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Haha! Deja vu! I bought a 550i from Grays SA in 2021, only to discover a parking ticket under the driver's seat with its previous Vic rego. Put that into google and hohoho; sold by Grays Vic in 2019 with 120000km more on the clock than I bought it with, which massively explained why the cluster thought the car should have various features it didn't.

Thing is, Grays SA operates under the parent dealer licence, issued in NSW. And *in NSW* dealers can lose their licence for "knowingly" selling a clocked vehicle. It'd be trivial to prove Grays (should) know: they record every car's VIN. I contacted SA really only to try and get a line on the vendor to demand the original cluster so the car could be blue slipped, but they very quickly offered to buy it back. In NSW. For what I had spent on the refurb (including transport from SA to my door), not just what i paid at the auction.

So they could crush the evidence no doubt.
 

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Haha! Deja vu! I bought a 550i from Grays SA in 2021, only to discover a parking ticket under the driver's seat with its previous Vic rego. Put that into google and hohoho; sold by Grays Vic in 2019 with 120000km more on the clock than I bought it with, which massively explained why the cluster thought the car should have various features it didn't.

Thing is, Grays SA operates under the parent dealer licence, issued in NSW. And *in NSW* dealers can lose their licence for "knowingly" selling a clocked vehicle. It'd be trivial to prove Grays (should) know: they record every car's VIN. I contacted SA really only to try and get a line on the vendor to demand the original cluster so the car could be blue slipped, but they very quickly offered to buy it back. In NSW. For what I had spent on the refurb (including transport from SA to my door), not just what i paid at the auction.

So they could crush the evidence no doubt.
Quite staggering. You would have to ask yourself if Grays are the ones "TO GO TO" when thinking of buying at auction from them - especially in S.A. Perhaps one should truck a car to them to get top money, or have someone turn back the mileage. Not good. Regards Styria
 

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It's certainly a nice, clean and smart looking car. However, I have had a good look at the rear seat upholstery, and I would tend to think that the rear seat has been refurbished. Look no further than the pleats that do not line up and I would contend that Mercedes Benz would not produce upholstery of that low standard. The seats look new when compared with the fronts, and I would hazard a guess that the material could well be vinyl and not leather. Regards Styria
 
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I wish Australia wasn't so fringe when it comes to Alpina. There seem to be a decent number of them in the UK so it's not a rhd thing, and the popularity of bmw here seems pretty high. Same for amg anything and the rs Audis of late so money's not the problem...

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