Repurchase of a treasured car
December 3, 2018
In September of 2005, I purchased my cherished red 993 cabriolet with 62K miles on the clock for $34000. I kept that car and traded it in at Flemington Porsche to John Rachmiel in Sept 2015 with 65K miles and got $42,000 toward the purchase of a lovely yellow 991 cab. My dad, who passed in January 2016, lamented when I traded the 993 and I soon regretted the decision too. Fast forward to Sept 2018. My mom passed on 9/2 and I took some time off to heal the loss of a second parent. For some reason, I did something that I NEVER do.....I checked Flemington???s used car webpage. Low and behold, my treasured 993 had JUST been traded back into the dealer a couple of days earlier. I immediately contacted my trusted sales advisor, John Rachmiel, explained the situation and the sentimental nature of getting this car back. He immediately worked with Scott Herbert and we were able to work out a very favorable deal to get the car back to me about one week later, once it had cleared the shop. The car now has 67, 500 on it.....just 5,000 more than when I bought it in 2005 and the prior caretaker had just invested $6,000 in maintenance and $2,000 in a clear bra on the car. I got the car back for just under $50,000. I made out well thanks to John and Scott who were more interested in getting the car back to me than making a quick buck......something for which I will be forever appreciative. And to close the loop, I was able to quickly put them in touch with a buyer for the lovely E550 benz I traded and as a reward for that, a gratis oil change and brake fluid flush in the Spring for the 993. So happy.