Two Bideford used car dealers have admitted supplying dangerous and unroadworthy vehicles.Paul Hussey, 49, and Adam Wallis, 27, both pleaded guilty to a number of offences at the start of a trial at Exeter Crown Court on Monday. Devon and Somerset Trading Standards asked an expert to examine some of the cars sold at the DX Motors dealership on the Clovelly Road Industrial Estate after receiving complaints in 2013. The court heard that a VW Golf was in such a dangerous condition that the front passenger wheel fell off as the new owner was driving though Bideford a day after purchasing the car. A BMW 325i, bought by a young mother who had saved up for two years, was sold with the rear metal brake pipe hanging loosely under the rear of the vehicle. There was also so much wear in the rear suspension bushings the car was at risk of unpredictable handling, particularly when braking. Another vehicle, a BMW 316 was sold with both front brake hoses in such a bad condition the brakes could have failed at any time. At the start of the trial each man offered a separate basis of plea level of culpability to the court, with Hussey asserting that he was not primarily responsible for the business. But during a special hearing yesterday (Thursday) judge Jeremy Griggs ruled that Hussey was the main proprietor of the business and had made most of the decisions. Hussey, who now lives in Ireland but was formerly the landlord of Quigleys Custom House in Bridgland Street, Bideford and Wallis, of Ridgeway Drive, Westward Ho!, will be sentenced next month. Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Councils cabinet member with responsibility for the trading standards service, said: Trading standards officers always believed that Hussey was the driving force behind the business. Supplying dangerous vehicles not only endangers the occupants of the vehicle but could have had serious implications for other road users. The defendants showed no consideration for the safety of the consumers and repeatedly and deliberately mislead them in to buying unroadworthy vehicles. Return to our home page for more North Devon news stories.