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Mechanic sold my car, no money received & now car & buyer dissappeared! Advice needed please?


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My peugeot 206 broke down & was towed to garage for mechanic to find out the problem. The mechanic said the engine had gone & car wasn't worth repairing, I insisted I want to repair & he said engine would be £300 then labour costs would be on top. He discussed the car with my father & not me as he uses him for his cars. They decided between them car wasn't worth it but I still insisted I want my 206 fixed. We left it at garage & mechanic has been in touch with my father about the car. I have no contact numbers for the mechanic, it's been done through my father. A few weeks on I was asking where is my car & what's been done on it? I have had no contact from the mechanic, no mention of any bill for storage or anything & I want to know what on earth is going on with my car. :???: My father told me he had agreed with the mechanic that he could sell my car, he had a buyer that wanted it for £150. I went mental :evil: & said he had no right to agree that, it's my car, I'm the registered owner.

 

Another few weeks passed & again I'm asking where's my 206, what's going on? If it's sold, where's the money? I was told the buyer had pulled out. I told my dad tell mechanic I want my car back, I will arrange a tow truck to collect my car, I want my car back. I left it another week for him to get in touch, still nothing. I again told my dad I want my car back, tell mechanic I'm coming to collect my car. He told me there was a new buyer who wanted my log book so he could scrap my 206, I again told my father I've not agreed to this, I told you to tell mechanic I want my car back, he's not to sell my car. :-x I got the silent treatment, I told my father I'll go to police & told him you tell him I'm coming for my car. Finally he talked me round & I wanted to know when I was going to get the money. I signed my log book & gave it to my father to give to mechanic & told him, before you hand over my signed log book you make sure he gives you the money for my car. I am not signing my car over without payment, what he does with it after is down to him, but he pays you when he takes my log book. More months have passed & I still have heard nothing.

 

This evening I've asked again what's going on with my car? I've been told the mechanic doesnt know where the car is, the buyer & the car have dissappeared, the company the mechanic was dealing with has gone into liquidation. When asked where's my log book I was told my father gave it to mechanic without any sign of payment for my car, :jaw: I am absolutely fuming :mad2:& am desperately trying to find out what I can do about all this. Surely there is something I can do.

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Hi and welcome to CAG

 

From your account, the answer to your question quite frankly is go to the police and make a complaint that your car has been stolen. Having said that, I cannot help but detect that you have agreed to it being sold to some extent as you appear to be asking 'where the money is'.

 

Basically if you have been permanently deprived of it without your consent, then it is theft.

 

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Thankyou for your reply, I am very confused as yes eventually my father talked me into accepting a price of £150 for my 206, but the car has been given away without payment & I don't know what I can do about this if anything. I trusted both the mechanic & my father to only hand over the logbook once payment had ben received & clearly this has not happened. I don't know what to do now as the mechanic has given some man my 206 & he's dissappeared, do I have any rights as I've not recieved the money for my car? I haven't yet received a letter from dvla confirming I'm no longer the registered keeper of my 206.

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Thankyou for your reply, I am very confused as yes eventually my father talked me into accepting a price of £150 for my 206, but the car has been given away without payment & I don't know what I can do about this if anything. I trusted both the mechanic & my father to only hand over the logbook once payment had ben received & clearly this has not happened. I don't know what to do now as the mechanic has given some man my 206 & he's dissappeared, do I have any rights as I've not recieved the money for my car? I haven't yet received a letter from dvla confirming I'm no longer the registered keeper of my 206.

 

Well you won't unless you handed the V5 to a new keeper/owner. Besides which, you wouldn't get a letter anyway. The new keeper would simply get a V5 in their own name. Like I said, if your account is accurate, you should go to the police and get them to investigate a possible case of theft. Obviously this my land your father into trouble but I don't see what other option you have.

 

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