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joeklecko joeklecko
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 06/14
Posted: 06/25/14
08:25 AM

by the big classic car/truck dealer in Denver???  Confused  

honkycat honkycat
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 06/14
Posted: 06/25/14
05:46 PM

World wide vintage autos is a dealership located in Denver Co .
January 2013  W W vintage autos  former  name was  The Mile High City Car Store .  They advertise on eBay ,  and numerous other  vehicle  outlets.  I bought a advertised  "prestine "   "stunning"  "recently restored". 1948  Chevy pickup truck from these people  for $16,849.00  .  Upon delivery  the truck would not start  we had to push it off the transporter when it finally did start the engine sounded like a bucket of bolts , we pushed it into my garage . Since that day and after many ignored phone complaints I am now faced with having a motor built , I'm staying with the original 235 . A short list of problems ......  Replaced drive shaft and rear end ,  replaced burned out wiring, new starter , plugs, wires, u joints , tie rod , replaced stripped door and window handles, headliner,  door jambs were spray painted. Over older paint. The list goes on and on , oh I forgot the engine never had oil pressure thus new engine. Iam somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 thousand above purchase price .  I have done my home work on this dealership and the story is the same over and over same type of advertising and the same  results to many people .  World wide vintage autos ,  the mile high city car store and a 3rd name used is pammi motors , all sales paperwork is processed through pammi motors . Each named uses the same numbers and same address. 236 Wyandot. St.  Unit B Denver Co.  Stay away.   I didn't get burned I got cremated  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 180 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 06/25/14
06:54 PM

i have a question for you honkycat..  what kind of transporter was it on.. a 2 or 3 car flat trailer..  or a double deck big rig transporter..

was there any video from the dealer that showed the engine running???  

i am not trying to protect the dealer.. just that antique vehicles and i am thinking that 235 might have a dipper oiling system for the rods...  if the engine is allowed to idle for any time steep on the ramps.. i would worry personally about the rods going dry..  i am NOT a stovebolt expert..  as some here will be.

this is a let the buyer beware issue where an inspection by somebody should have been performed..  who was not related to the seller or dealer..  


i have worked on a lot of cars over the years..  i have seen all kinds of short cuts to make them shiny to sell.. imagine i put one car up on the rack. i noticed that there was a weld seam across the bottom of the car..  where two cars has been welded together..  they did not even reinforce the welds.. they butt welded everything with a torch and what was probably coat hanger as a welding rod.. i refused to do anything on that car.. i did allow the customer to come over and take pictures of the under side on the rack..  the dealer she bought it from said that she had not purchased the car from them..  and.. yes.. when she looked closely at the paper work.. it did not have their name or address... but some other dealerships info..  she went to DMV and they raised heck.. with both dealers as i understand..

imagine the 935 porsche owners who buy their car.. only to find it had been stolen and stripped.. cut into pieces..  sold at auction by the impound yard as it came with a pink slip.. welded back together and resold..  i have seen 2 of those come thru..

here in los angeles there are groups of car thieves.. steal cars and strip the same parts off them.  tape the license plate back on and park it near the impound yard. so its sure to go to that yard..  they watch for it to come up at auction as there are too many parts missing to rebuild it.. they buy it with the pink slip and reassemble it with what ever parts they have..  paint it and resell it to some other unsuspecting.   i have walked into body shops and seen them stuffing trash into airbags and gluing them back closed..


there are several articles in the various magazines here on the rebuilding of these motors so you know what to do..  and what not to do..

reply and i will see about linking some of those articles..  

honkycat honkycat
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 06/14
Posted: 06/26/14
03:33 AM

Hey,  I paid to have it transported on a flat two car  enclosed trailer,  and no there were no videos I have researched these guys and they pulled the same thing on many people throughout the country  these people are not worth much on their advertising or word . I posted to possiblly help someone else from loosing their money. I am currently having a 235. Built by united engine specialists .thanks .....  

joeklecko joeklecko
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 06/14
Posted: 06/26/14
08:45 AM

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check out these reviews I found on yelp!!   holy crap!!!!!




Shocked robert f.
Nederland, TX
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2 reviews
  8/10/2013  These guys are scammers, they completely misrepresented a 1971ford bronco that I bought online for $24.000. The bronco rebuilder I found in San Diego said it is worth $10,000 with all the problems it has...and it is not even safe to drive at all!!!! I can't drive it unless I put another $10,000 at least into it!!!!

They said everything is new and it was completely restored, would run 75 mph without a problem and it would stop on a dime. All false and the body still has many rust spots, badly aligned panels, welded patch jobs that are atrocious and obviously an attempt to hide the true quality of the vehicle. The body and frame are so bad it is not worth putting any more money into it!!!!

The mechanical aspect was stated as having only 1000 miles on all rebuilt engine and drive train. It actually must have at least 100,000 miles. The rear main seal is leaking, the transfer case is leaking, the front differential has metal shaving in it and play, the rear differential has the posit reaction not even working at all, the gears are 4:55 and Trans is standard auto so it will not run over 60 mph without over revving the engine, the brakes were said to have new drums and they are worn all the way down and old, they won't even hold the vehicle at a stop with the transmission engaged unless you use a lot of pressure which was not even normal for these vehicles, I had one for 8 years with the same setup.

Now that I have complained to them, they will not even return my calls and they would not even listen to my  concerns. These guys are the worst of the worse !!!!! Stay clear and worn your friends.
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Dallas, TX
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Share review Compliment Send message Follow Jaclyn K. Stop following Jaclyn K.   8/28/2013  Would not recommend .  

We just had our 1974 Ford Bronco arrive today. Not only was the milage incorrectly advertised (over 6,000 miles were on car but it was advertised as having only 500) but they also informed us that we'd have the owner's manual which wasn't included but is important to have handy with a classic car. Last, and most importantly, they did NOT tell us that a major (albeit small) part to the car was missing - one of the clips that holds the hood down. We took it for a drive today and after driving our newly purchased car, the hood flew open on a major road and completely shattered our windshield, almost causing a major accident. We now cannot get in touch with anyone there.


Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Share review Compliment Send message Follow Sam A. Stop following Sam A.   6/9/2013  First to Review
Worst dealer ever. Bought a car from them over the Internet. The add they put on the Internet was gross misrepresentation of the vehicle. They claim is was a museum piece when the car was delivered it was a piece of junk. The owner still has not returned my call. Terrible customer service would walk before I ever buy a car from this dealer  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 180 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 06/26/14
05:02 PM

go thru this article.. might help..

http://www.classictrucks.com/tech/0706ct_the_old_six_fix/viewall.html

each image has text.  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 180 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 06/26/14
05:08 PM

i have an idea.. i have a friend who lives there.. perhaps.. he should wander into their lot with a hidden video camera..  walk around and inspect the cars.. for crappy things done to them.. them write reviews of them on YELP..