I'd be so (x100000) skeptical in buying this car. And wtf happened with the interior? Like already mentioned, if it's only $2500 to fix it and could be worth $25k why wouldn't he keep it and flip it? Unless I know the full history of this car, I wouldn't go anywhere near it.
Could be... Perhaps its a sandy car, but who really knows.
I was hoping some people on here would be curious enough to call and get some details. The poster comes off as a doucebag to me and the car seems very shady... The whole "no time for 20 ?'s" had me giggle...
I'd show up with a code reader and take a looksey. I don't think it's show room clean, but doesn't look that bad to me. That being said, there is almost nothing that breaks on these cars that can be fixed with only $2500, so I'm highly skeptical.
If it were a theft recovery, it would not be a 907A. This classification literally means the car cannot be repaired in the state of New York because it is not repairable. New York and Florida do this.
The insurance company rules if a car is a 907A in New York. This would only happen if it were demolished in an accident or a flood.
Why not a theft recovery? Theft recovery cars are insurance fraud and do not receive the 907A. 99% of the time people report their car stolen when the motor goes bad and they can't afford to fix it. This is how they become a theft recovery. Otherwise the car would be completely stripped if it were a theft car and it would be a 907A.
How do I know this? Because I have bought 82 M5 & M6 from salvage yards in the past 18-months. I have bought all of them. Clean title, theft title, flood, crashed, stripped.
This car is not a theft title because it has the 907A cert. So that would make it a flood car, since is has not been in an accident aside from the pool it drove through. New York and Florida are the only states that allow insurance companies to brand the titles so they cannot be titled again in their state. These happens when they are very badly damaged like this car is.