Gary Pronman
  Buyer Beware - Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest people that prey on classic car collectors


  Gary Pronman
 Table of Contents


  Why This Website?

  Who Is Gary Pronman?

  Who Is Dan Pronman?

  Who Is Dennis Tuttle?

  Who Is Fred Engelhart?

  How to Protect Yourself

  'Classic Car People'

  Website Links

  Legal Blog


  Visitor Feedback

  About The Author

  Contact the Author


Gary Pronman, Dan Pronman and Movie Star Musclecars attempted to defraud me of $84,000 in April 2009.

The problems started back in 2009 when the Pronman brothers, Gary and Dan, offered to broker a collectible classic car to me. We agreed to the amount. The Pronmans produced a bill of sale from a third party and I promptly wired full payment to that third party. Subsequently, the Pronmans didn't tender the car, the paperwork, nor did they even disclose the car's actual location for more than seven years. Turns out that the third party that the Pronmans "brokered" the vehicle from was Movie Star Muscle Cars  -- a Quebec-based company owned by the Pronmans. The lawsuit remains ongoing, though in late 2016, the judge ordered the Pronmans to disclose the location and release the car & paperwork and they complied.

Back in November 2013 we discovered that the Pronmans offered a partially restored 1970 440+6 Challenger Convertible for sale, (VIN JS27V0B100415), under the alias of "Max" with a phone number of (321) 305-9878. While it is our understanding that this car has since been sold, we felt it worth noting the alias that was used. Always be careful!  

I am not the Pronmans' only victim. Hopefully you discovered this website BEFORE you made the mistake of transacting business with the Pronmans, Movie Star Musclecars, or one of the other predators in the classic car collecting hobby. Other reputable car collectors, including Bill Ockerlund, Jurgen Stanley, Wade Ogle, Mike Pietranico and Joey Lange have also found themselves regretting their deals with the Pronmans. Don't forget to checkout the additional feedback that I've received from visitors to the site.

The Pronmans are certainly not the only predators to be found in the classic car world! There are other individuals including Dennis Tuttle and Fred Engelhart that you need to be extremely cautious with. Tuttle and Engelhart have both served time in prison for their crimes.

This public service website will remain as a resource to warn and educate other hobbyists. If you have any stories or advice you'd like to share, please provide feedback.

Follow these recommendations to protect yourself

By making my story public, I hope that you can learn from my loss. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, make sure you research the vehicle and the person or entity you're dealing with! This website is a public service to all enthusiasts - it is not an attempt to influence the outcome of the pending litigation. Remember - con artists count on the fact that most victims are too embarrassed to come forward. It's best to avoid becoming a victim, however, if it happens, be vocal so that you can warn others.

My lawsuit against the Pronmans is not an attempt to profit. Ultimately, I'd really like the car that I attempted to purchase. When the lawsuit is finally over and I win, I will donate 100% of the proceeds (after legal expenses) to charity.


Updated: July 2017

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