Geoff Fleming wrote:
It seems that 'Gullwing Motors' has changed ownership and the company no longer has the reputation it once enjoyed.
Not too long ago they were highly regarded but it was brought to my attention that the company has resorted to selling low end cars at high end prices. certainly 'look before you leap!'
As a dealer in our 33rd of business I read this post with interest, but was not going to respond, but now feel I have to set the record straight. We started in 1978 as 'Gullwing Service Company', doing restoration on MB's of the '50's. As business grew, and we took on other European makes, we changed the name to 'Paul Russell & Co' in 1990. To his credit,
Peter Kumar called me, and asked if we minded if he called his company 'Gullwing Motor Cars'.
I didn't, and have sold Peter many cars over the years that did not meet our quality standards. The transactions were always fast, and professional.
Any dealer who has only his own interests at heart will not be in business for long. We pride ourselves on having many repeat customers, who feel the added value is that we stand behind what we sell, unlike almost all private party sales. That pays off in the long run.
Having said that, I encourage everyone to have a PPI done, whether it be a $30k B coupe, or a $1M Ferrari. You would be astounded at the number of people who don't think that is necessary.
Again, all my dealings with Peter have been great, but it's up to the seller to do due diligence.