I setup this website originally because I have personally been a victim of CNC Motors. Back in November of 2020, I consigned two of my vehicles, both in pristine condition: 2020 McLaren 720S Spider (Ludus Blue) and a 2017 Mercedes G550 4×4 Squared (Designo Mystic White Metallic). I refuse to link to their website, but you can still see them LIVE today as listed for sale.
As I am a busy person with work, I would occasionally reach out to my salesman (Joey Indrieri) to provide a status update, often not receiving a response via text or emails. Because of the holidays and the common “COVID excuse”, I assumed the lack of responses were due to lack of time. After this continued into January and February, I started suspecting something wasn’t right. Finally, during the second week of February, I’d had enough.
That following week I personally showed up to the dealership to find out what was going on with my vehicles. Much to my surprise, my vehicles were not at the dealership. Obviously, this was very concerning and alarming, as I was never notified that were sold. Furthermore, I received the “run around” that Joey wasn’t available to speak with me, at which point I said I refused to leave the dealership until I had answers. Miraculously, they found Joey to come talk to me.
He acted very shady, saying my cars had sold and was “surprised that no one had reached out” to tell me this information, as he was supposedly out of the office (in the hospital) for the last 3 weeks with COVID-19. I said no one had contacted me, and he then presented the “Release of Liability” (NRL) forms for me to sign. At this point, I didn’t care when my cars had sold, I just wanted the liens paid and the remaining proceeds sent to me. At this point, my loans were not paid off on either vehicle (and STILL are not paid), putting me at liability risk of these vehicles for which I have liens.
When I left that day (Wednesday, February 17th), I was promised that I would see the funds wired to my account (information which I had provided to them several times) by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, no funds were transferred. I tried reaching out to Joey to find out the Fed wire confirmation numbers, and when the funds were sent. Two more weeks went by, and he wasn’t responding to me.
On March 2nd, I threatened legal action if I was not paid by the end of the week. I received a response from someone named “Clay” (Clayton Thom), who I found out was the owner of the dealership. I assume that Joey was either let go / fired, and now his messages were being forwarded to Clayton now. Clayton assured me that I would be paid by the end of that week, and to send my loan payoff info, and my wire transfer information (keep in mind I’d already provided this information several times). I agreed, the week passes, and of course, no funds are in my account.
My girlfriend and I drove out to CNC again on March 12th, assuming that Clayton would have the two liens paid off, and two cashiers checks for the balance of equity I’m owed. Upon entering the dealership, the receptionist gave me the runaround, saying that Clayton wasn’t there. This obviously immediately infuriated me, and I said I wasn’t leaving. At which point, they finally called the police on me to remove me from the dealership.
The officer said that Clayton would pay me by the end of the following week (March 19th), as he was getting a partner to buyout the business and provide him cash. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but of course, that Friday passes with no funds in my account, and I confirmed that both liens are still not paid.
Out of the blue, I get an unsolicited text from Clayton asking for my wire information (which I had provided several times). I provided the information again, hoping I would get this resolved the following Monday… nope, nothing.
I have still yet to recover a dime of the half a million dollars I’m owed.
Empty promises, robbing Peter to pay Paul… all in a regular day’s work at CNC Motors. If you’ve have a similar experience, please leave it in the comments.