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Offline WalkerSport

  • www.walkersport.co.uk

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Ferrari's
  • Location: Oswestry - England
  • Name: Tim
Hi everyone, I just wanted to say hello from the UK, we are Ferrari specialists and have been sending Ferrari's over to you guys for many years now, I have only just found this site and will be visiting regulary from now on, and if you would  like, will happily help with any questions or queries of a technical or shipping nature - if I can!!! :)



Offline flamestone

  • Geekographer

  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
Welcome.

But just so you know, walking is not a sport.   :p



Offline fivesix


  • Joined: Jun 2007

  • Location: TMBA / BNE / MEL
Hi everyone, I just wanted to say hello from the UK, we are Ferrari specialists and have been sending Ferrari's over to you guys for many years now, I have only just found this site and will be visiting regulary from now on, and if you would  like, will happily help with any questions or queries of a technical or shipping nature - if I can!!! :)

Sorry, but we already have one know-it-all-ferrari-specialist-pom... and thats enough!!!








:P Just kidding, welcome! we do have a pom, but you can join in too...  :D



Offline WalkerSport

  • www.walkersport.co.uk

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Ferrari's
  • Location: Oswestry - England
  • Name: Tim
Sorry, but we already have one know-it-all-ferrari-specialist-pom... and thats enough!!!
:P Just kidding, welcome! we do have a pom, but you can join in too...  :D

I can see that we're going to get along fine! :D



Offline Wattens

  • Free Mustache Rides
  • The only wrong decision is Regret

  • Joined: Jan 2010

  • Drives: Cars
  • Location: Earth
  • Name: Knob Head
I can see that we're going to get along fine! :D

That would take some convincing, i'm yet to come across ONE decent UK used car salesman. They always act like they have every car deposited when you inquire, and then they come around 2 or 3 weeks later begging for the car to be sold.

I hope your an exception i'm yet to come across,

Welcome to the forums
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline WalkerSport

  • www.walkersport.co.uk

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Ferrari's
  • Location: Oswestry - England
  • Name: Tim
I have been restoring Ferrari's exclusively for over ten years, prior to that I restored Lancia's. Although I could be classed as a used car salesman, several points apply;
1 - we don't have any sales staff
2 - google us, walkersport ferrari - if you find a negative comment that will be the first
3 - we sell around 55 cars a year, fully serviced, prepared and personally sourced, we travel to people's houses, inspect the cars and purchase around 2/6 of all inspections.
We are not sales people. We're Ferrari People.




Offline Wattens

  • Free Mustache Rides
  • The only wrong decision is Regret

  • Joined: Jan 2010

  • Drives: Cars
  • Location: Earth
  • Name: Knob Head
I have been restoring Ferrari's exclusively for over ten years, prior to that I restored Lancia's. Although I could be classed as a used car salesman, several points apply;
1 - we don't have any sales staff
2 - google us, walkersport ferrari - if you find a negative comment that will be the first
3 - we sell around 55 cars a year, fully serviced, prepared and personally sourced, we travel to people's houses, inspect the cars and purchase around 2/6 of all inspections.
We are not sales people. We're Ferrari People.

Convinced  :D


You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline WalkerSport

  • www.walkersport.co.uk

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Ferrari's
  • Location: Oswestry - England
  • Name: Tim
 :thumbsup:

Thank you!  It bewilders me that people in the UK will buy a Ferrari from a car dealer, without question just because they deal in sports cars when they do no preparation and have no specialist knowledge or equipment in the mark. We do not sell our porsche Part exchange cars or any other, we only sell Ferrari, that way we stay specialists and not sports car dealers.

I would really like to help people thinking of exporting Ferrari's out of the UK with any any advice I can give, too many people are buying cars that are being unloaded by dealers or paying for second rate inspections by non specialist companies.  :doh:



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Welcome :D

I envy the UK as it's got enough population to keep a business like yours humming, same with Maserati, you can get parts from many sources, there are various specialists to deal with them from in every manner of improvement from wheels to whatever.
I can't even find Maserati wheels anywhere here and hardly anyone knows what a Maserati is. (almost)
Europe and in particular the UK is the place to be, I'd live in London part of the year, trip through the tunnel and cruise down the autobahns but it's crazy expensive.

All the best.



Offline Wattens

  • Free Mustache Rides
  • The only wrong decision is Regret

  • Joined: Jan 2010

  • Drives: Cars
  • Location: Earth
  • Name: Knob Head
:thumbsup:

Thank you!  It bewilders me that people in the UK will buy a Ferrari from a car dealer, without question just because they deal in sports cars when they do no preparation and have no specialist knowledge or equipment in the mark. We do not sell our porsche Part exchange cars or any other, we only sell Ferrari, that way we stay specialists and not sports car dealers.

I would really like to help people thinking of exporting Ferrari's out of the UK with any any advice I can give, too many people are buying cars that are being unloaded by dealers or paying for second rate inspections by non specialist companies.  :doh:

No offence to you personally Tim, you Probably don't have any idea about the issue yet but it does make your company look bad because of it's association to M#*#*# Imports (the compliance company on your export section of yourwebsite), just jumped on your website had a squiz, M#*#*#* Imports has applied to wind the company up (close the company with the possibility of not having to pay outstanding debts), from what I understand they can not import any more for a while. Also I have spoken with them in the past and i'd have to be at gunpoint to hand them money in advance or give them my car for compliance after I spoke with them as a neighbour owning the warehouse complexes next door to them (yes it's a very small world). And yes I have take my personal cars to another compliance workshop. (if anyone wants to know why I wouldn't go to them for compliance then send me a pm as I wouldn't be legally allowed to post my reasons on the open forum as there is no hard proof that I can supply evidence to support my reasoning, but it is 100% straight from the horses mouth if you are interested to know) There is another mob in Sydney and a few inter state that can comply Fez's where i'd be looking at Tim.

I'd be wary of M#*#*# Imports if I were you Tim, they are in liquidation and if they owe you money i'd be kissing it good bye. I hope they don't owe you anything. They will probably open up under another shelf company name and start all over again racking up a tax bill and other expenses to other private companies. If they don't open up again then they closed because there was no money in it. Either way if the shelf company has no money or assets left then they can not and do not have to pay any owing debts.

I do not know if this is the first time it has gone to liquidation but it is 100% under liquidation right now.

I think potential buyers and importers should be made aware before trusting over $100 000 to import a car to a company that gets it self into financial trouble like this on purpose or by accident.

(also to admins check it yourself, the company is under liquidation so nothing I have said is legally liable, under the freedom of information act, it is publically accessible, I have kept the name out of the post just incase someone causes trouble, but to anyone who is interested send me a pm for the name if you can not work it out).

2nd rate inspections usually come from the private inspectors who may have a relationship with the car yard selling the vehicle or the current owner who has it on consignment at the yard, if there is nothing to hide the dealers will not have any issues about letting the car get towed to the nearest Official Ferrari Dealer for a Pre purchase inspection. If they winge and make it difficult, then you know there is something wrong with the car and you should steer away from it. Exactly the same if you were looking for a car here in AUstralia.


 
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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