When is a Bentley Speed Six Not a Speed Six?
|Written by Martin Emmison|
|Wednesday, 22 December 2010 11:02|
The High Court in London has recently given judgment in the case of Brewer vs. Stanley Mann, Fortis Lease UK Limited and Stanley Mann Racing Limited. The judgment emphasizes the importance of accuracy when giving sale descriptions of collector cars.
The judge’s finding, heavily in favor of the private buyer and against the seller, raises some interesting issues for dealers, auction houses and buyers. This judgment has caused some waves in the U.K. trade, and is already subject to appeal.
In June 2007, London-based vintage Bentley specialist Stanley Mann sold a car which he described as a 1930 Bentley Speed Six to a Mrs. Brewer. This was his first mistake.