Interesting people you have bought cars off or sold to

Woodcutter

RMS Trader
Drives
P&C Pug Partner
I've bought and sold a few cars to powder business men 🙄

We seemed to like the same type of cars at a time!
How do you know they were powder business men? They're hardly going to tell you that's what theyre into!
 

paddymcc

RMS Regular
Location
Newry
Drives
C63
Not car related but about 10years ago i was buying some used IT equipment for work and purchased it from a company based in Scotland. We had dealt with the company before so everything was paid for upfront and after a couple of weeks nothing had arrived.

Lots of excuses were made about stock not being ready or directors away on business but with some persuasion i got my refund.

Anyway after googling them a few months later it turns out they had been running a money counterfeiting operation. The director had roped in his children and friends to use the counterfeit cash to go to the likes of Currys and buy goods and then resell them online to effectively clean the cash.

Forger told to hand over £100,000

and it looks like he was back in the news recently

Man jailed for £180,000 VAT fraud
 

DavyC

RMS Regular
Must have been a blue moon out lol
I'd only ever dealt with him that once and didn't realize it was him until the deal was done.
His health wasn't great at the time tho so maybe wasn't up for doing a lot of smashing.
 

Gaz

This space available for rent
Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
Never bought or sold to anyone famous, but I did fly to the Isle of Man once for a car and in the tiny plane with about 10 seats, the voice of Roy Walker sitting in front of me was in unmistakeable. Had a brief chat getting off plane, was trying to think of a way to throw “that’s good, but it’s not quite right” into the conversation but that opening never came
 

chopaholic

RMS Regular
Location
Everywhere
Drives
S15, AE86 & E60
Not quite bought from him, but the Tbops story from Piston heads is one of the best of the interesting car guy stories.

 

RallyCiaran

RMS Regular
Location
Magheralin!
Drives
Nova 1600 8v
I nearly murdered Alex Higgins one day. I was driving down Sandy Row and he walked straight out in front of my car. Literally got stopped and his hand was on the bonnet, must have been 2" from disaster.
 

roverspeed

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
Eunos Roadster
I nearly murdered Alex Higgins one day. I was driving down Sandy Row and he walked straight out in front of my car. Literally got stopped and his hand was on the bonnet, must have been 2" from disaster.
I nearly did that also, not that long before he died actually.

He dandered out in front of me in Shaftsbury sq
 

56oval

RMS Regular
I nearly murdered Alex Higgins one day. I was driving down Sandy Row and he walked straight out in front of my car. Literally got stopped and his hand was on the bonnet, must have been 2" from disaster.
I did the same to Ross Kemp and Frank Bruno 😂
 

56oval

RMS Regular
Doubt either would be easy missed!
Ross just waked right out in front of me in Shenfield High Street. To be fair he didn't even flinch.
Frank on the other hand, it was on a country lane and he was out running with his trainer, I came round the corner and they were on my side, jacknifed the car to a halt, the trainer ( and dog) went mental for no reason. Frank was cool. Totally swaying off topic but I was born in his house ( before he owned it) . Parents couldn't afford anywhere to live so they stayed in the servants quarters
 
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gcon45

RMS Regular
Location
South Derry
Drives
and rides
Ross just waked right out in front of me in Shenfield High Street. To be fair he didn't even flinch.
Frank on the other hand, it was on a country lane and he was out running with his trainer, I came round the corner and they were on my side, jacknifed the car to a halt, the trainer ( and dog) went mental for no reason. Frank was cool. Totally swaying off topic but I was born in his house ( before he owned it) . Parents couldn't afford anywhere to live so they stayed in the servants quarters
No shortage of HP sauce in thon house.
 

RichardVance

RMS Member
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
911
I can make it a hat trick of “very nearly running over Alex Higgins!!” - outside the Crown Bar 🤦🏻‍♂️
By the end he unfortunately looked like a homeless tramp.
Have been on test drives with Norman Wisdom (Supra Twin Turbo, which he wasn’t one bit scared of!!), Christopher Dean the ice skater, Daly Thompson the athlete, & helped deliver a Maserati to ‘Paul’ in Dublin (Bono!! Sadly didn’t meet him tho...)
Drove around Estoril circuit in Portugal in a road car with Natalie Imbruglia.
Also had Jonny Adair (then a Mad Dog) & Seamus Mallon (then SDLP deputy first minister) test drive the exact same GS300 Sport in the Lexus showroom one morning, only minutes apart - place was full of minders, that was tense lol.
Sold Frank Mitchell a Celica yrs & yrs ago, & Paul Clarke 3 or 4 Lexus’.
How’s that for a totally random selection...
 

Gaz

This space available for rent
Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
I can make it a hat trick of “very nearly running over Alex Higgins!!” - outside the Crown Bar 🤦🏻‍♂️
By the end he unfortunately looked like a homeless tramp.
Have been on test drives with Norman Wisdom (Supra Twin Turbo, which he wasn’t one bit scared of!!), Christopher Dean the ice skater, Daly Thompson the athlete, & helped deliver a Maserati to ‘Paul’ in Dublin (Bono!! Sadly didn’t meet him tho...)
Drove around Estoril circuit in Portugal in a road car with Natalie Imbruglia.
Also had Jonny Adair (then a Mad Dog) & Seamus Mallon (then SDLP deputy first minister) test drive the exact same GS300 Sport in the Lexus showroom one morning, only minutes apart - place was full of minders, that was tense lol.
Sold Frank Mitchell a Celica yrs & yrs ago, & Paul Clarke 3 or 4 Lexus’.
How’s that for a totally random selection...
I'm still stuck at the Norman-Wisdom-in-a-Supra part, it's like having a mini stroke
 
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