Supercar Saturdays is proud to announce our partnership with Chicago Motor Cars as our July 2012 sponsor. While many of you may be familiar with Parin Shah and his team at CMC, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to introduce the rest of you to the services they offer.
I had always loved the Audi A5 since I first drove a 6-speed example back in 2008. A few months ago I came across a great buy on a beautiful 2010 Audi S5 automatic and bought it. I drove the car for a couple of weeks and decided that it just wasn’t for me; the combination of the engine, weight, and slushbox meant that I needed to find it a new home. As they say in the car business “you can’t pay too little for the wrong car”.
I’ve sold more cars than I can count so I took photos, put it on eBay and a few other sites, and watched as the car didn’t meet my reserve. I sent out a couple of second chance offers and sat horrified as people declined. I have no idea why, it was the right color with the right options at an aggressive price. I thought about taking it to Carmax but every single time I’ve taken a car there (probably 4-5 times) I end up with an offer of 50-75% of the value of the car, it’s an aggravating waste of time.
Around this same time, a good friend of mine owned a specialty Porsche that he was listing for sale through a consignment agreement with Parin. My friend suggested that I come with him and have Parin take a look at my S5. Parin had his buyer Phil take a look at the car and made me an offer on the spot. Long story short, I ended up selling the car to Parin for the same price I was hoping to get from a private party and Parin unbelievably managed to sell the car the next day, talk about a win-win!
Back to my friend with the Porsche, he dropped it off with Parin who made recommendations on how to go about listing this special car along with presenting its modifications in a tasteful and beneficial way. There was an open dialogue and when they agreed on how to list the car, Parin took the photos and listed it for sale. Chicago Motor Cars sold his car within a matter of weeks for the price my friend had been hoping for.
The team at Chicago Motor Cars is currently working to find me my next car and I’m looking forward to my next transaction with them. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, trade, or just happen to be in the neighborhood it’s worth stopping by to meet the team and take a look at the incredible cars they have on display, unlike at SCS, they’re all for sale!