[DeTomaso] Pandora's about to turn ugly

Christopher Kimball chrisvkimball at msn.com
Mon Jun 29 15:20:19 EDT 2009

First, thanks to all of you who have expressed helpful opinions about my poor missing Pantera (which isn't really missing now, since I know it's location, but it's missing from my garage, nonetheless).


Today I called the engine builder one final time (the place where I dropped it off almost 8 weeks ago) and told him I finally met his mechanic friend who has the car.  I told him I was not really confident in the mechanic's abilities, let alone timeliness, and I wanted the car back by Thursday.


He apologized profusely about the situation and said he wished he'd never used Randy (the mechanic). 


Here's where it turns ugly.  


He said he would try calling Randy, but when I pressed that I wanted my car delivered to my house by Thursday, either together or in pieces, he said he had no way to get it.  He sounded irritated that I would expect him to do anything more than try to call Randy, especially when I told him he should just do what I had to do on Saturday, namely physically drive out to Randy's house.  (Randy, as you'll remember, has a penchanct for ignoring phone calls).


He seemed to indicated that since I had talked to Randy, now it was my problem.  I gave him Randy's home address and suggested he hire a flatbed to get me my car back.


I'm speaking with an attorney tomorrow at 3:30 PM.







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