[Chrysler300] Controversy - A Proposed Solution?
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[Chrysler300] Controversy - A Proposed Solution?



There is a liability to this endeavor as many B and E body collectors are 
well aware of. This idea is basically in effect for Hemi cars and 6-pak cars 
and down the line. The problem is, the car is only certified on the day of 
certification. As has happened, the car car be radically altered the day 
after the "certification" (valuable parts removed, substituted, engines 
changed, etc, even re-bodied) but 3 months later the car can be put up for 
sale as "Chrysler 300 Club Certified" and whats an unsuspecting buyer to do? 
I'll tell you- he'll blame the Chrysler 300 Club for a shoddy 
certification!!! Sure there are plenty of disclaimers to be made on the 
certification sheet, and they will hold up through the legal hassles, but 
the "bad press" will live on. This HAS happened to some of  the best known 
in the "Mopar Community". The certification idea would only work, in my 
opinion, on the day of and as part of the sale. My  $.02 worth.

Jeff Miklas

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Mikonis" <r41hp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Controversy - A Proposed Solution?


>I offered this solution privately some time ago.
> Since the anti-rebody argument is a minority viewpoint
> with no legal basis, perhaps the club could take a
> more positive role in upholding the purity of the 300.
> The club could offer a voluntary "certification"
> process - for a fee.  Sort of a "concours judging
> plus" perhaps up to and including examining secret
> numbers.  Then an owner/seller could state "this car
> is certified by the Chrysler 3000 Club International."
>
> If the car is not "certified," then we don't really
> know anything, other than the anectdotal histories we
> already collect and share on known VINs.
>
> Interestingly, the Ferrari factory recently announced
> such a program.  They won't certify a car unless 100%
> factory correct. (Of course, they also offer
> restoration services to make the car 100% factory
> correct.)  I don't know their stand on parts
> replacement.
>
> Anyway, the witch hunt policy seems to have the
> potential to only drive members away and possibly
> incur more legal expense for the club.  Seems to me a
> "proper" rebody affects the value and not the legality
> of a car - so what else can we really do about it?
>
> Andy
>
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