• May 12, 2008
The epic saga of Unique Performance and its fall from grace isn't over yet. An auction was held in March to help clear the bankrupt company's back debts, but it only raised $1 million. That wasn't enough to compensate the many ripped-off owners and fleeced employees, not to mention the federal government. Auction firm Rosen Systems has a new, very spare listing on its website for another Unique Performance auction coming up on the 24th of June. The scarce information offered by Rosen Systems only states "approximately 40 Mustang Fastback shells, body parts, tools, lifts." A catalog of items to be offered for this online-only event has yet to be released, but it's safe to assume that these are the items that failed to sell the first time around. We're not sure we'd consider this auction a good way to get a viable Mustang body unit, with reports of multiple gallons of body filler in each car. Thanks for the tip, Cameron!


[Source: 67MustangBlog]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Really, do we need to read these pointless comments every day now while attempting to advertise your website? You might as well make a generic comment while linking to some viagra website. Your website is far from worth visiting daily, so lay off already.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I overdid it.

        Laying off now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Imagine the auctioneer:

      "40 gallons of Bondo in shape of '67 Mustang Fastback, going, going, gone!"

      What a messed up business
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you're going to look at these treasures, bring a magnet. A big one, and be prepared to do a lot of crawling under and over. Also, bring an extendable mirror, and a strong flashlight. And look for missing or replaced VIN's. It ain't worth much if you can't title it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Look what I found digging through some court docs on the Unique
      Performance Vehicle Seizure, no wonder they canned the head detective
      on the case.

      The whole mess with customer cars being seized was caused by
      insinuations from John Luft and a truck driver?



      AFFIDAVIT FOR SEARCH WARRANT

      THE STATE OF TEXAS [338 DESVOIGNES RD]
      COUNTY OF GRAYSON [Denison, Grayson County, Texas]

      The undersigned Affiant, being a Peace Officer under the laws of Texas
      and being duly sworn, on oath makes the following statements and
      accusations:

      1. There is in Grayson County, Texas, a suspected place and premises
      described and located as follows: A barn, located at 338 Desvoignes
      Road, Denison, Grayson County Texas. The barn is red with white trim.
      There is a white picket fence around the barn. There are three barns
      on the property and the barn in question is the second one from the
      residence. According to Grayson Central Appraisal District the
      property is listed as Property lD 113345 (Real), Geo lD 074 1311010,
      G-1311 WRIGHT WILLIAM A-G1311.

      2. There is at said suspected place implements or instruments used in
      the commission of a crime and,/or property or items constituting an
      offense or constituting evidence tending to show that a particular
      person committed an offense, to wit: Titling records, sales records,
      customer files, vehicles with incorrect VIN numbers and any other
      document or instrument used to facilitate fraudulent activity.

      3. Said suspected place and premises are in charge of and controlled
      by each of the following persons: Linda Davis, owner as listed on
      Grayson County tax rolls.

      4. It is the belief of Affiant, and he hereby charges and accuses that:

      On or about the 2nd day of October 2007,at 13950 Senlac D rive Suite#
      300, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, Unique Performance was
      found to be in possession of a red 1967 Ford Mustang fastback bearing
      VIN 7F01C216874. Said VIN belongs to a 1967 Ford Mustang hardtop and
      did not belong to the car in which it was assigned. During an
      investigation into this vehicle, Douglas Hasty, the owner of Unique
      Performance, ordered that it be removed from the shop and concealed on
      private property in Denison. Texas.

      5. Affiant has probable cause for said belief by reason of the
      following facts: On October 2nd 2007 Farmers Branch Police contacted
      Douglas Hasty with Unique Performance in reference to a complaint that
      his company was not returning a customer vehicle. The customer had
      provided a faxed copy of the title to his vehicle. When Douglas Hasty
      showed this defective the vehicle in question, t he VIN number
      (7F01C16874) did not match the VIN number on the title issued to the
      customer (7F02C127565). On a 1967 Mustang VlN, the 3rd and 4th
      character of 01 means that the vehicle is a hardtop. If the 3rd and
      4th character of the VIN is an 02, then the vehicle is a fastback.
      This model information was verified using www.decodethis.com and the
      validity of the information was verified by Sgt. Rex Wilemon of the
      Texas Department of Public Safety Since the fastback vehicle in
      question is bearing the VIN to a hardtop, it is displaying an altered
      identification number. Douglas Hasty initially stated that they had
      replaced the front clip of the vehicle. To do so without a TXDOT
      formVTR-68A (law enforcement vehicle inspection form) is a violation
      of section 31.11 of the Texas Penal Code regarding Tampering with
      Identification Numbers. A TXDOT title history of this vehicle revealed
      that no such form had been filed by Unique Performance. When informed
      of the potential violation Douglas Hasty stated that the wrong title
      had been issued to the owner and that the vehicle had not undergone a
      VlN number change. During my investigation into this event, I was
      contacted by John Luft, an attorney for Carroll Shelby Enterprises,
      informing me that he had a former employee of Unique Performance that
      was willing to provide information. This employee was employed by the
      company for approximately two years as their transport driver and was
      very recently laid off from Unique Performance due to budgetary
      restraints and the loss of the Carroll Shelby licensing. This
      informant states that Douglas Hasty ordered him on October 17th to
      haul this and two other vehicles to a barn located at a private
      residence located at 338 Desvoignes Road, Denison, Grayson County
      Texas. The informant did show this detective where this residence was,
      to include which barn the vehicles had been located within. The
      informant also states that he was ordered to remove 17 additional
      vehicles, which he relocated to
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder what current owners of U.P mustangs are saying to themselves now? lol

      • 6 Years Ago
      Ironically these parts should go for about what a fiberglass Shelby replica kit car shell would go for.