Owner sues Ferrari agent for wrecking limited edition car
SINGAPORE – The proprietor of a restricted-version Ferrari despatched the automotive to the authorised agent for servicing, however what he acquired again was a badly smashed experience.
Businessman Lim Chin Liang is now suing Ital Auto for an unspecified sum, claiming that his Ferrari F430 Scuderia – apparently one in every of solely eight in Singapore – was broken past restore.
He despatched the second-hand automotive in for servicing on March 15.
Two days later, Ital’s high quality tester took the automotive out for a publish-servicing check-drive, and misplaced management of it on a moist street.
On March 26, Mr Lim filed the go well with towards Ital by means of regulation agency Parwani & Co.
Asked why he was suing, the 33-yr-previous, who buys and sells excessive-finish automobiles, stated Ital “refused to settle”, “by no means apologised” and was dragging its ft by asking him how a lot he paid for the automotive and what the open-market worth (OMV) was.
“I’m stunned that as an authorised agent, it doesn’t have this info,” he stated in a telephone interview.
Mr Lim wouldn’t say how a lot he paid for the automotive.
However, The Straits Times understands that he acquired the automotive with financing from credit score firm Kenso Leasing.
Kenso director Anthony Lim stated the automotive was “three to 4 years previous” and was transacted at “round $500,000-plus”.
Ital, owned by hotelier Ong Beng Seng, secured the Ferrari franchise in 2009. The Scuderia was bought earlier than its tenure.
When contacted, an organization spokesman stated it most popular to not remark because the case is now with the legal professionals.
In the defence assertion filed by Selvam LLC, Ital denied that the automotive was broken past restore.
The firm additionally denied that its driver had did not train care and talent.
The automotive was travelling at 68kmh on a straight path when it skidded, the corporate added.
It additionally claimed that earlier than this incident, the check-driver had by no means had an accident whereas doing his job – one which he has held for 19 years.
In reality, it denied “each allegation” specified by Mr Lim’s go well with.
Mr Lim’s lawyer will now have two weeks to answer the defence assertion.