Exotic cars are an integral part of the music industry all across the globe. The rarer the car is, the more there is around that piece of machinery. This time, the Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, was allegedly scammed by a car dealer who sold him a bogus car. He has now approached the court regarding the issue.
Adam Levine had bought a rare 1971 Maserati by exchanging two classic Ferraris for it in late 2020. However on closer inspection of the vehicle, it seemed to be different from the they dealt about. Now, Levine has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Adam Levine Living Trust alleges that classic car dealer Rick Cole or his agents faked documentation and chassis and engine authentication marks. It was forged to look like one of only 25 or so 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Liter Spyders ever manufactured. They’re suing to undo the $950,000 deal or get paid enough damages to make it right.
“Cole purported to have found an authentic Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Liter Spyder that he described as being ‘as good’ as an authentic Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Liter Spyder with a clear and indisputable identity that a representative of the Trust had seen and drove in Monterey a year or so earlier, and which was valued at over $1 million.”
According to the document, Levine “is not at all in the classic automobile business.” He believed Cole’s assurances that the vehicle was genuine, only to learn later that the car was withdrawn from auction in 2015. The lawsuit also claims that the chassis and engine numbers stamped on them provided proof that they were after-market upgrades to the vehicle.
The “Girls Like You” singer found out about the reality of the deal once he attempted to sell the supposed limited-edition automobile to Autosport Designs. The Maserati, referred to as “the 1241,” was represented by Cole as having the vehicle identification number AM115.492.1241. The lawsuit says, Cole presented documentation signed by Maserati expert Fabio Collina but it was for the original car.
Cole allegedly repeatedly discouraged the Levine trust from selling the car. Now we can connect as to why would he say so. Bad luck and atrocities can’t seem top let go of Levine as this news come after his recent cheating scandal. Attorneys for former “The Voice” coach did not immediately to a request for comment.
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