...A yellow '71 Pantera just listed on eBay. Either a Hoax, a misprint, or a first time buyers dream come true. Has a 'Buy it Now' for $5,300. Just thought I would report it...
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I saw this car up for sale too just recently.

I saw on eBay a Lamborghini Jalpa for sale with similar prices. Here's a copy of the e-mail he sent me:

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From HERBERT W WALTON
Sent Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:02 am
To cyboman@optonline.net
Cc
Bcc
Subject Re: Question for item - Lamborghini : Jalpa
Print E-mail


Hi ,

Before i can add you on my pre-approve list i just wanna let you know
the terms
of this deal.

The car will be shipped from Ullapool ,Scotland & i will cover shipping fees
since the car is shipped on a military cargo , all you have to pay for
this car
it's BUY IT NOW price ($6.400) . Will be shipped over sea to NY, from
there DHL
will pick it up and you will receive it within 14 days tops.DHL will deliver
the car at your door.

The car is in perfect working condition , no damage,no scratches or dents,no
hidden defects, and it is as advertised.You can see more pictures of the car
here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/herbertwwjr/album?.dir=/92e3 ,comes along
with CLEAR US TITLE, bill of sale signed by me, services record,manual .

I work as a sergeant in the US army and i was deployted to work here in
Ullapool
for a while.I have owned this car for 7 year , I'm the second owner
I've brought
the car here with me 1 week ago so i can drive it during my free time but i
found out that i have to pay a large amount of money to register the
car here,
because it was purchased in US, and Europe emission laws are different from
these ones.

I only go home once in 8 months, it's a shame to keep a car like this
garraged
for such a long time .

If you are interested get back to me and i'll let you know the terms of this
deal.

Thank you ,

sgt. HERBERT W WALTON

US Army

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Let's see if someone else gets a similar e-mail. I reported it to eBay, and the listing was gone in no time.

Michael
I wrote to the guy too and here is what he wrote to me:

Hi ,
Before i can add you on my pre-approve list i just wanna let you know the terms of this deal.

The car will be shipped from Ullapool ,Scotland & i will cover shipping fees, since the car is shipped on a military cargo , all you have to pay for this car is the BUY IT NOW price ($5.300) . Will be shipped over sea to NY, from there DHL will pick it up and you will receive it within 14 days tops.DHL will deliver the car at your door.
The car is in perfect working condition , no damage,no scratches or dents,no hidden defects, and it is as advertised.You can see more pictures of the car here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/cute_farms/album?.dir=538f ,will be shipped with CLEAR US TITLE.
I work as a sergeant in the US army and i was deployted to work here in Ullapool for a while. I've brought the car here with me 1 week ago so i can drive it during my free time but i found out that i have to pay a large amount of money to register the car here, because it was purchased and registred in US and Europe emission regulations are different from US ones.
I only go home once in 8 months, it's a shame to keep a car like this garraged for such a long time .
If you are interested get back to me and i'll let you know the terms of this deal.
Thank you ,

Sgt. Mark Russell

US Army

So then I wrote him back saying I was interested and wanted the VIN # so here is what I got then:

Hi again,

Since i'm overseas i will only make this deal using ebay square trade services , this way
we are both protected.

You are going to purchase a car in perfect working conditions for $5,300 with shipping
fees included.The car is registered up to date , so there is nothing else to pay , just
the price for it.Here is the VIN# JHPNLE01450

The car will be shipped from Ullapool ,Scotland and will take 13/14 days to arrive at your
shipping door.If the car is not as i advertise or there is something you don't like about
it there is no problem you can shipp back yo me on my cost.

If all this sounds ok for you please get back to me and compleate this form so i can be
able to regist this transaction with square trade. They will
contact you with all the information you need in order to complete this deal safe and
secure for both of us.

your eBay ID :
your full name :
address :
city/state :
zipp :
country :
phone# :
Thanks and look forward to hear from you.


I love how they offer to make free shipping both ways. Thats usually the biggest give away to the scam.

Here is my final message to himand I want to see if he writes back:

Well, that sounds good. Here is the thing though and you let me knwo if this is ok. I only have a cashiers check from my grandmother who passed away and it is for $10,000. why don't I send you the cashiers check and then you send me the car. You can keep an extra $1000 for your trouble nad then you can just send the rest back with the car minus the price of the car. Is this ok?

Regards, Jim
You guys are the best. I ran across an ebay Pantera with a $5500 buy it now and emailed the seller asking if it were a misprint. My father just retired from the Pentagon on November 1,2005. I have ran across scams on ebay before, but this one nearly had me fooled. I have been waiting for my father to get home so I could call and discuss whether or not he would check and verify if this guy was actually millitary or not. In other words I was still researching whether it was a scam, but then I ran across this post and the email that Cyboman posted is allmost identicle, only different name. I had to register to show my appreciation to all you guys. It saves me the lecture from my father. Since Ebay is not doing anything about it other than removing the listings, I intend to get this information into the right hands. Cyboman, if you read this, or if anyone else gets an email like the one Cyboman posted please foward it to me(gypsy@myspeedworks.com)I need the email with the I.P. address. This guy is not just breaking civil law but is also impersonating a millitary official. I would love to see this guy taken into custody. This is the email I recieved today........

Hi ,

Before i can add you on my pre-approve list, i wanna let you know the terms
of this transaction.

The car will be shipped from Ullapool ,Scotland & i will cover shipping
fees. Since the car is shipped on a military cargo all you have to pay for
this car is the BUY IT NOW price ($5.500) . Will be shipped over sea to NY,
from there DHL will pick it up and you will receive it within 14 days
tops.DHL will deliver the car at your door.
The car is in perfect working condition , no damage,no scratches or dents,no
hidden defects, and it is as advertised.You can see more pictures of the car
here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/just4army/album?.dir=/904a ,will be
shipped with CLEAR US TITLE.
I work as a sergeant in the US army and i was deployted to work here in
Ullapool for a while. I've brought the car here with me 1 week ago so i can
drive it during my free time but i found out that i have to pay a large
amount of money to register the car here, because it was purchased and
registred in US and Europe emission regulations are different from US ones.
I only go home once in 8 months, it's a shame to keep a car like this
garraged for such a long time .
If you are interested, get back to me and i'll let you know the terms of
this deal.
Thank you ,

Sgt. Stew Harding

US Army
Gypsy,

It's nice that we were able to save you some time and grief. Stick around for a while, it's a great place to come for knowledge and support.

I forwarded you the exact e-mail that was sent to me.

Good luck with your search. I hope you find a great Pantera!

Michael
Michael, Thanks again for the email. I will be sticking around, too. I have posted a thread in the wanted section and have recieved several responses where known cars are and from owners as well. I am looking for a project car though and can only hope to find the right one soon.
Brian
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