Rapper Missy Elliott Claims Local Dealer Failed To Deliver On Luxury Ride
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Rapper/producer Missy Elliott is taking aim at a suburban luxury car dealership, claiming they have reneged on a deal to deliver a nearly $400,000 luxury car.
Elliott has filed a lawsuit against Fox Valley Motor Cars/Lamborghini Chicago in Westmont, claiming the parties agreed in July, 2011 on the purchase of a $398,945 2012 White Lambo Aventador.
The base price of the vehicle is $376,000–plus more than $20,000 in options, including $14,000 for the white finish.
According to attorney Michael Trauben, of Miami-based Singh, Singh & Trauben, Elliott traded in a 2005 Bentley ($85,000) and put down $30,000 in cash. According to the lawsuit, Fox Valley Motors took possession of Elliott’s Bentley Continental GT around July 15, 2011. According to the purchase agreement, the Bentley had 10,400 miles on the odometer.
The dealership, according to the lawsuit, was to deliver a “specially tailored” version of car by no later than mid 2012, but has yet to do so.
According to the lawsuit, the dealership refused to deliver the car for the agreed upon sale price–and demanded more cash.
Elliott, a five time Grammy Award winner, is suing Fox Valley for possession of her Lamborghini, plus damages. The complaint was filed in Dade County, Fla., because Elliott has a home in Miami.
CBS Chicago contacted the dealership, which had no comment.