Allegations of joyrides, missing payments and defamation – Tony Wall reveals how the rebuild of a $400,000 supercar ended in recriminations and lawyer’s letters.
CHRIS Mosley wanted his Lamborghini to spit flames and roar like a beast. Chris Timmerman was excited to work on a beautiful piece of machinery.
But they fell out – Mosley accusing Timmerman of poor workmanship and joyriding in his supercar; Timmerman threatening to sue Mosley for unpaid bills and defamation.
Mosley is a car dealer from Auckland who bought the 2017 model Lamborghini Huracan Avio earlier this year through his company, DNSNZ Imports.
He’d been turning his life around after serving four years in prison for dealing methamphetamine, Ecstasy and carrying a pistol.
‘‘I did some dumb things when I was 22... I’m a completely different person,’’ he says.
Dutchman Timmerman came to New Zealand around 2009 and opened a tuning business in Taupo called Power Torque, specialising in high performance European cars. ‘‘For me it’s a passion.’’
The pair met in June when Mosley responded to a Power Torque ad for a twin turbo system for Lamborghinis, which hugely increases horse power.
Timmerman told Mosley the cost was $56,000, plus install. ‘‘Order it I’m in 100%,’’ Mosley said by text message, adding ‘‘Is there any way you can make the exhaust louder and spit flames?’’
Timmerman was thrilled: it would be the first time a Lamborghini Huracan had been converted to twin turbo in New Zealand.
The pair have wildly differing KIWI mog Boots has taken up residence as our feline High Commissioner in London, helping our diplomatic team represent New Zealand on the world stage.
His official duties have included encouraging Kiwis to vote – and engaging in cat-to-cat dialogue with Palmerston, the resident mouser at the UK Foreign Office.
He follows in the footsteps of Paddles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pet who entertains Twitter followers with updates from inside the first family’s residence in Auckland.
Boots – rescued from a Kapiti versions of what happened next. Mosley claims he paid Timmerman a cash deposit of $40,000 but he has no record of it.
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Car dealer Chris Moseley said he wanted his 2017 model Lamborghini Huracan Avio supercar to ‘‘spit flames’’ after work had been carried out by Chris Timmerman’s tuning business Power Torque.