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Old 02-02-2019, 10:00 PM
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Is he running out of money ? Is he trying to get richer than he already is, at the expense of unwitting sports car squirrels ? Is he trying to make a bid to buy Carfax ?
And why do they call it Car fax ? Shouldnt it be CAR FACTS , like the history, or the facts of the car ? Not FAX like a fax machine that transmits copies of documents.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:05 PM
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Is he running out of money ? Is he trying to get richer than he already is, at the expense of unwitting sports car squirrels ? Is he trying to make a bid to buy Carfax ?
And why do they call it Car fax ? Shouldnt it be CAR FACTS , like the history, or the facts of the car ? Not FAX like a fax machine that transmits copies of documents.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:16 PM
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Drunk? I don’t mean Seinfeld.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by okbarnett View Post
And why do they call it Car fax ? Shouldnt it be CAR FACTS , like the history, or the facts of the car ? Not FAX like a fax machine that transmits copies of documents.
But they have the CarFox as their "face"...we don't want to put the CarFox out of business?
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:44 PM
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I think the OP is partially referring to this story.

https://jalopnik.com/jerry-seinfeld-...d-p-1832288249
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:47 PM
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He said he would give the money back he just wanted a report.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:19 PM
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Reads to me like "Buyers Remorse". My take is if they can provide a valid report that refutes the cars authenticity, they recovery all money and then some. Else, they own it. As they should.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:36 PM
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Curious what the back story is here. Not up on Jerry's stuff other than I saw there was a dispute over the authenticity of a car that he sold.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:16 AM
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Look at the more complete thread on OT.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:25 AM
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I assume he is buying and selling cars in and out of his collection regularly. This one just happens to have made the news.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:51 AM
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Anyone with a classic whatever has issues with provenance. Ever watch the art world? "Proof" can be hard to come by.... and one persons' proof may not be accepted by another.... and the story teller can totally destroy the apparent evidence by weighting items differently. This is all where the auction houses play the biggest role... or should.... not the owner.

This is not a Jerry Seinfeld issue, this is the auction house's issue.... media loves to point the finger at a celebrity but the real story is with the auction house.

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Old 02-03-2019, 12:20 PM
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The Drive is reporting that the buyers 'expert' had an issue with 'the lack of photographs in the file documenting the restoration'.
To reinforce Bruce's point if that's all there is it seems like different people would look at this differently.

I can see that refunding the purchase and getting the car back would probably be the best outcome for Seinfeld but if the buyer brought the car for profit this one many run for a while.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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Does anybody really remotely think Jerry Seinfeld would knowingly do something like this. This is about somebody who lost control with himself at an auction and got home and said WTF did I just do.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:16 PM
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While not impossible, It seems unlikely that Seinfeld intentionally misled anybody about a car. You have to be a little stupid to think you’d get away with it on a sale at that level. And whatever else he might be, Seinfeld is not stupid. The risk/reward just wasn’t there. He certainly doesn’t need the money nor the bad press.

I think it’s more likely to have been misrepresented to Seinfeld when he purchased it. Maybe whoever did the authenticity check for Seinfeld screwed up.

Will be be interesting to see how things shake out.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce In Philly View Post
Anyone with a classic whatever has issues with provenance. Ever watch the art world? "Proof" can be hard to come by.... and one persons' proof may not be accepted by another.... and the story teller can totally destroy the apparent evidence by weighting items differently. This is all where the auction houses play the biggest role... or should.... not the owner.

This is not a Jerry Seinfeld issue, this is the auction house's issue.... media loves to point the finger at a celebrity but the real story is with the auction house.

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Exactly!! Same concept applies in the market for antique furniture, or the market for antique...anything. Where there is money to be had, there will be those will try to profit through fakery. The auction house serves as the expert intermediary to minimize the risk of inauthentic provenance.
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