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Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« on: March 20, 2008, 06:39:30 PM »
 Following the bankruptcy of the company Unique Performance, builder of the Mustang Shelby Eleanor clones and other Mustang Shelby continuation series, their entire inventory will be up for auction.
 The inventory includes 64 Mustang fastback and convertible shells, various tools, Mustang parts, and other muscle car shells and parts.
 The biddings will start Friday, March 21st, 2008 and end Thursday, March 27th, 2008. The items are located at 13950 Senlac Drive, Suite 300, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. More information and a registration form can be found here: Maxanet.com



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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 07:40:32 PM »
Thanks for that information for our DFW neighborhood guys and gals.  I wonder why they went belly up?  Usually it's because a lack of sales versus the expense of building their product.  In other words, supply versus demand.  They had the supply of Eleanor clones, but folks weren't buying them.  I don't blame them. 

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 08:06:08 PM »
 A lot of bad things happened with Unique Performance and it's not due to the lack of customers. Some of them started to sue Unique Performance because they didn't receive the car they ordered years after they placed an order.
http://uniqueperformancescam.com/
 But that's not the worse. The police raided their place a few months ago and found cars with fake VIN plates with signs of scratching where the old ones were.
 They were also hiring inmates to do most of the work using gallons of Bondo to fix rust, and cheap parts made in Asia.



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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 08:08:52 PM »
Oh yeah, I remember that news now.  Doesn't pay to be a crook. 

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 08:12:36 PM »
 A member from the French section of the forum asked me to assist him to order a car from them, I am glad I wasn't involve in that  ;D

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 09:22:44 PM »
No shit.  You would be knee deep in law suits if you had assisted him. 

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 03:57:55 PM »
Somehow I missed this story.  I was always impressed with their concept.  Take an older car and update it...everyone's dream.  Looks like the owner's didn't realize Nicolas Cage was playing a fictional character.  It really isn't nice to grind out VINs.  I don't think it's legal, either.  The last I read, the authorities hadn't arrested the owners.  Is this true?

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 07:26:06 PM »
Hey Newb, welcome to the site.  Come back and post more often.  Here is the latest.
http://jalopnik.com/364774/unique-performance-assets-hundreds-of-shelby-mustang-shells-going-up-for-auction

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Re: Unique Performance bankruptcy shells and parts auction
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 04:05:07 PM »
What happened to all of those shells?

 

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