The Purchasing Process

The process for acquiring a vehicle from 502 Motorworks is dependent on the vehicle being ordered. The following illustrates the two ways a car is ordered, constructed, paid for, and delivered.

Racing Green Products (Bentley, Alfa Romeo):

  1. 502 Motorworks purchases and titles vehicles here in the United States to use as the basis for the cars built and returned for distribution to North, Central, and South American customers. These cars are titled in the State of Kentucky. Bentley and Alfa Romeo cars carry an original Bentley or Alfa Romeo chassis number as the chassis and many of the major components are used in the restoration and conversion.
  2. Customer can order automobiles from 502 Motorworks, at which point a contract is signed and an initial deposit is made for the cost of the base car on which the restoration and conversion work will take place.
  3. The base vehicles are shipped in groups of 2 in a 40' seagoing container to the Racing Green in Wales for restoration and conversion.
  4. 502 Motorworks staff will accompany the customer on a mandatory visit to the Racing Green facility in Wales so that the customer can meet the Racing Green staff prior to the build of their car starting in earnest. We feel that this allows for a good foundation for customer involvement in the build process, and keeps everyone in the loop to assist with additional questions or concerns when they return home and the car is ultimately delivered.
  5. Additional periodic payments are made by the customer to 502 Motorworks as work progresses up to the 50% completion of the car. These payments are made based on invoices sent to the customer by 502 Motorworks, and each accrues towards the 50% overall value of the vehicle being worked on. The remaining 50% payment is not required until the car is completed.
  6. We encourage and will accompany customers on a second trip to the Racing Green facility to see the car as it progresses and to answer any questions that may arise at that time.
  7. Upon completion and road testing, the cars are packed and shipped in seagoing containers for delivery to 502 Motorworks. Once the automobiles have arrived, our staff performs a post-transit inspection to ensure that the cars made the trip intact, and address any issues that may arise from the transportation process. Additionally, since the cars are shipped dry, we refill and check all fluid levels and road test the vehicle prior to final delivery to the end customer. We have Bayless Insurance just for this process and will be glad to provide to our clients a comprehensive copy of our insurance package including umbrella coverage.
  8. Upon completion of the prep work and road testing phase, the customer is required to make a final payment. This payment will also include shipping, re-importation fees, taxes, and the prep work performed by 502 Motorworks. We encourage customers to inspect the vehicle stateside and sign off on the car prior to making this final payment.
  9. 502 Motorworks will send via overnight mail, the Kentucky title and a final bill of sale to the end-customer prior to the car being loaded on enclosed transport for final delivery. The title will be signed by our staff and will be properly notarized and stamped for easy transfer to the State or Province of the customer's choosing.
  10. 502 Auto Club will use one of our preferred shippers to provide enclosed transport to the end customer and will bill for this service separately.
  11. Any warranty items or major service required during the normal warranty period that cannot be performed locally at the end customer's location can and will be provided at the 502 Motorworks shop. If warranty work can be performed at the customer's location, but a suitable local service shop cannot be located, we will be glad to travel to the customer and will coordinate with Racing Green on behalf of the customer.
502 Motorworks Products (Spyder, C-Type, Slabside):

  1. 502 Motorworks builds these models from scratch using original blueprints and bucks developed using 3D scanning technology as well as historical documentation.
  2. Customer can order automobiles from 502 Motorworks, at which point a contract is signed and an initial deposit of 25% of the finished cost is made for the cost of the automobile selected. At this point, the customer will also sign a contract outlining the build specification and any options selected for their car.
  3. 502 Motorworks staff requires a mandatory visit to the our facility in Louisville, Kentucky once the chassis and body are completed, but prior to paint and drive train installation so that the customer can meet the 502 Motorworks staff that will be building their automobile. We feel that this allows for a good foundation for customer involvement in the build process, and keeps everyone in the loop to assist with additional questions or concerns when they return home and the car is ultimately delivered.
  4. Additional periodic payments are made by the customer to 502 Motorworks as work progresses up to the 75% completion of the car. These payments are made based on invoices sent to the customer by 502 Motorworks, and each accrues towards the 75% overall value of the vehicle being worked on. The remaining 25% payment is not required until the car is completed.
  5. We encourage a second trip to the 502 Motorworks facility to see the car as it progresses and to answer any questions that may arise at that time.
  6. Upon completion our staff performs a post-build run-in period and inspection to ensure that the cars are fully shook down prior to the customer taking delivery. During this process we will put a minimum of 500 miles on the newly built car. We have Bayless Insurance just for this process and will be glad to provide to our clients a comprehensive copy of our insurance package including umbrella coverage.
  7. Upon completion of the road testing phase, the customer is required to make a final payment. We encourage customers to inspect the vehicle in person and sign off on the car prior to making this final payment.
  8. 502 Motorworks will send via overnight mail, the Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO) and a final bill of sale to the end-customer prior to the car being loaded on enclosed transport for final delivery. The MSO will be signed by our staff and will be properly notarized and stamped for easy transfer to the State or Province of the customer's choosing.
  9. 502 Auto Club will use one of our preferred shippers to provide enclosed transport to the end customer and will bill for this service separately.
  10. Any warranty items or major service required during the normal warranty period that cannot be performed locally at the end customer's location can and will be provided at the 502 Motorworks shop. If warranty work can be performed at the customer's location, but a suitable local service shop cannot be located, we will be glad to travel to the customer.
  

Available Cars

502 Spyder

502 Slabside

Jaguar C-Type

B Special No.1

B Special 3/8 Racer

B Special Drophead Coupe

B Special Alpine

Alfa Romeo 2600MM

B Special Fastback

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