Jim Brennan 14 years ago

Russian Audi Buyer Finds a Surprise Inside Door Panel!

Remind me later
This story is a new twist on finding documentation inside of the car that you may have purchased. On the other hand, what would say if you happened to find out that the car you purchased was not only totaled, but was cut in half, re-welded, with scrap parts used for body panels, and then sold to you without any disclosure? Well, that's just what happened to a guy who purchased this Audi on-line. The new owner would have probably never discovered the hidden "treasure" if it wasn't for a faulty door speaker. As he popped off the door panel, he discovered a thorough set of documentation, including pictures, on how the little Audi was re-built. 1 1_002 1_003 The Letter attached to the pictures is roughly translated in the following manner: "Dear friend, Thanks for buying my car. Just some time before I sold it I got into an accident driving this car. Don’t worry I am ok and the car was insured. So I’ve got the money from insurance company then went to scrap metal site and found everything I needed. Bit from here, bit from there, and everywhere and I’ve got all things I needed (see photos). Then I welded everything into one piece. And here it is, almost like new. I remember that people were complaining - “What a pity that my car is so sporty but not red!” - you shouldn’t complain anymore as you can see the driver’s door is red from inside.” 1_004 1_005 1_006 To add insult to injury, this Russian chap paid an equivalent of $13,000 for the car. Take a look at all of the images, including the ad. I hope that this guy isn't a part of the Russian Military, or worse yet, a member of one of the notorious Russian Organized Crime Syndicates. 1_009 1_011 1_001 Images: Yaplakal.com via EnglishRussia.com