Shows it is often difficult to draw dividing line between
reps and contractual terms, or reps and collateral warranties.
Private seller sold car to dealers.
Told them car was 1948 model.
Log book backed this up.
But log book had been altered by some unknown person –
car was in fact 1939 model
Court of Appeal held that seller’s statement was not a
term, merely a representation.
No action for breach.
Rough rule laid down that person is not usually
assumed to be accepting responsibility for truth of statement as to which he
had no personal knowledge.