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Wed May 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

Classic Ferrari worth millions stolen on test drive

Source: BBC

Classic Ferrari worth millions stolen on test drive

15 May 2019

An opportunistic car "collector" used a test drive to make off with a Ferrari worth €2m (£1.7m; $2.2m).

The suspect had expressed interest in buying a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, police in the German city of Düsseldorf say.

He turned up by taxi to the dealership and two hours later, on a test drive, it was time to swap drivers.

But when the seller stepped out of the car, the would-be buyer quickly hit the accelerator and vanished. The car was later found in a garage.

Police say the "historic vehicle" with 43,000km (27,000 miles) on the clock should be valued at more than €2m.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48280132


The car - seen here in a police-supplied photo - is likely worth more than €2m (£1.7m) (Polizei Dusseldorf)


Police are seeking this man in connection with the speedy theft (Polizei Dusseldorf)

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Wed May 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

1. portrait of a man with poor impulse control.

a common denominator of many stupid crimes.

i rather suspect the guy didn't intend to commit a crime, although he might have been insincere about having real interest in buying the car. he simply found himself momentarily alone in a car that can do 0-60 in the blink of an eye, his foot probably acted before his brain kicked in and said,

uh, oh shit, what now...?

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