Supreme Court Rules in Okoboji Car Restoration Case

Sat 6-5-2021

(Des Moines)  --  The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in the case of a six-figure renovation of a classic car.  Al and Deb Poller of New Jersey sent their 1931 Chevy to Okoboji Classic Cars (OCC) in 2013 for restoration after Deb saw the company’s work in a visit to family. 

The final bill came to more than 112-thousand dollars.  The Pollers had already paid 45-thousand and sued, saying they had a verbal agreement that amount would be the limit.  The district court ruled O-C-C was due the remaining 67-thousand dollars.  But the Iowa Supreme Court reversed that ruling, saying O-C-C had violated the law requiring an estimate of the work and has no basis to keep the car or be paid the balance. 

The Supreme Court also ruled the Pollers suffered no damages from the dispute and are not due attorney fees.