This time its a 1918 touring for $8000. Sellers name is Betty Farren. Same email messages as last years scams. Don't send any money to ebay motors if you get that far with this seller or you will be out the money.
Here is the craigslist add,
E-mail I got from seller-
Betty Farren <email@example.com>
Attachments1:42 PM (3 hours ago)
I'm selling it at this price of $8,000 because my husband died 3 months ago and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it asap. No damage or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained. I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it. Me and my son decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents house in Marion, IL trying to start a new life.
I want to use eBay Motors services (5 days of testing prior purchase) for the safety of both of us so if youíre interested in purchasing, please provide me your full name for the bill of sale, delivery address and a phone number so I can notify eBay that you're selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. I look forward to hear from you. Thanks!
P.S. I have attached the pics to the email, the specs are below:
Transmission : Manual 3 Speed Planetary
Engine : 4 Cylinder
Exterior Color : Black
Interior Color : Black
Fuel Type : Gasoline
Title : Clear
Mechanically, the car is in wonderful condition as it runs and drives very well. This car is ready to drive around town, enjoy with the family or take to car shows immediately. The paint was done very well, even the undercarriage is very clean, no rust at all, super clean engine compartment, always garaged and never seen any rain.
The pictures show a real nice 18 touring for $8000 and someone that didn't know what it should sell for might think this is a fair deal. The price could reflect wrong engine or some other wrong part on a car like this so I can see someone falling for it. Pictures don't always show true condition so who knows if its too good to be true.
Same B.S. line as I got on a like new, low mileage Buick Enclave advertised at a stupid cheap price on Craigslist Los Angeles.
Husband died, bad memories, moved back home, blah, blah, blah. Couldn't see the car because she took it with her.
Then came the horse fertilizer from eBay Motors about shipping, money back guarantee, free return shipping.
Turned it all over to Craigslist and eBay. Both entities were very appreciative of me reporting these shenanigans to them. There was nothing to report to the local authorities due to the fact that I hadn't lost any money.
Let Craigs know.
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I'd sure never marry that dame. Her husbands don't last long.
I don't know, guys. that's a pretty good price for a T with the rare 3 speed planetary transmission.
Must be like the car my friend's uncle's next door neighbor's cousin bought new from a dealer back in the 60's. It had a rare experimental carburetor on it that got 200 miles to the gallon. Turns out, it was never intended to be on the market and someone goofed and let it get out to a dealer. They tried to get it back by offering him any new car he wanted, but he wouldn't trade. Then, one night, it turned up missing.
If you use search tempest to search more of craigslist at a time, you will notice 3 or 4 model Ts that are fore sale in multiple states/areas.
All scams I would guess
Has anyone tried to purchase her house? That might be an even better deal! jb
All my Tís have a 3 speed planetary transmission... Reverse, Low, High...
Maybe she's from China? If so, be sure that you don't keep bumping this thread to the top because it will cause others to become nasty and righteous...
Smart @$$ in every crowd!
Tim, Is she the one selling the car? Jim
If anyone's interested, I have several brand new Harley Davidson flathead motorcycles still in their U.S. Army packing crates.......
I think I heard that one back around 1964 or so.....
20 years or so ago there was a guy in Virginia that had those and he would only sell one or two a year.
I have not yet figured out how to link a craigslist ad to here but there is a 1918 T Touring on the Asheville NC craigslist for $8000.00. I have responded to the ad but have heard nothing back yet.
The ad has now disappeared from the Asheville NC craigslist.
Tommy, I suspect this is the scam being discussed here. I have seen the same car listed in several widespread cities. I have noticed that the first scam flag on craigs list is ONLY ONE PHOTO AND NO TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Just another scam by the same person.
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1931 FORD MODEL A
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Approximately only 1,600 fiberglass-bodied replicas of the 1931 Model A Fords were made by the Glassic Company in West Palm Beach, Florida. They were manufactured between about 1966 and 1981, at first using International Scout four-cylinder engines and chassis, changing in 1972 to the Ford Mustang Powerful 302 cubic inch V-8 engines and specially built frames.
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