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.
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.