Gene Johnson Mar. 15, 2016, 1:33pm


HARRISBURG – A Clinton County auto dealer is suing two other vehicle dealers for $125,000, alleging it purchased what turned out not be a classic Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6.

Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction Inc. of Lock Haven filed a lawsuit Dec. 29 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Premier Auction Group LLC and Leaded Gas Classics LLC alleging fraud, breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

In April 2015, Central, through a representative, attended an automobile auction hosted by Premier in Punta Gorda, Florida, where Premier was offering a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6, the suit sates, and Leaded provided Central with the information regarding the Chevy.

In reliance on the representations of Premier and Leaded, the complaint states, Central Pennsylvania won the car with an auction bid of $125,000. Central then transported the car to Pennsylvania, where it was sold to a third party for $172,000.

Central alleges it became aware of issues with the vehicle’s authenticity when a third party buyer sold to the car’s original owner in Indianapolis.

Central, according to the suit, conducted an independent inspection and determined the vehicle was not a true Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6.

Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction seeks a jury trial, damages of $125,000, plus interest, costs, punitive damages and other and relief the court may deem appropriate. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Stephen F. Gehringer of the Law Offices of Bruce Shaw PC in Willow Grove. 

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:15-cv-02502-MWB

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