UTICA, N.Y. — He ‘constructed’ it — however it by no means got here.

A Utica man designed his dream automotive — a brand new Audi — selecting its options and trim. A six-month watch for it to reach turned in to extra of an eight-month wait. At some point final week, he learn within the New York Occasions a couple of cargo ship, full of luxurious automobiles, that was burning and adrift within the Atlantic Ocean.

“I used to be like there is not any manner. I despatched a screenshot to my gross sales rep that was serving to me on the dealership and was like ‘say it ain’t so’ jokingly. And he goes ‘I am afraid it’s so, your automotive was on that ship,'” says Mirzet Salihovic.

Not wanting to attend one other six month, he went, on a buddy’s suggestion, to Nimey’s New Era Vehicles, in Utica. Despite the fact that used vehicles are at present scarce, they have been in a position to join him with a automotive he cherished.

“They only occurred to have a brand new BMW on the lot and I informed my buddy ‘yeah, if my automotive wasn’t on the Atlantic proper now, I might be getting this one’ and the subsequent day, the ship really sinks,” mentioned Salihovic.

“Fortunate for us, we’re a used automotive vendor, so all our automobiles, we do not order. After they are available, they’re right here. We do our greatest to have as many late mannequin automobiles which are as near new as attainable, so we will ship them to the shopper the identical day,” says Nimey’s Normal Supervisor, Matt Adams. “We’re not connected, we’re not ready for the producer to construct the automotive. They’ve already been constructed, they’re on the lot they usually’re refreshed each month. We’re shopping for vehicles two, three, 4 occasions a month, attempting to make them as new as attainable so you do not have to attend.”

The ship departed Germany February tenth and was scheduled to reach in Rhode Island this week. It has been reported that roughly 4000 luxurious vehicles, together with Bentley’s, Porsches and Audis, have been on board.