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W. W. vs. Dragone Classic Motor Cars
5 Connair Rd, Orange, Connecticut, 06477-3658, United States
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Complaint(s): Problem with a product
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Statement of Claim
Claimant says:
"I, the plaintiff, William E. West am filing this claim against Dragone Classic Motor Cars of Westport, Ct. for the reinbursement of my costs to have a defect fixed on a car that they sold to me.  This defect was listed on the origional "Retail Purchase Order" under "written promises made to the consumer" as "Check and fix turn signals".  Dragone did contact a Mr. Anderson to come to my home and work on the car.  He did come and fixed several items, but did not work on the turn signals which are mounted along with the horn button as an assembly in the center of the stearing wheel.  This assembly rotated with the stearing wheel which it is not supposed to do.  This defect made the car illegle to drive for over two months.  I also have a transcript from a message that Mr. Manny Dragone left on my phone, in which he states his intent to have Mr. Anderson "fix your directional signals" among other things.  As this item was NOT accomplished, I was left to find a solution.
  I did find a dealership, Gassman Automotive Products Ltd. which was able to fix the problem which involved the removal of the Horn Head and substantial work within the stearing column.  The charge for this service was $1,450.89 which I paid and forwarded to Mr. Dragone for repayment. He has offered a payment of $700 which doesn't even cover the cost of the Horn Head, so I am bringing this action for reimbursement of the full amount, $1450.98 "
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  • 07-06-2017 — Sale of the car
Additional Communication Between Claimant and Dragone Classic Motor Cars Hide
  • Nov 24, 2017, Claiming party added:
  • This is a direct transcription of a message that Dragone left on my phone.
    "THis is Manny from Dragone Classic Cars. Manny Dragone. I spoke to Alex (his son). He said that you had some issues with the car. I have a guy that's down there that's an expert restorer that we know. And he's going to come over and go over the car, and you know make sure that it is running properly. And he's going to fix your directional signals, and just make sure that it is running properly and he straightens your instruments up. He said they were crooked, and have everything correct for you." (Anderson did come and work on the car, but did not work on the turn signals, nor was he able to straighten the instruments!) "I suspect maybe the trucker left the key on and burnt the points, or something that it's running erratically. But, in any case his name is Bill Anderson. I'm going to have him call you in a day or two, and I'm going to give him all your information, so that he can come over and straighten the car for you and make sure that everything is ok."

  • Nov 24, 2017, Claiming party added:
  • Dragone's counter offer is only slightly more than his origional offer!

  • Nov 28, 2017, Claiming party added:
  • I will sell the car back to Dragone for 2500 dollars less than I paid for it! This becomes a total of $4500 that I am willing to forgive on this claim. Dragone shall cover the cost to return the car to them.

  • Nov 28, 2017, Dragone Classic Motor Cars (responding party) added:
  • Mr obviously has made a frivolous claim . First he wants the car fixed then he claims he spent $1400 dolloars on a horn repair and now he wants me the dealer to buy the car back . We offered to settle after we already sent a technician at our expense buy paying 1/2 the bill . But his response is he does not want the car . No dealer will take a car back after 5 monthes . A settlement would be to negotiate between the $700 and the $1400

  • Nov 29, 2017, Claiming party added:
  • Thia claim was not just for a horn repair. It is for major work done by a fully qualified dealer on the car's steering column, to fix the turning signal problem which Dragone acknowledged on the original purchase order, and subsequent communication which was indicative of a much larger problem within the steering column.

  • Dec 01, 2017, Claiming party added:
  • I will settle this claim for $1175

What Claimant Wants Hide
What By When How Much
1. Jaguar XK 120 Dec 09, 2017 N/A
Non-cash: 1 items
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Jim Wicks ("MAYBE"):
"The parties should agree to $1175 as full settlement. Mr. Dragone said (November 28), "A settlement would be to negotiate between the $700 and the $1400." Mr. West, the claimant, responded and said (December 1), "I will settle this claim for $1175." That should be a handshake. Right?"
 (7 years ago)
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Offer History
Nov 22, 2017
Dragone Classic Motor Cars's counter offer to Claimant
Nov 17, 2017
Claimant's Terms of Settlement to Dragone Classic Motor Cars
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  • Contributed Solution: by Alan Trachtman On 03-17-2018
    This sounds like a case of buyer's remorse to me. If the claimant refused a settlement offer of $700 for repair costs involved with the car's turn signals, he is not being reasonable in my professional opinion. The last XK120 Jaguar that was built is now 64 years old. These cars are notoriously unreliable to begin with, and electrical problems on these cars are the most common of all. The only way I would agree with the claimant's demands, would be if he paid a price approaching 6 figures or more for a car that was represented to have a had a thorough frame off top quality restoration that was in top condition with all systems working perfectly. If the turn signals are the only problem he's having with any old Jag, he should consider himself lucky indeed.
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  • Contributed Solution: by Keith Schulner On 12-23-2017
    It seems this case may settle for $1,000. Perhaps either side could do a bit better, but it would not likely be worth the time, so my suggest is, settle for $1,000 and move on.
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  • Contributed Solution: by Fran Fellowes On 12-20-2017
    Dragone Classic Motor Cars should abide by contract More...
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  • Contributed Solution: by J Petaluma On 12-05-2017
    Claimant's offer of $1175 to settle seems reasonable to me More...
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