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My 19 month wait finally ended on Monday!!


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post-3351-1162600049_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162600001_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162599976_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162599930_thumb.jpgI went through hell getting my Shelby, but after driving it this week all I got to say is it was worth the wait and all the BS it took to get it. Here is a summary of what it took for me to get it.

 

3/29/05 Left deposit with dealer, my worksheet stated "price not to exceed MSRP".

 

8/1/05 Notified by dealer that they do not intend on honoring my deal. I was given the option of having my deposit refunded or keeping my place on the waiting list (#1). Needless to say, I didn't ask for the deposit back. I contacted my attorney and he said that I should do nothing at this point, but call him back when I place the order.

 

3/23/06 My original order is placed. I immediately contact my attorney.

 

4/3/06 I meet with my attorney and we draft a letter to stealership requesting written assurances that they will honor my deal as written. Letter is sent.

 

4/11/06 We recieve a letter from stealership attorney that they do not intend on honoring my deal and that I will have to pay 15K ADM.

 

4/19/06 We file a civil lawsuit against dealer for Fraudulent/Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Voilation of Unfair Trade Practices, Breach of Contract.

 

6/1/06 I'm informed that owner of dealership changed my order in April and took my car for himself. Now I'm starting to get pissed.

 

7/12/06 We recieve a fax from dealers attorney, they have finally agreed to sell me the Shelby at MSRP!! Things are starting to look good, but there are issues with the timing of dropping the lawsuit, ordering the car and delivery. We hold our ground, the lawsuit will not be dropped until I take delivery. I'm not taking the chance of having the rug pulled out from under me. As I told my attorney, I have the hammer (lawsuit) and I'm not putting down until the car is in my possession.

 

8/26/06 The dealer finally agrees to order my car before the lawsuit is dropped. The release for the lawsuit is drawn up and all parties agree on the terms. The order is placed!!

 

10/17/06 My attorney leaves me a message that my car has arrived, but I'm out of town until Saturday. :censored:

 

10/21/06 I go up to see the Shelby, it's un :censored: believable. I'm psyched.

 

10/23/06 I pay for the Shelby, delivery should be today or tomorrow so I think. The rest of the week I won't talk about except to say that it was a cluster :censored: .

 

10/30/06 I sign release and finally get my Shelby. :rockon: Here are some pictures.

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post-3351-1162600049_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162600001_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162599976_thumb.jpgpost-3351-1162599930_thumb.jpgI went through hell getting my Shelby, but after driving it this week all I got to say is it was worth the wait and all the BS it took to get it. Here is a summary of what it took for me to get it.

 

3/29/05 Left deposit with dealer, my worksheet stated "price not to exceed MSRP".

 

8/1/05 Notified by dealer that they do not intend on honoring my deal. I was given the option of having my deposit refunded or keeping my place on the waiting list (#1). Needless to say, I didn't ask for the deposit back. I contacted my attorney and he said that I should do nothing at this point, but call him back when I place the order.

 

3/23/06 My original order is placed. I immediately contact my attorney.

 

4/3/06 I meet with my attorney and we draft a letter to stealership requesting written assurances that they will honor my deal as written. Letter is sent.

 

4/11/06 We recieve a letter from stealership attorney that they do not intend on honoring my deal and that I will have to pay 15K ADM.

 

4/19/06 We file a civil lawsuit against dealer for Fraudulent/Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Voilation of Unfair Trade Practices, Breach of Contract.

 

6/1/06 I'm informed that owner of dealership changed my order in April and took my car for himself. Now I'm starting to get pissed.

 

7/12/06 We recieve a fax from dealers attorney, they have finally agreed to sell me the Shelby at MSRP!! Things are starting to look good, but there are issues with the timing of dropping the lawsuit, ordering the car and delivery. We hold our ground, the lawsuit will not be dropped until I take delivery. I'm not taking the chance of having the rug pulled out from under me. As I told my attorney, I have the hammer (lawsuit) and I'm not putting down until the car is in my possession.

 

8/26/06 The dealer finally agrees to order my car before the lawsuit is dropped. The release for the lawsuit is drawn up and all parties agree on the terms. The order is placed!!

 

10/17/06 My attorney leaves me a message that my car has arrived, but I'm out of town until Saturday. :censored:

 

10/21/06 I go up to see the Shelby, it's un :censored: believable. I'm psyched.

 

10/23/06 I pay for the Shelby, delivery should be today or tomorrow so I think. The rest of the week I won't talk about except to say that it was a cluster :censored: .

 

10/30/06 I sign release and finally get my Shelby. :rockon: Here are some pictures.

 

 

Congradulations!!! You did good! If your Lawyer is a friend, I would take that guy or gal out for a big steak dinner! Even it did cost a few bucks for the trouble. I hope alot of people read your post. :party:

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A big Congrats. to you rvitucci, good deal for you.

 

Hopefully others that are going through this can see what you have done and follow your lead.

 

Alot of people on this site have walked away from their Shelby's becasue of dealer threats and bluffs.

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Hey Everyone,

 

I just wanted to Thank Everyone who responded to my thread! I've been real busy since I finally got back to work last month. I don't believe I mentioned it but I was out of work to boot (4 months) when my Shelby arrived at the dealer. Since I was so far along with the lawsuit and had endured all the BS my wife and I decided to bite the bullet and get the car!! Well so far it has been worth it. I have driven her almost 1200 miles and I can honestly say that I've never had so much fun just driving around town.

 

I also wanted to let everyone know that my attorney fees totaled $1,905.50. I'm actually getting close to $600.00 back from my retainer. So if anyone is still getting the run around from your dealer and you have something in writing stating your deal, don't hesitate to hire an attorney to help make your dream come true. $1900.00 was alot easier to stomach than the 20K over MSRP they wanted from me.

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Congratulations rvitucci.

 

Awesome story, great outcome, nice pics!

 

I may be in the same boat as you were, :doh: I'm first on the dealerships' list, the owner took the first one for himself. It's a small non-PA, non-SVT dealer so they will probably only get one car per year for the 2 year production run, so now I'm holding out for the '08. :banghead:

 

I have paperwork saying "to be sold at MSRP at time of devlivery." signed by their "new car sales manager" and placed the deposit back in Dec. 2005, so I've been waiting for 13 months now.

 

The only difference so far is that, they haven't tried to give me back my deposit ( the "new car sales manager" did say he contacted the rest of the people on the dealership GT500 waiting list to give them their deposits back, but no one accepted ), nor have they tried to "renegotiate" the selling price for (hopefully) my car.

 

Anyway, enough of my ranting.

 

Dude, enjoy the ride.

 

DLW

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10/30/06 I sign release and finally get my Shelby. :rockon: Here are some pictures.

 

 

Well done and congrats on getting the car! Way to hold their crooked a**es to the fire!

 

KC666

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