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Brian Austin Green Sold a 1955 Porsche Speedster with Fake Engine, Is Being Sued

Actor Brian Austin Green, best known as David on the original “Beverly Hills 90210” series and husband to “Transformers” hottie Megan Fox, is being named in a lawsuit that alleges he sold a 1955 Porsche Speedster with a fake engine.
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Gonzalo da Silva Pinto is the man who ended up buying the car and who’s now asking for his money back (plus some expenses he incurred along the way because of it), after finding out that the car isn’t as original as advertised. In fact, it was purposely forged to look 100 percent authentic when, in reality, it came with an unoriginal engine.

Celebrity publication TMZ got a hold of the lawsuit and offers some details mentioned in it by the buyer. Not only is he experiencing a serious case of buyer’s remorse, but he is deep in the hole for $330,000 plus some loose change.

According to the papers, da Silva Pinto saw an ad online for the Porsche in May 2017 and reached out to Green for details. Since the actor was asking $385,000 for the car, da Silva Pinto wanted it authenticated before shipped to Germany, where he lives.

“Pinto claims he hired a couple Porsche experts to inspect the car and make sure the engine matched the certificate of authenticity – by verifying a stamp on the motor. He says everything looked up to snuff, so he bought the car from Brian for $330,000 and shipped it to Germany,” the report says.

Once the car arrived, da Silva Pinto wanted to take out his own certificate of authenticity for it, only to be told that the stamp on the engine had been forged and that it, the engine, was not original. He doesn’t directly accuse Green of forging the stamp and committing fraud, but he wants his money back.

“[He] wants to cancel the sale and get back his $330k, plus all the costs and fees he racked up during the purchase, authentication and delivery,” TMZ says. It doesn’t mention how much money da Silva Pinto is asking from Green in total.

Earlier this year, actor Jerry Seinfeld was named in a similar lawsuit, after he sold a very rare 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster, which he’d bought in 2013, for a small profit. He was sued for allegedly selling a fake – and knowingly so. In response, Seinfeld sued the original dealership that sold him the alleged fake Porsche.

 
 
 
 
 

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