General Conditions of Buying a Classic Volkswagen
Vehicles advertised on this site, unless stated otherwise are listed and made for sale by other individuals and not by Righteous Kombis. There are purely classified advertisements.
The following applies only to vehicle owned and sold by Righteous Kombis
About Righteous Kombis
- Righteous Pty Ltd (ABN: 78622613082) of 580 Wisemans Ferry Rd Somersby NSW 2250 is the owner of all vehicles sold. Jared Luke Pogson sole trader (The Dealer) (ABN: 67740064143) (NSW Dealer license: MD032040) of 580 Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby acts as the licensed motor dealer for all sales. Both parties as a joint business under this arrangement will be referred to as Righteous Kombis.
- Righteous Kombis are businesses operating in New South Wales (NSW). Any disputes that may arise will be governed by the laws of the state of NSW. The Dealer holds a NSW motor dealers license.
- Righteous Kombis does not hold a motor vehicle repairers license in any state or territory of Australia.
- Righteous Kombis is not an Authorised inspection station for the sake of any roadworthy certificate and none of our employees hold an examiners license.
- Any repairs made to vehicles are outsourced to other contractors.
- We will always do our best to describe the vehicle accurately and to the best of our skills, knowledge and qualifications.
- Description of the vehicle is based on a walk around and by starting and running the vehicle and by moving it at low speeds around private property.
- Due to the age of historic vehicles and their complexity, it is difficult to know of or describe every possible fault that might exist. Any judgement of the condition of the vehicle should always be taken with reference to similar vehicles of their age and asking price as well as the qualifications of the person making the judgement.
- We are always happy to allow any prospective buyer to inspect any vehicle and to arrange a qualified mechanic or any other person of their choosing to inspect the vehicle. We will also make ourselves or the vehicle reasonably available for any inspection. All inspections will need to be arranged by appointment by giving at least 48 hours notice
- Where the vehicle is currently in running, driving and operable condition Righteous Kombis do not make a judgement as to the condition of individual components. It therefore cannot advise as to when any component on the vehicle may fail. Every component on the vehicle is a wearable item and has a useful life. For historic vehicles the useful life of every component is generally considered to have passed and could fail at any time. It is likely that many components have already been replaced in the past, but where there is no history or service record it should be assumed that any and all components could break at any time. Replacing these components should be considered as general maintenance for a historic vehicle
- For historic vehicles, the odometer reading is generally not an accurate representation of the distance travelled as the odometre only has 5 digits and therefore returns to Zero after 99999 kilometres. In addition, the odometer may have been replaced at some stage prior to the strict laws that now exist which govern the tampering of odometres.
- Due to the age of historic vehicles it can be difficult to find replacement parts. Due to this, some items on the vehicle may look and operate differently from original or may not work at all. An example of this is the heating system which is generally disabled as it operates through the exhaust system and is generally not considered safe to operate. The buyer should do their due diligence on sourcing parts before making a decision to buy a historic vehicle.
- The value of historic vehicles and price paid should be considered with reference to the age, condition and supply and demand of similar vehicles. Values of historic vehicles are affected heavily by supply and demand and as such prices will fluctuate. The price paid should not be compared to a similar new vehicle and the condition of the vehicle cannot be considered to be similar to a comparable modern vehicle of a similar price.
- Rust can be a common problem with historic vehicles. Rust develops from the inside of a panel outwards so rust may exist in the vehicle that cannot be seen from a visual inspection.
- Where vehicle are sold without registration and without plates they are considered to be sold as an unroadworthy vehicle.
- Where Righteous has provided a NSW roadworthy certificate (E-AUVIS check or e-safety check) for the vehicle, this is only a representation of the roadworthiness of the vehicle at the day and time it was inspected. Due to the age of the vehicle, faults may occur at any time after this inspection. Immediately on deliver, the buyer will be responsible for maintaining the vehicle in a roadworthy condition.
- Righteous does not have an authorised inspection station and is not an authorised inspector. Any roadworthy certificate supplied with the vehicle is issued by a third party inspection station.
- Righteous will only ever supply NSW roadworthy certificates (e-safety Check/Pink slip or E-AUVIS check/Blue slip). These roadworthy certificates are only useful for registering or renewing registration in NSW.
- Where the buyer wishes to register the vehicle in a state or territory other than NSW, they will be responsible for obtaining their own roadworthy certificate.
- For every vehicle sold unregistered without the plates and where the buyer wishes to register the vehicle for road use in Australia, the buyer will need to go through the process of a new registration in the state or territory of their residence, this includes NSW and applies to all vehicles sold without plates. This process may include obtaining a roadworthy certificate. The buyer may need to complete repairs on the vehicle to obtain a roadworthy. The responsibility for costs associated with repairs to the vehicle and obtaining a roadworthy will fall to the buyer.
Historic vehicle will always have their foibles and things will always wear and break. Owners of such cars should expect to spend time and money maintaining and working on the vehicle.