Put simply – without Mr. Hansen I would not now be the proud owner of the car of my dreams. He made everything possible – and with friendly, professional ease. One very important factor was his ability to understand the type of car I was seeking and help me to sift and sort the dozens of contenders I found on all the various websites without charging me to physically inspect them all!
Mr. Hansen’s ability to spot tiny condition tell-tales from photographs is almost magical – he can detect the smell of a lemon or the perfume of a peach! His encyclopaedic knowledge inspires awe and even when he looked at some really rare exotica for me he zoned in on the model’s weaknesses like a one-marque Maestro.
Mr. Hansen saved me from making very expensive bad decisions on several occasions, and showed a diplomat’s tact when he knew I’d fallen in love with a lemon. ‘I just couldn’t allow you the disappointment I knew you would experience when that car arrived with you in England’ he said on one occasion, actually apologising for billing me when I didn’t proceed. In fact the modest investment in Mr. Hansen’s time and expertise that day saved me almost $100,000!
There were times when I felt I might be abusing Mr. Hansen’s good nature, as I constantly changed from one car to another, but at no time did he ever make me feel an nuisance. And when ‘looker’s fatigue’ set in, Mr. Hansen’s enthusiasm and cheerful disposition gave me my Mojo back – just at the right time to bag a bargain!
Y’know, some people advised me not to take the risk of buying an expensive old car unseen, in a country far away… in fact they were wrong, I took no risk at all since I had Mr. Hansen to look after me.
You see, his inspection was far more thorough that anything I could have done myself in person! He even introduced me to people to help with the legal aspects of the purchase and money transfer!
One final thing – just one of Mr. Hansen’s many observations from his report (missed by everyone else including the honest seller) was sufficient to re-negotiate the price, saving me almost $10,000. In all, this has made what could have been an impossibly risky and stressful experience into something so enjoyable that I’m keen to repeat it when funds permit! And wherever I buy, from the West Coast to the East, or the Lakes to the desert, there is only one gentleman whom I shall be asking to protect my interests. You may by now be able to deduce who that gentleman is…