OAP wins damages for Porsche wait

OAP wins damages for Porsche wait

A pensioner has been awarded £85,000 after a dealership's promise to make him first in line for a new Porsche 911 was not fulfilled, a court has heard.

Kevin Hughes had pinned his hopes on buying the car from Bolton's Porsche Centre.

He was told that just 30 new GT3 RS 4.0 models were arriving in Britain.

Mr Hughes was informed that he would be the first to hear if one of the top-of-the-range motors was sent to the centre.

The 67-year-old was told that the showroom was not chosen to receive one of the Porsches and had his £10,000 deposit refunded, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Mr Hughes later discovered that the centre had indeed been allocated a Porsche 911, reported to be worth £135,000.

But it gave the machine to a different customer and Mr Hughes started legal proceedings.

Mr Hughes owns a classic motor restoration centre and garage that specialises in Porsches, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

The dealership also had to pay Mr Hughes's £50,000-plus legal fees.

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