A property tycoon who splashed out £3.4 million on a Pagani Zonda 760 Coupé is suing the dealer claiming he has been unable to drive it as he was never given the correct documents.
Tufan Kalman purchased one of only a handful of the custom-built Italian sports cars ever built— in February last year.
But he claims the supercar “cannot be used” because London-based dealership Pagani UK Ltd failed to provide him with UK registration documents, meaning he has been unable to register it in Switzerland, where he lives.
The Turkish born multi-millionaire has lodged a High Court writ against the dealer demanding a full refund plus interest.
“To date Pagani UK Ltd has neither delivered the registration documents nor repaid the purchase price,” he argues, adding that the dealership “offered to refund the purchase price if they did not deliver the original UK documents by the end of September 2017”.
The writ adds: “There is no legal basis allowing the defendant to keep the purchase price.”
A spokesperson for the dealership said it was aware of the legal proceedings and has instructed lawyers. “We do know about it. Nothing is anywhere near as black and white as it looks on paper,” she told the Evening Standard.
“We did supply Mr Kalman a Pagani Zonda which he accepted delivery of and he had it shipped overseas. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the other matter.”
The 760-series boasts a top speed of 218mph and is the most powerful of the car range that can be legally driven on UK roads.
Among their select group of owners is Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, who crashed his £1.5 million custom built Zonda in Monaco in 2015.
He blamed lack of sleep for the accident, which happened as he drove through the streets of Monte Carlo in the early of hours and crashed into three parked cars. He was breathalysed at the scene but tested negative.
Article Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/25/london-car-dealer-sued-selling-zonda-supercar-property-developer/