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Old Sat, Jun-04-2016, 04:40:49 AM   #1
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Default Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5617542241.html

So looks like the owner took his ad down after I came to look at this car a few months back and now its back up for sale. Here's the story-

I flew out to Houston earlier this year with cash in hand to purchase this car after several weeks of talking with the owner and having him send several pictures of it. Car was nothing as described. First of all, the car was originally Boston Green which the owner did not disclose until I looked up the VIN. I was told the car was resprayed red a year ago so the paint is fresh. After seeing the car in person, it looked like a backyard paint job. Bumpers and side skirts have orange peel thicker than a trucks bed liner. Hood appears to have rust coming up through the paint. Overspray throughout the car including the trunk shocks and trunk wiring harness. I was assured the car would make the drive back to Florida but one of the side skirts looked like it was about to fall off. There were fender liners missing. The window trim that runs around the top of the windows from front to back were missing. The original tail lights were on the car, not the red/clears in pictures. Calipers were painted a tacky lime green color which couldn't be seen in pictures. I can go on and on..... I literally walked around the car over a dozen times thinking this couldn't be the same car.
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Old Sat, Jun-04-2016, 05:09:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

Good looking out.
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Old Sat, Jun-04-2016, 06:06:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

looks like crap even from the crappy pics...
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Old Sat, Jun-04-2016, 06:24:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

Thank you so much for posting this. I just found it on Craigslist and was going to give him a call tomorrow. I knew it would be too good to be true at that price .But thanks for saving me time. Good thing I was searching around for others before looking at his so I could find this post
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Old Sat, Jun-04-2016, 03:45:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

That shade/tone of red looks nothing like hellrot...
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

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Thank you so much for posting this. I just found it on Craigslist and was going to give him a call tomorrow. I knew it would be too good to be true at that price .But thanks for saving me time. Good thing I was searching around for others before looking at his so I could find this post
Maybe I've been around these cars too long now, but both your post and the original make no sense. What could possibly be redeeming about this car? The pictures show a terrible project car that quite frankly looks like a POS.

too good to be true


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Old Sun, Jun-05-2016, 08:34:12 PM   #7
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Maybe I've been around these cars too long now, but both your post and the original make no sense. What could possibly be redeeming about this car? The pictures show a terrible project car that quite frankly looks like a POS.

too go to be true
Yea agreed this doesn't look good at all
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Keep flagging his posts so no unsuspecting fool gets con'd by this guy
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Maybe I've been around these cars too long now, but both your post and the original make no sense. What could possibly be redeeming about this car? The pictures show a terrible project car that quite frankly looks like a POS.

too good to be true

Can you tell the paint job was a hack job by those pics? I don't think so.
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Default Re: Buyer beware- 95 Hellrot M3 in houston

Based on the busted up radiator panel alone plus its CL,i would have discounted this car immediately. I've never seen one of these damaged like this and reinstalled. This one looks like a no brainer. But good the buyer was smart enough to check the vin. Hellrot over Boston sounds like the calipers. Puke green.
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