work on the engine.
The motor work took a lot longer than we had anticipated and Stephan moved his shop to Louisville. We agreed for him to bring the frame with him and we would sell it from there or I would pic it up. We agreed to try to find a buyer for it if we could by word of mouth or internet. I was looking to get around $6000. We had an on going conversation on facebook and talked on the phone when Stephan wasn't "to busy".
I got this message in Dec. [continued below]....
..... "Hey man. I have a guy here today that I know that is interested seriously in your Harris. He's a cash buyer and ready to go. He's offered $4k for the chassis setup and exhaust that is here. given the market on this stuff *now*, as opposed to when you bought, I think this is a very fair offer... and it's real. I could have the cash or check or whatever, today. Whattya want to do? My recommendation, in case you are interested, is to take it."
My response was to call but only could leave ok let's sell and hey what's going on voice messages.
Me:6th Dec facebook
Sent you a message a while back saying ok lets sell, did you get it. Is there still interest.
It apparently it gets sold and I leave regular phone and face book messages, in Feb, Mar, Apr.
I hear nothing from him for five months.
I find a buyer for the bike and call him april 30th to let him know and to make arrangements for pic up. Stephan calls me and tells me he sold it in Nov 2011 for $4800. and would call me back to make arrangements to pay me. He has not yet done thatThis a rare British racing sport bike and matched with my engine it could bring $12,000 to $15,000 to a collector.