$190,000 payout over waiting-list bungle

$190,000 payout over waiting-list bungle

A pensioner has successfully sued a United Kingdom car dealer over an error that saw him skipped on the waiting list for a rare car.

According to The Telegraph, Porsche Centre Bolton has been ordered to pay over $190,000 to Kevin Hughes after selling the rare 911 GT3 RS 4.0 he’d ordered to another buyer.

Hughes has placed a $22,000 deposit for the car, of which only 30 were delivered in the UK. Hughes was told he was “first in the queue” if the dealership was allocated a car.

Hughes was later told that no cars had been allocated to the dealership, and his deposit was refunded.

But a car had been allocated – and sold to another customer – and Hughes found out.

An initial challenge to court failed, but on appeal three senior judges deemed it “as plain as a pikestaff” that he had had a legally binding contract with the dealership.

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