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.

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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.

Asked for de­tails of how the

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.

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