Collector's dream car turns into nightmare

David Zimmerman says he thought he had purchased his dream car, a 1969 camaro with only 36,000 miles that had taken first prize at a

MANALAPAN - David Zimmerman says he thought he had purchased his dream car, a 1969 camaro with only 36,000 miles that had taken first prize at a Florida car show.

After reading a 51-page write-up about the car on eBay, Zimmerman says he paid a Florida dealer more than $74,000 for what he thought was a great investment.

However, Zimmerman says he had an expert on Chevy camaros appraise the car after the purchase, and the expert told him that it was fraudulent. Zimmerman says that's when he got the state police involved.

State police say they found what Zimmerman calls "a Frankenstein car." Zimmerman says the Florida dealer took the engine, drive train and transmission from a 1981 camaro that had been sitting in a junkyard for 15 years and put the body of a restored 1969 camaro on top.

Zimmerman says a Florida judge has ruled in his favor and ordered the dealer to pay back the $74,000.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 2 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
The water line feeds many homes and business 3 Water main break in Kearny affects Bayonne
Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East 4 Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East Brunswick
A new United Way ALICE report has found 5 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE